Ok, round 2 of baking with matcha = success!
Once I made the Pistachio Protein balls, I decided I wanted to try actually baking something with matcha to see how the flavors tasted coming out of the oven. I was not disappointed!
These green tea cookies are based off a recipe I found on Pinterest by Fortune Goodies. Just a few simple swaps from this delicious recipe to make these cookies clean & a bit healthier. I’ve gotta say, she nailed this recipe and hers were much prettier!
PS If you haven’t read about the health benefits of matcha, I would highly encourage you to do so. Read about it here, here, or here – or run a few Google searches. There’s no denying matcha is a superfood powerhouse. I’ve been trying to replace my morning coffee with cashew milk matcha lattes. It works about half of the time. I just LOVE coffee!
- 2 cups organic coconut flour
- 2 tablespoons matcha green tea powder (I prefer this one, from David’s Tea – aka my fav place in the world)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 cup melted organic coconut oil
- 1 cup organic maple syrup or agave
- 1 cup unsweetened organic applesauce
- 1 teaspoon almond extract (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix together all dry ingredients – matcha, flour and baking powder. (Isn’t this so pretty!??)
- In a seperate bowl, melt together coconut oil & maple syrup. Add wet ingredients into dry ingredient bowl and mix until well combined. I did this by hand, but a small hand mixer would help!
- Roll dough into about 24 balls, 1 inch around.
- Bake for 12-14 minutes, or until they start to brown a bit on the edges. (Only a bit! You want these to keep the lovely green color!)
- Let these cool for a few minutes.
- If you want some added sweetness, drizzle some melted white chocolate or frosting across these. Don’t go overboard if you are trying to keep these on the healthier side. They are already fairly sweet and don’t need too much added sugar.