Updated: May 4, 2018
I've been on a matcha craze lately— and for good reason. Matcha has numerous evidence-based health benefits: it is rich in antioxidants (L8R cancer risk!), improves cognitive performance (hello productivity!), increases energy expenditure and boosts your metabolism (adios, belly fat!)
I've been adding matcha to my smoothies every morning, and I can personally tell you that it's replaced my morning coffee regimen & helped to clear up my skin A LOT. That, in itself, is enough for me to put it in just about everything. SoOoOoOo....
Why not throw it in some cookies? If you know me, you also know I love cookies almost as much as a I love nutrition. Which makes my life really difficult. Cookies... health... balance, right? Well actually, very right. If you can find yourself a healthy cookie recipe, sneak in a few superfoods, there's truly nothing wrong with a once-in-a-while-cookie. Or once-a-week-cookie. Or once-every-other-day-cookie. Whatever. You get me.
· 1 cup of whole grain oat flour (I love Bob's Redmill brand)
· ¼ cup vegan chocolate chips (I always use a dark chocolate that's at least 70% and milk free - comment if you need recommendations)
· ½ cup of coconut sugar
· ½ tbsp matcha powder
· 2 tbsp unsweetened almond milk
· ½ tsp baking soda
· 2 tbsp coconut oil (melted)
· ½ tsp vanilla extact
· pinch of salt
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F) and lightly grease baking sheet with coconut oil
2. Combine the whole grain oat flour, coconut sugar, matcha powder,baking soda and pinch of salt in a bowl and set aside
3. Stir together the almond milk, cocout oil, and vanilla extract in a separate (larger) bowl
4. Sift in the dry mixture into the wet mixture ¼ cup at a time and combine until you get a dough texture
5. Add the chocolate chips
6. Place on greased baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes
While NAILING this awesome Matcha Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe (I hate to brag, but not really) I also officially decided to never again make cookies at my brother's house. Why, you ask?
Because after reiterating at least 5 times that I needed all 8 cookies to photograph (the more, the merrier), this happened:
So I've learned my lesson. But I digress. ENJOY! Post in the comments on this image or on my Instagram to let me know you made these :)