Top o’ the Mornin’ Muffins

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:

Green Tea Banana Muffins, at Polka Dot Cottage

Green Tea Banana Muffins, at Polka Dot Cottage

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.

Green Tea Banana Muffins, at Polka Dot Cottage

Green Tea Banana Muffins, at Polka Dot Cottage

Green Tea Banana Muffins, at Polka Dot Cottage

Green Tea Banana Muffins, at Polka Dot Cottage

Ingredients

Directions

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.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories:  92
Calories from fat: 7 (8% of tot cal)

% Daily Value*

Total Fat   1g 1%
     Saturated Fat  0g 1%
Cholesterol   0mg 0%
Sodium   12mg 0%
Total Carbo    19g 6%
     Dietary Fiber   2g 10%
     Sugars    5g
Protein   3g
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.

Green Tea Banana Muffins, at Polka Dot Cottage

Green Tea Banana Muffins, at Polka Dot Cottage

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!

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About Lisa

I am a polymer clay artist turned fiber addict. I can often be found here at Polka Dot Cottage, writing about my adventures in polymer, fabric, yarn, photography, and everyday life. I live in New Jersey with my husband, two sons, and entirely too many craft supplies.

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