I love green tea and am ready to try almost any recipe with it. I even tested matcha seasoning for pan-fried salmon once, but that’s a different story. And green tea ice cream… Mmmm, I find it hard to resist, so I guess it’s a good thing it is not widely available in Manchester.
Here, I present Green Tea Banana Loaf, which in fact is more of a cake – soft and moist – but not too sweet, just the way I like it. As you’ve probably noticed by now, I don’t use complicated recipes and this one also meets my criteria of simplicity.
What you will need:
- 2 very ripe bananas, mashed
- 1 1/4 cup wholemeal flour
- 3/4 cup ground almonds
- 2 large eggs
- 3/4 cup almond milk
- 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
- few drops of almond essence or vanilla
- 3 tbsp Matcha powder
- 1/2 cup sugar (more if you’ve got a sweet tooth)
- dash salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- almond flakes, for topping (optional)
How to make it
- Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350F). Grease a loaf tin with coconut oil.
- In a large bowl, mix flour, ground almonds, Matcha powder, salt and baking powder. Set aside.
- In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs with sugar for a couple of minutes, until light and fluffy. Add almond milk, coconut oil and almond (or vanilla) essence. Stir. Fold in mashed bananas and mix.
- Add wet ingredients to the flour mix and stir with a spatula or using mixer on slow speed, until all ingredients are combined.
- Pour the batter into the loaf tin, sprinkle with almond flakes if desired and bake for 30-40 minutes until firm.
- Let it cool down before slicing!
Note: the colour of the loaf may vary depending on the type of flour you use and quality of Matcha powder. Don’t expect bright green 🙂