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SPREADING THE MATCHA LOVE
It’s no secret that Matcha has had the health and wellness community abuzz for some time now, but its lineage can be traced back to the Japanese health practices of one thousand years ago. Matcha is derived from high-quality tea of which the leaves procured are ingested whole. This renders its potency far higher than that of traditional green teas. Matcha love is going strong due to its high concentration of antioxidants called polyphenols.
Our love of matcha propelled us to create our “Matcha Love Cookies”, a recipe that can help you treat the ones you love while nourishing them at the same time. There’s no need for a special occasion to satisfy the sweet teeth in your life, so spoil them all with some matcha love.
Prep time: 20 mins
Makes 12-15 Heart Shaped Cookies
- 3/4 cup almond flour sifted
- 1/4 cup coconut flour sifted
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 2 tsp TruOrganic Matcha + 1 tsp for garnish
- 1 tbs ground flax seed + 3 tbs cold water
- Pinch sea salt
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup pistachios chopped
- Dark chocolate for garnish
- Pre-heat the oven to 350°. Put the coconut oil in a bowl and whip with a whisk, hand mixer or electric mixer. Add the maple syrup and whip together.
- In a small bowl mix the ground flax seed & water and let sit for 5 min until it’s thickened up. Add to the coconut / maple syrup mix and then combine until homogeneous and smooth.
- Sift the almond flour and coconut flour.
- Add the almond flour, coconut flour, matcha and salt and mix until fully blended together.
- Chop the pistachios into pieces and fold them into the dough.
- Form a ball with the dough and place between two pieces of parchment paper and roll with a rolling pin until the dough is about 1/3“ thick.
- Use heart shaped cookie cutters to cut out your shapes and then place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake at 350° for about 6-8 minutes or until the bottom edges start to turn golden brown.
- Garnish with a drizzle of melted dark chocolate, a sprinkle of chopped pistachios, sea salt and matcha.
- Be sure to let the cookies cool on the baking sheet after removing them from the oven for at least 10-15 minutes. They need to settle after baking to harden and crisp up. If you try to move them directly after baking they might crumble.
- You can re-roll and cut cookies from any left over dough!
The health derivatives of the polyphenols in Matcha include:
- Protection against heart disease
- Blood sugar regulation
- Blood pressure reduction
- Metabolism booster
- Slowing or halting the growth of cancer cells
It is such a privilege to collaborate with @priscilaskitchen, an amazing food coach, recipe developer, blogger, entrepreneur and mom, from Montreal. Her mission is to bring back FUN in the kitchen by sharing food knowledge and empowering kitchen confidence.
Image credit: @karolinajez