Ok, so there’s supposed to be a KAL post here today. My bad. I got caught up in all kinds of fun stuff this weekend and today, too, so… tomorrow!
Right now, I thought I’d share these:
It’s St. Patrick’s Day, and I’ve made green muffins. I think that means I need to call them Top o’ the Mornin’ Muffins, even though there’s really nothing Irish about them.
Honestly? I’m probably just always going to refer to them as “green tea banana muffins” no matter what I call this post. I’m too practical. Or lazy. Or something.
I started out planning to follow a recipe I found online, but I was curious about this new flour I’d just bought, and one substitution led to another, until I had this recipe. Aside from the bananas and the green tea powder, there’s not much left to resemble the original.
These may be the healthiest muffins I have ever made. I tend to think of healthy muffins as wheaty bricks, but these are anything but. They’re light and fluffy and I don’t taste even a hint of whole wheat (because there is none – they’re made with barley). I really loved how they smelled while they were baking, too.
I know there are some odd ingredients in these muffins, but they are the kind of ingredients I am attempting to incorporate into my repertoire more frequently. I didn’t say so in the recipe, but I used organic wherever possible.
Also, I believe these are vegan. Unless there’s an animal product lurking in there that I’m not noticing.
- 1 1/3 cups sprouted barley flour
- 1 tbsp matcha green tea powder
- 3 tsp featherweight baking powder
- 3 tbsp brown sugar
- 2 tsp flax seed/ chia seed blend
- 2 tsp ground ginger
- 2 bananas, mashed
- 1 cup vanilla soy milk
Preheat oven to 350F. Prepare muffin tin with paper liners, or cooking spray.
Combine dry ingredients. Combine wet ingredients. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Divide into muffin tins and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Makes 1 dozen.
Inspired by Matcha Morning Muffins.
Serving Size: 1 serving
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from fat: 7 (8% of tot cal)
% Daily Value*
|Total Fat 1g||1%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||1%|
|Total Carbo 19g||6%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||10%|
|Vitamin A 1%||Vitamin C 2%|
|Calcium 7%||Iron 3%|
|*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending upon your caloric intake.|
The after school reviews are in:
“They were alright, I guess” – Flufy, of I am Flufy
“They were very green tea-ish.” – BOG, of Boring Office Guy
“What’s that bitter aftertaste?” – Neil, of Clarkesworld Magazine
Ok, so they’re not popular with the men in the house. I don’t notice the green tea or the aftertaste. In fact, I found them surprisingly mild-tasting. I like them. And I suspect they will be even more flavorful tomorrow in the mid-morning, toasted, with a cup of coffee.
It’s ok if the guys don’t want any. That’s more for me!