You've probably heard of Matcha and may even enjoy Matcha Lattes. But, do you know the amazing benefits of Matcha.
5 Reasons to Start Baking with Matcha
1. In Japanese, "Ma" means Ground and "Cha" means Tea so Matcha means grounded tea. It is grounded green tea leaves. When you drink matcha, you're actually consuming the tea leaves unlike when you normally brew tea in a tea bag. So you're getting all the nutritional benefits.
2. Since you're consuming the leaves, Matcha is 137X more potent than regular brewed tea. Specifically, that's more antioxidants.
3. Matcha has Catechins or EGCG which are antioxidants that protect the body against illnesses.
4. It contains L-Theanine, which helps to calm the mind and relax the body so perfect for Zen.
5. Matcha is filled with chlorophyll which helps to detoxify your body and can eliminate bad breath.
These are my favorite Matcha Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies. They're my superdefense cookies because they are loaded with antioxidants from both Matcha and Dark Chocolate.
Makes 20 - 24 cookies
- 2 c All-Purpose Flour
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- 2 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/4 c Sugar
- 1 1/2 tbsp Matcha Powder
- 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
- 2/3 c Maple Syrup
- 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 c Organic Canola Oil
- 2/3 c Dark Chocolate Chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper or silicone mat.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, sugar, salt and Matcha powder
- In a glass measuring cup, combine maple syrup, vanilla extract and organic canola oil.
- Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir with spatula. Add in dark chocolate chips.
- Using a medium cookie scoop, form 1.5" balls and place on pan spread out about 2 inches apart.
- Bake for 15 minutes. Cool on pan for 5 minutes and move to wire rack to cool or enjoy warm.