Matcha and chocolate chip cookies (GFO)

Not a day goes by without a dose of my beloved matcha, usually as a soy matcha latte. When my love for matcha, chocolate and cookies combine, it results in these delicious cookies. These have the perfect combination with a subtle hint of matcha powder and melty [vegan] chocolate chips.

Are you a lover of matcha? Did you know that it is grown in the shade which results in a higher amount of chlorophyll in comparison to other green teas. Being exceptionally high in antioxidants and anti -inflammatory compounds, matcha is known to:

✺ improve concentration and attention

✺ enhance immunity

✺detoxify the body

✺ protect the body from free radicals such as UV rays, radiation, chemicals and environmental pollution

✺improve the mood

✺prevent and lower the chances of cardiovascular disease due to the antioxidants and anti-inflammatory benefits

✺prevent cancer due to the presence of catechins

As with all my ingredients that I use, I always ensure that I’m choosing organically when possible and that makes such a difference when it comes to matcha. You can tell the quality of a matcha powder but noticing the brightness of the powder colour.

The cookies were honestly so easy to make, requiring only one bowl and a spatula to mix all the ingredients together. I love the soft muffin-like texture in the middle and the relatively crunchy outer edges. The gooey melted chocolate was simply divine.

RECIPE:

2 cups of spelt flour/ GF flour of choice

1 cup plantbased milk

1/4 cup melted coconut oil

1/4 cup coconut sugar

2 TSPN matcha powder

1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips

1/4 cup coconut flakes

2 TBSP flaxmeal/ chia seeds

1. Preheat oven to 190C.

2. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl.

3. Divide into six cookies on a lined baking tray.

4. Bake for 30-35 minutes and enjoy warm.

NOTES:

❁ Substitute the spelt flour for wheat or buckwheat flour.

❁ I used Matcha Maiden for this recipe as it is my favourite matcha powder. The vegan chocolate chips were by Sweet Williams. This is not a sponsored post.

Love and light,

Di ♡

“The future will either be green or not at all.”- Bob Brown.

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