One of my favourite Instagram feeds belongs to Matchaeologist; purveyors of high quality matcha, and sharers of the best matcha recipes online. The last recipe I tried from their feed was this batch of oddly coloured but VERY delicious matcha white chocolate muffins. Yesterday morning, another one of their recipes caught my eye. With a little tweaking, I give you these ridiculously simple to make and full of goodness matcha balls.
Not only do they require very few ingredients, they can very easily be made gluten free. They’re lactose and fructose free, too. They take all of 3 minutes to put together before a quick bake in the oven. They come out like delicious little biscuit balls on the outside, with a soft, moist centre. Stop reading, start baking.
– 80g plain flour
– 5g matcha
– 25g caster sugar
– 20g almond meal
– 2 tsp vegetable oil
– 4 tbsp water
1. Preheat the oven to 180°C and line an oven tray with non-stick baking paper.
2. Combine all of the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl, then stir in the oil and water.
3. Roll into small balls and place on the oven tray. Bake for 18 minutes, then transfer to a metal rack to cool.
4. Once cooled to room temperature, dust with icing sugar and serve.