Green Tea Muffins

Green Tea Muffins are a lightly sweetened bread with a finer-grained cakelike texture with amazing quality tea from Mind Over MatchaA Love Affair with Green Tea.  We taste tested them at breakfast and completely gobbled them up.  I couldn't help but think that this simple muffin recipe was intended to be served at brunch or an afternoon tea party.  Hence the name, Orange TEA Muffins.You can also make muffin with Let's Matcha Green Tea Powder. You can also serve muffin with Let's Matcha Green Tea.

HERE'S ALL IT TAKES

Makes 12 small-sized muffins

wet ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter, softened but NOT melted
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup fresh milk
  • 2 tablespoons orange zest, finely grated
  • 1/2 green tea juice

dry ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoons salt

Heat oven to 400ºF. Grease a 12-cup muffin pan well with butter.  Butter is the best for pop-right-out muffins.

Using an electric mixer (not a stand mixer), cream butter in a medium-size bowl.  Gradually add sugar; continually beating until light and fluffy.  Add egg and beat in well.  Stir in milk, orange zest and juice.

For the dry ingredients, sift flour then measure out 2 cups into another small bowl.  Add baking powder, and salt; sift again.  Add flour mixture to the wet mixture and stir just enough to moisten the dry ingredients.  DO NOT BEAT.

Fill greased muffin pans 2/3 full and bake for 11 to 14 minutes. Remove muffins immediately from pan.  Can be served hot or at room temperature.