Mornings. Whether you’re a morning person, or a serial snooze button-pusher, you’ll agree that no matter how early you get up, sometimes there just isn’t enough time in your morning to set yourself up for the day.
It can be ever so tempting to skip breakfast for those extra few minutes of precious snooze time, but fast forward to mid-morning and you’re probably suffering from a case of brain fuzz, causing you to reach for the nearest sugar-laden superfood bar or bliss ball. You justify your snack because it’s “natural” and a “health food” – but in reality it will just spike your blood sugar, leaving you feeling hungrier and fuzzier than before.
Enter these Brain Boosting Breakfast Matcha Muffins from our friends at Matcha.lab. They’re quick and easy, making breakfast meal prep a breeze. They also help to supercharge your morning – matcha has been shown to relax the mind and improve concentration, while the oats, nuts and seeds provide fibre to keep the mid-morning munchies at bay.
Brain Boosting Breakfast Matcha Muffins
Makes 9 muffins
Although this recipe contains bananas, the sugar content is still low as there are only 2 bananas in 9 muffins.
1 cup spelt flour
2 cups rolled oats
2 ripe smashed bananas
1/2 cup natural yoghurt
1tbs vanilla extract
2tsp baking powder
1/2 cup chopped almonds
Nut and seed sprinkle
– Heat oven to 160C
– Mix matcha, oats, banana, yoghurt, eggs, oil, vanilla, cinnamon baking powder and allow to stand while oats become soft. Allow to soak for 10 to 30 mins.
– Chop almonds roughly. Add almonds and flour to soaked oats and mix.
– Spoon mixture evenly into a large muffin tin lined with muffin cups or sprayed with cooking oil.
– Sprinkle with nut and seed topper then press down with the back of the spoon. (Pressing down the nut and seeds means they wont fall off after baking)
– Bake for 20-30 minutes then remove from the oven and allow to cool completely in tin before removing.
– Store in an air tight container for up to one week.
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