Healthy Matcha and Hemp Seed Morning Muffins

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matcha muffins

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More Matcha!

Matcha is definitely trending right now, and for good reason. It's floral yet earthy flavor adds an amazing amount of depth to any recipe.  Since I am a huge lover of all things breakfast, I wanted to find another way to add matcha to my mornings.  These muffins pack a health-food punch with oatmeal, whole-wheat flour, hemp seeds, and (of course) matcha.  The only sweetener in these lovely little morning muffins is natural honey.  My son, who is 18 months old, is completely obsessed with these muffins. The first time I made them for him, he instantly ate two in a row! You can imagine my excitement, since toddlers are the pickiest eaters of all.

Being a mom I don’t have much time (or patience) for clean up. I’m really exited to partner with PAM Cooking Spray to share how it can help cut down on kitchen clean up. I use honey for a lot of recipes, including these ‘Matcha and Hemp Seed Morning Muffins.’ I have found that spraying a measuring cup with PAM Cooking Spray helps prevent the honey from sticking to the measuring cup, which makes the baking prep less messy. I like to use PAM Cooking Spray when I make muffins (which I do quite frequently) instead of muffin liners, because most of the muffin usually ends up sticking to the liner! By using PAM Cooking Spray on the muffin tin I am able to scoop the batter directly into the cups, and they come out perfect every time. Not sticking to the muffin tin means less clean up for this busy mom!!

This recipe along with these couple tips will help to make your morning a lot easier!

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Healthy Matcha and Hemp Seed Morning Muffins

Author:

Maria Provenzano

Cook time:

20 mins

Total time:

20 mins

Serves:

12 muffins

Ingredients

  • PAM Olive Oil Cooking Spray

  • 1 1/4 cup old fashioned oats; plus extra for topping

  • 1 1/4 cup milk (or dairy-free substitute); room temperature

  • 1 egg; room temperature

  • 1/2 cup butter; melted and cooled (or coconut oil)

  • 1/2 cup honey

  • 1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour

  • 4 teaspoons baking powder

  • 2 teaspoons matcha powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • about 1/4 cup hemp seeds for topping

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

  2. Combine the milk and oats together in a bowl and allow to stand for about 15 minutes

  3. Spray a 1/2 cup measuring cup with PAM Olive Oil cooking spray and then fill it with honey; this will help so that the honey doesn't stick to the measuring cup

  4. Stir in the egg, honey, and cooled butter (or coconut oil) into the milk and oats mixture

  5. In another bowl combine the flour, baking powder, matcha powder, and salt using a whisk

  6. Slowly poor the wet mixture into the dry mixture using a spatula

  7. Stir until just combined

  8. Spray a muffin tin with PAM Olive Oil cooking spray so that it evenly coats each cup; this spray makes it so that you don't have to use liners and the muffins will come out of the tins without a problem

  9. Fill each cup of the 12 cup muffin tin

  10. Sprinkle each muffin with some oats and hemp seeds over the top

  11. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the tops of the muffins spring back when lightly touched and a toothpick comes out clean when inserted

  12. Allow to cool completely

  13. Store in an airtight container for 2-3 days


Leaving up to *99% less residue, PAM is your ally in the kitchen and allows you to save time during prep and clean up.

* vs. leading cooking sprays (except olive oil), after spraying on glass bake ware, baking at 400°F for 30 min, cooling, and then washing in standard home dishwasher with detergent and repeating 4 times

PAM Olive Oil: This tasty and low-fat alternative to traditional olive oil adds a touch of flavor to your dishes. So you can show your family your heart's in the right place—by caring for theirs.