On the weekend, I got down to some good ol’ baking and found two great recipes for Green tea cheesecakes and muffins.

green tea cheesecake
green tea muffins

Green tea chocolate chip muffins using this recipe from Green Tea Today with a couple of modifications. Here is my version:

1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoon matcha green tea powder, or to taste
1/4 cup white sugar
1 egg
1/3 cup melted butter
1 cup milk
1/4 cup chocolate chips
Unsweetened coconut flakes (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups, or line with paper muffin liners.
2. Whisk the flour, salt, baking powder, matcha, and sugar together in a mixing bowl; set aside. Whisk together the egg, melted butter, and milk in another bowl. Stir the milk mixture into the flour mixture until just moistened. Stir in chocolate chips. Divide the batter among the prepared muffin cups. Sprinkle with desired amount of coconut flakes.
3. Bake in the preheated oven until golden and the tops spring back when lightly pressed, about 20 minutes. Cool in the muffin tin for 5 minutes, then remove to cool on a wire rack.

green tea muffins
green tea muffins
(there are almost all done already!)

Green Tea Cheesecakes from All Recipes were delicious and creamy! Would also be great as plain cheesecakes as well.

2 (8 ounce) containers fat-free cream cheese, softened
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup white sugar
2 tablespoon green tea powder
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup graham crumbs
1/4 cup melted butter

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2. Grease muffin tins or add liners. Mix the graham crumbs and melted butter together and press into the muffin tins. In a large bowl, beat together the cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Mix in the green tea powder, eggs, and vanilla extract until lightly and creamy; pour into the prepared crust.
3. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until the center jiggles evenly when the cake is shaken lightly. Refrigerate 1 hour before serving.

It worked out perfectly to bake these together. Each recipe yields 12 servings and they are baked at the same temperature for the same amount of time.

Mouthwatering goodness! I’m definitely thinking about making these again!