I started getting into matcha a few months ago and you guys, I’m addicted. I usually don’t drink any caffeine at all because it gives me the jitters. However, matcha includes an amino acid called L-Theanine. L-Theanine promotes a calm alertness..so it basically gives you that energy boost without the anxiety-related symptoms. If you are like me and don’t want to feel the shakes or the extreme crash after drinking coffee, then match is your best bet. Plus it has an extreme amount of antioxidants that are added to your day. I mean, c’mon, what can be better?
Some great benefits of matcha include: calms the mind and body, boosts metabolism, rich in fiber and vitamins, enhances mood, provides vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium, and lowers cholesterol and blood sugar.
I decided to start using matcha in my baking recipes for all of its amazing benefits (and of course the color is so perrdyy). So here is a great recipe for some matcha bread and of course I added my favorite dairy free chocolate chips (Enjoy Life Foods). Enjoy!
Chocolate Chip Matcha Bread Recipe:
1 1/2 cups of almond flour
1 tbsp of baking powder
1 tbsp of baking soda
1 tbsp of matcha powder ( I use Green Foods Corp brand)
1 tsp of salt
1/2 cup of syrup
1/3 cup of palm shortening
1 tbsp of vanilla
sprinkle of cinnamon
1/2 cup of chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Start by mixing all the dry ingredients together ( flour, baking soda, powder, cinnamon, salt, matcha). In a separate bowl, mix together wet ingredients (eggs, vanilla, shortening, and syrup). Mix both sets of ingredients together into one bowl and fold in chocolate chips. I coo this bread “low and slow.” I do this to avoid burning on the outside and raw in the middle. So you may have to watch your bread and check on it every now and then as some ovens are hotter than others. Bake for 35-40min (while checking). Let cool and enjoy! Stays fresh in fridge for about 7 days.