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Jade Leaf Matcha Muffins with Spruts Nuts

Happy Wednesday all! I’m already hating this cold weather and it just started…a day ago. With cold weather comes comfort and warm foods. Especially with the holidays on their way, it’s important to still indulge but in a smart way. These Matcha Muffins are made with Jade Leaf Matcha and topped with Spruts Nuts. With a dash of cinnamon, it surely incorporates that warm holiday feeling, perfect for these cold days to come. Learn more about Jade Leaf Matcha and Spruts Nuts and check out where to buy them below. Let’s get started!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Cinnamon powder
  • Salt
  • Baking powder
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • Spruts Nuts
  • Jade Leaf Matcha Powder

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease 12 muffin cups.
  2. Whisk the flour, salt, baking powder, Jade Leaf matcha, a dash of cinnamon, and sugar together in a mixing bowl; set aside.
  3. Whisk together the egg, melted butter, vanilla extract, and milk in another bowl.
  4. Stir the milk mixture into the flour mixture until just moistened.
  5. Divide the batter among the prepared muffin cups.
  6. Top with Spruts Nuts.FullSizeRender-1.jpg
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for about 25 minutes.
  8. Cool on a wire rack.
  9. Plate and serve!IMG_2973.JPG

Suggestions, Substitutions, Tips & Tricks:

  • Makes 12 matcha muffins.

Tag me on Instagram, @cookingwithovenmitz, if you do make it. I would love to see your version of it. Click follow and hit the like button to keep updated on new recipes!

See you next Wednesday!

– Mitz

Jade Leaf Premium Culinary Grade matcha is sourced from a blend of first and second harvest tea leaves. Its flavor profile is closer to a Ceremonial Grade. This grade is the favorite among restaurant chefs and cafes for blending and cooking, and is especially recommend it for recipes where the matcha flavor is more at the forefront, like in lattes.IMG_2971.JPGFullSizeRender-3.jpg

  • 100% USDA Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder, All Natural, Nothing Added (naturally gluten free and vegan)
  • Authentic Japanese Matcha – sourced directly from their partner farm in Uji, Japan, providing much better quality.
  • Create Amazing Matcha Recipes – Jade Leaf premium culinary grade matcha is preferred by restaurant chefs and cafes for blending into smoothies, lattes, baked goods, and other dishes
  • Healthy Superfood – matcha is rich in antioxidants, helps boost metabolism, great source of natural energy and mental clarity

https://www.jadeleafmatcha.com

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https://www.instagram.com/jadeleafmatcha/

Spruts Nuts 

Spruts are the better almond! Sprouting breaks down enzyme inhibitors so your body can focus on more important things – like fighting germs or flushing out toxins. Mimicking the germination process unlocks high concentrations in essential vitamins and minerals. The result is a clean, delicious and nutritionally dense snack.FullSizeRender-4.jpgFullSizeRender-5.jpg

Almonds enjoy praise from doctors, nutritionists and brainiacs alike.
They agree that eating almonds regularly can:

  • Promote heart health and reduce your risk of heart attack
  • Lower “bad” cholesterol
  • Help promote weight loss
  • Alkalize the body
  • Help maintain stable blood sugar and insulin levels
  • Produce sustainable energy
  • Easily digestible
  • Nutritiously dense
  • All Natural
  • No Preservatives
  • Diary-Free
  • Gluten-Free
  • Vegan
  • Protein Packed
  • Paleo Friendly
  • Cleanse Approved
  • Delectable

http://www.sprutsnuts.com

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Meta Matcha Brownies

Happy Wednesday everyone! Today, I will be sharing a recipe for brownies. These aren’t just your average chocolate brownies- these are Meta Matcha Brownies! There are so many ways you can incorporate matcha into your diet, and baking with it is an easy one. These brownies still do taste sweet, but the delicious taste of matcha definitely kicks in after! Let’s get started.

Meta Matcha provides the best matcha. Find it here:

https://www.metamatcha.com
https://www.instagram.com/metamatcha
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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup Matcha (green tea) powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and spray an 8-inch square pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, matcha (green tea powder), salt, and baking powder; set aside.
  3. In a bowl, mix together the butter, sugar; add eggs and vanilla.
  4. Add the flour mixture and mix just until no traces of flour remain.FullSizeRender-1.jpgFullSizeRender-6.jpg
  5. Pour batter into the pan and spread into an even layer.FullSizeRender-5.jpgFullSizeRender-9.jpgFullSizeRender-8.jpg
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. FullSizeRender-20.jpgFullSizeRender-21.jpg
  7. Plate and serve!FullSizeRender-19.jpgFullSizeRender-17.jpg

Suggestions, Substitutions, Tips & Tricks:

  • Matcha muffins coming soon!

Tag me on Instagram, @cookingwithovenmitz, if you do make it. I would love to see your version of it. Click follow and hit the like button to keep updated on new recipes!

See you next Wednesday!

– Mitz

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BB Tree Matcha Green Tea Powder

I am totally obsessed with drinking Matcha and including it in my recipes when I can. I recently got BB Tree Matcha Green Tea Powder from BB Tree. This matcha powder has a strong but great taste. It’s certified organic matcha and provides health benefits including a great source of antioxidants leading to weight loss. I have tried other Matcha products and this is definitely one of my favorite powders.FullSizeRender-2.jpg

I will be incorporating BB Tree Matcha Green Tea Powder in chocolate chip cookie recipe and brownie recipe. It’s a great secret ingredient to add! Especially in smoothies and juices. I would definitely buy the Matcha powder again from BB Tree and would recommend to anyone looking to incorporate an organic kick in their diet!FullSizeRender-5.jpg

Check out where you can get your BB Tree Matcha Green Tea Powder below!FullSizeRender-6.jpg

https://www.amazon.com/BB-Tree-Matcha-Green-Powder/dp/B071CLC1P4/ref=sr_1_624_s_it?s=grocery&ie=UTF8&qid=1499807951&sr=1-624&keywords=matcha+green+tea+powder

https://www.instagram.com/bbtreematcha

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See you next Wednesday!

– Mitz

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Meta Matcha

Matcha is the new green drink to drink nowadays. My friends at Meta Matcha were kind enough to send me their matcha powder to try out and I can’t say enough good things about it. It’s pure, delicious, and so good for you. You can incorporate it into your every day meals, whether if it’s just a glass of water, or even bake it into brownies!FullSizeRender-12.jpg

Meta Matcha’s mission is to provide a beverage that unlocks the energy within, elevating us to a state of mental clarity and self-discovery. They strive to make the Matcha lifestyle available to everyone. Their vision is that Matcha soon emerges as a viable coffee alternative and that people use the energy of Matcha to better their lives. Just as the consumption of thousands of MetaMatcha formulas has lead to the creation and growth of MetaMatcha, they want MetaMatcha to be the vessel to allow others to optimize the functionality of their lives and to exceed their potential.

What is green tea? Green tea comes from the plant camellia sinensis. Green tea is not oxidized, unlike black tea, so there is little alteration of the natural properties and flavor of the tea, resulting in increased retention of antioxidants, specifically EGCG (epigallactocatechin gallate). Matcha is a special type of green tea: FullSizeRender-4.jpg

Matcha’s unique growing process, harvesting techniques and consumption method enables it to provide superior health benefits compared to regular green tea.
Matcha’s abundant antioxidants speeds up metabolism and works at the cellular level to scrub harmful free radicals. The antioxidant capacity of Matcha is five fold more than blueberries, cleansing toxins and rejuvenating cells.
The positive effects on mind and body leads to an overall healthier version of yourself. Drinking Matcha is a lifestyle that strengthens your ability to do more, providing both energy and focus to exceed your potential.

Natures Tradition: Organic Ceremonial grade Matcha powder from Nishio, Japan –best used for lattes and beverage mixes, but can also be consumed plain with water or mixed with smoothies.FullSizeRender-5.jpg

Check out the links below to buy your Meta Matcha!

 

https://www.metamatcha.com

https://www.facebook.com/MetaMatcha/

https://www.instagram.com/metamatcha/

 

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Cake Bams

SO pretty and SO delicious! Cake Bams is an artisanal rice cakes company created to give people a lower calorie, gluten free, healthier alternative to cupcakes and cookies. Cake Bams are topping organic brown rice cakes with yummy “frostings” and ingredients, ranging from vegan dark chocolate and sea salt to citrusy lemon and blueberry cream. FullSizeRender-15.jpgRice cakes can qualify as CAKES once and for all. These organic brown rice cakes are topped with an organic strawberry greek yogurt “frosting” & finished with fun sprinkles.

FullSizeRender-13.jpgCheck out where you can indulge on Cake Bams below!

https://cakebams.com

https://www.facebook.com/cakebams/

https://www.instagram.com/cakebams/

 

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-Mitz