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Matcha Almond Muffins ~ 抹茶杏仁玛芬

These Matcha or Green Tea Almond Muffins are soft and moist made with vegetable oil instead of melted butter.  My preference for oil is just vegetable oil but not olive oil as I find the flavour of olive oil too over-powering.   The sliced almonds are a good match with Matcha and these muffins can be enjoyed any time or over an afternoon cuppa.




Matcha Almond Muffins  ~    抹茶杏仁玛芬                      


Ingredients
  • 140 gm plain flour
  • 1 'L' egg
  • 1 Tbsp green tea powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 70 gm caster sugar
  • 120 ml or 1/2 cup milk
  • 70 gm vegetable oil
  • 14 whole almonds with skin, sliced
Method
  1. Mix flour, green tea powder and baking powder, set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk egg and sugar till creamy.
  3. Add in milk to mix, followed by oil.
  4. Sieve the flour mixture into the egg mixture, stir well to incorporate.
  5. Use an ice-cream scoop to scoop mixture into the prepared muffin pan.
  6. Sprinkle some almonds on top.
  7. Bake in a preheated oven @ 180 deg.C for 20 mins.  Test with a skewer till it comes out clean.
  8. Remove from the oven and let cool on a wire rack.
  9. Serve warm
  10. Yield : 7 muffins

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