Matcha and Sweetened Black Bean Muffins

Matcha and Sweetened Black Bean Muffins

These are Japanese-style muffins using Matcha and kuromame black beans It's so easy - try it for today's snack.

Ingredients: 6 muffins

Cake flour
110 g
5 g (about 2 teaspoons)
Baking powder
1 scant teaspoon
80 g
20 g
Vegetable oil
1 tablespoon
1 large
40 ml
50 g


1. Put butter into a bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave to melt. Add vegetable oil and mix well. Also add the egg and mix.
2. Add sugar and whisk well. Then add the milk and continue to mix.
3. Combine cake flour and matcha and sift. Add a third into the bowl and mix well.
4. Using a rubber spatula, add the rest of the powdered ingredients into the bowl and mix lightly. Add the black beans before everything is nice and smooth. Mix lightly.
5. Line a muffin pan with parchment paper. Fill about 70-80% of each mold with the batter. Bake in a 180℃ preheated oven for 18-20 minutes.
6. When they're done, test with a skewer and make sure it comes out clean. Done! Cool on a rack before serving.
7. Cross-section: Note the chunky black beans You can smell the matcha too.

Story Behind this Recipe

Because I had leftover matcha, I used it with the black beans left in the fridge to make this Japanese-style muffins. It's different from azuki beans and also very tasty.