Enjoy a Raw, Vegan Muffin with the tangy flavor of Dried ApricotsTart CherriesCoconut and the added antioxidant powerhouse, Matcha Green Tea.

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Apricot Cherry Muffins w/Matcha

Apricot Cherry Muffins w/ Matcha http://marlasmuffins.com/apricot-cherry-muffins-w-matcha-raw-vegan/

I’m fairly new to Matcha. I discovered it after giving up my beloved Coffee and replacing it with Green Tea. But after reading about the Health Benefits of Matcha, I decided to give it a try.

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It’s basically powdered Green Tea, but with 10X the antioxidants of Coffee. Matcha is quite pungent, so I toss a teaspoon into my smoothies and now-muffins!! Don’t worry, I have more recipes up my sleeve;)

 

Apricot Cherry Muffins w/ Matcha http://marlasmuffins.com/apricot-cherry-muffins-w-matcha-raw-vegan/
The Udo Shrine

Matcha can be expensive-sometimes $40/ounce!! I found this brand at my local health food store on sale for $10 and bought 5 tins! I’m now down to 2, so imagine my delight when we went to Japan and found it for $4 an ounce:)) Happy, joy!

Apricot Cherry Muffins w/ Matcha http://marlasmuffins.com/apricot-cherry-muffins-w-matcha-raw-vegan/
Julian and I at the top of Mt. Shiroyama

These muffins are another easy, throw into the Food Processor and press into a muffin tin recipe . I love these! Plus, it’s been too hot to bake.

Apricot Cherry Muffins w/ Matcha http://marlasmuffins.com/apricot-cherry-muffins-w-matcha-raw-vegan/

But not as hot and muggy as Japan!!

Apricot Cherry Muffins w/ Matcha http://marlasmuffins.com/apricot-cherry-muffins-w-matcha-raw-vegan/
In Iwakuni

I loved Japan, but it is good to be home:)

Apricot Cherry Muffins w/Matcha

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

10 mini muffins

Apricot Cherry Muffins w/Matcha

Ingredients

  • 3/4 C Dried Apricots
  • 3/4 C Dried Cherries
  • 1/4 C Filtered Water
  • 1/2 Tsp Matcha
  • 2 TBSP Ground Flax Seed
  • 2 TBSP Coconut Flour
  • 1/2 C Shredded Coconut

Instructions

  1. Spray muffin tin with nonstick spray
  2. Blend all ingredients (except Coconut) in a Food Processor until almost smooth
  3. Fold in the coconut
  4. Spoon into muffin cups
  5. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes.

**Feel Free to substitute any dried fruit

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Enjoy!

“It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.” ~Mahatma Gandhi

Keep Well,

Marla