Love banana bread? And who doesnt, being one of those quintessential childhood treats, nostalgia inducing and super yummy, even for some who dont generally like bananas. I have found still, they just might make an exception for banana bread. This version is laced through with Matcha green tea, which is awesome for your health, boosting all sorts of benefits. The best news about this banana bread though? Its gluten free, lactose free, and low in sugar. So you can enjoy, and without the guilt.
For column #3 of Brooke and Maxxs Culinary Crafts, we decided something with Matcha to be striking our sweet tooth fancy this week. Deliberating between Matcha chocolate bark, Matcha brownies, or this green tea twist on Tiramisu, we went with the latter.
This dessert doesn’t use refined sugar, though it does have coconut sugar. So technically its outside the perimeters of the Sweet. Raw. Free. concept, but its well worth the cheat. This dessert takes minutes to whip up (the waiting required afterwards is the hard part, requiring the two of us nearly sitting on our hands in anticipation). Just a hint of sweetness coupled nicely with the subtly bitter green tea taste, the cream is light and airy, the lady fingers spongy and moist. Making for a dang good dessert, dangerously easy to inhale.
Happy Sunday, all!
As you know, Matcha is having a moment right now. Majorly trendy and for good reason. Its amazing for your health. Boosting all sorts of benefits such as: helping to clear skin, strengthening immune system, increasing energy. The list goes on.
Matcha also tastes awesome when paired with chocolate, as well as with berries. To name two of the fabulous pairings with this superfood discovered within my own cooking and baking experiments. Matcha French Toast and Matcha Pancakes with Raspberry and Chocolate Chips, two bombastic dishes within the last couple of months.
Matcha is majorly trending right now, as I am sure you have noticed. Matcha tea, matcha lattes, matcha desserts, matcha truffles, matcha smoothies. That’s because supposedly Matcha (a super concentrated form of green tea) is AWESOME for you.
Just a few of the said benefits: its high in antioxidents, enhances ones sense of calm, boosts memory and concentration, boosts endurance, can help clear up skin, detoxifies the body, strengthens the immune system, the list goes on.
Man oh man, for all these noteworthy benefits, how could someone not add a bit of this super powered tea to their diet?
Without further ado, enjoy my latest creation from the weekend. Major YUM.
Yes, I am showcasing yet another cheesecake. But are you really so surprised? With the holiday season underway, I felt like this was a great opportunity to continue with the experimental cheesecake flavors. This dessert is also in one of the key Christmas colors! How is that for some thematic fun? For recipe #23, I decided to jump on the Matcha trend bandwagon.