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Easy Matcha Mug Cake

Make this delicious matcha & white chocolate treat in minutes!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! That’s right, the festive season is upon us once again, and that makes for a great excuse to indulge a little. This delicious white chocolate matcha mug cake is super easy, super delicious and only takes a few minutes to whip up.  

You will need:

  • 1 tsp KissMeOrganics Culinary Matcha
  • 6 tbsp All-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • A small handful of white chocolate chips (or white chocolate broken into small pieces)
  • 1 tbsp White sugar
  • 5 tbsp Milk
  • 1 scoop of Ice cream or whipped cream (optional)


  1. Using a fork, mix all-purpose flour, sugar and culinary matcha in a mug.
  2. Add milk slowly and mix until smooth.
  3. Add white chocolate and mix well.
  4. Put your mug into the microwave for about two minutes (microwave ovens vary, so be sure to make sure it doesn’t overcook or burn)
  5. Optionally, add a scoop of ice cream or some whipped cream at the top.
  6. Enjoy!

*** Makes 1 Matcha Mug Cake ***

And there you have it, a quick fix to keep you warm and happy 🙂 if this weather is giving you a hankering for something sweet, this mug cake will hit the spot. You can tweak the ingredients if you have dietary restrictions, like going for a dairy alternative to the milk and whip cream. Don’t be afraid to experiment and make it your own!

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This Festive Holiday Treat Is Better Than Hot Chocolate

It might have been unseasonably warm this season, but rest assured Winter is coming! It’s time for big warm sweaters, woolen socks, and allowing yourself a few more calories (you need to stay warm, right?). If you’re looking for a sweet treat that will hit the spot then you’ll love this decadent combination of matcha, white chocolate and whip cream.

White Chocolate Matcha Latte Recipe

  • You will need:
  • 2 ¼ cups of milk (divided in two halves)
  • ½ cup of white chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons of KissMeOrganics Culinary Matcha
  • ½ cup of hot water
  • Whipped cream (optional)


  1. Put the first half of milk in a small saucepan over medium high heat, stirring constantly until it’s nearly boiling.
  2. Reduce heat to low and immediately add the white chocolate.
  3. Continue stirring while it melts.
  4. Slowly add the remaining milk until it’s all smooth.
  5. Turn it off, and set it aside, leaving the lid on to keep it from cooling.
  6. Put 1 teaspoon of KissMeOrganics Culinary Matcha and ¼ hot water on each serving cup.
  7. Mix until smooth.
  8. Add equal parts of milk + white chocolate mix on each cup.
  9. Mix until smooth.
  10. For a more luscious experience, finish with a touch of whipped cream at the top!

*** Makes 2 Matcha Lattes ***

If you’re vegan, you can opt for using a dairy alternative instead of milk, and there are plenty of whip cream substitutes you can experiment with as well. Happy Holidays!

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This Matcha Cookie Recipe Will Rock Your Christmas Cookie Exchange!

It’s that time of year again folks; the fire’s crackling, chestnuts are roasting, the carols are playing in every Starbucks, and many people are gearing up for one of their most beloved Holiday rituals, the annual Cookie Exchange 🙂

If this is your first time organizing or attending a cookie exchange, this checklist from Real Simple will walk you through it. If you’re an old hand at this festive tradition, then you already know how much fun delicious fun is in store for you!

Now for the

 million dollar question: How can you shake things up at this year’s cookie exchange? I’ve got one word for you: Matcha! This delicious ingredient will add a splash of color to traditional baked goods, like these adorable Christmas Tree Cookies …

Festive Matcha Christmas Tree Cookies Recipe

You will need:

  • For cookies:
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature, 1 stick
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp KissMeOrganics Culinary Matcha
  • 2 cups flour
  • Christmas tree cookie cutter

For the snow tip frosting:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 1/2 -5 tsp water
  • A handful of white sugar pearl sprinkles


Matcha Cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar with mixer until light and fluffy and add egg yolks, vanilla and sour cream.
  3. Mix until combined.
  4. In a separate bowl, sift together baking powder, salt, matcha powder and flour
  5. Combine the dry ingredients with wet ingredients and mix until smooth.
  6. Make a ball like shape with the dough and wrap in seran wrap, gently press flat and chill in the refrigerator for 30 mins.
  7. On a lightly floured surface, use a rolling pin to roll out the dough to ¼” thickness
  8. Use your Christmas tree cookie cutter to cut your cookies.
  9. Arrange on cookie sheet 2″ apart.
  10. Bake for 10–15 minutes, watching they don’t brown.
  11. Place cookies onto cooling rack.

Adding the snow tips:

  1. Mix the powdered sugar and water to make a simple icing.
  2. Start with 3 tsp water, adding more water 1 tsp at a time to get the right consistency (not paste-like & not runny).
  3. Once the cookies have cooled, spoon a small amount of icing onto the cookie, outlining the shape of the snow tip.
  4. When the outline is done, use the back of the spoon to smooth out the icing (don’t use too much or too little).
  5. Add some sugar pearl sprinkles and place on a drying rack for the icing to set.

*** Makes 12 Matcha Christmas Tree Cookies ***

We’d love to hear about your cookie exchange and your favorite Holiday treats. Tell us in the comments below!

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7 Crowd-Pleasing Halloween Recipes

Hey ghosts and ghouls, Halloween is less than a week away and it’s time to get festive! We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite Halloween creations that are sure to impress all you party people. These matcha inspired spooky creations are the perfect project for those with a sweet tooth and moderate skills in the kitchen.  

Because you can add matcha to almost all your baked goods, and because little goes a long way in adding a delicious flavor and vibrant green color to all things yummy, it’s the perfect (natural and healthy) replacement to green food coloring this Halloween.

`Here are some great ideas for your Halloween snacks, in no particular order 🙂

These Franken Cookies are an adorably spooky addition to your Halloween festivities. Just look at those little Franken faces! This simple matcha cookie recipe is delicious and easy-to-make, but you may need some artistic talent and patience for the cookie decorating.  


Get the whole recipe here: []

Get a load of these raw, no-bake Googly Eye Matcha Cupcakes. These cupcakes are perfect for the health conscious Halloween lovers out there who don’t want to miss out on the spooky-themed treats! With no flour, no refined sugar, no fats, and no baking, these cupcakes rely on dates and wheat flour alternatives to create a chewy treat that tastes similar to a matcha oreo cookie. Yum!

Get the whole recipe here: []

These Zombie Finger Cookies inspired by Hocus Pocus are rich and buttery, colored with a hint of matcha and shaped into severed zombie fingers. Very similar to the classic “Witch Finger” cookies that are popular this time of year, these severed Zombie Finger Cookies use pistachios instead of almonds as the nails to give more of a “rotting” appearance. Gross … but also delicious.

Get the whole recipe here: []

While there is nothing inherently Halloween about this incredibly simple White Chocolate Matcha Popcorn, the color green is reminiscent of goblins, monsters, and witches brew. White chocolate and matcha are one of the most delicious flavor combinations, and popcorn is an easy-to-make crowd-pleaser. Pro tip: You can fill little clear baggies with this popcorn and draw witch or monster faces on the bag with a magic marker.

Get the whole recipe here: []

These Chocolate Matcha Whoopie Pies are more adorable than scary, but they are delicious! You can keep it simple and leave them as googly-eyed cookies, or if you’re feeling ambitious, you can add chocolate legs and turn them into “critters” … Either way, these fluffy chocolate cookies, and creamy matcha filling will hit the spot this Halloween!

Get the whole recipe here: []

This recipe for Matcha Frankenpudding is a great way to get the kids involved in Halloween baking. These monster-inspired pudding cups are super simple to make and fun for the whole family. This recipe calls for food coloring, but you can just swap the green food coloring for a couple of teaspoons of matcha powder!

Get the whole recipe here: []

Who doesn’t love using Halloween as an excuse to gorge on Peanut Butter Cups? These Matchabutter cups are a (slightly) healthier version of classic peanut butter cups, and they’re even more delicious! You can serve them at your Halloween party or add a couple to your assorted candy bags. Everyone will love these!

Get the whole recipe here: []

Have a happy, safe and delicious Halloween from all of us at KissMeOrganics!

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5 Ways to Warm up With Matcha This Fall

There’s no shortage of delicious summer matcha recipes, from smoothies to ice cream to salad dressing, matcha is a great addition to your summer menu. But this delicious green tea powder can also add a much-needed energy boost to your favorite winter drinks.

Check out our 5 favorite ways to warm up with matcha below … don’t forget to bookmark this page for when you need some extra motivation on a frosty winter morning!

5. Warm Matcha Porridge

Source: Hungry Healthy Happy
Nothing says winter like a bowl of porridge: it’s warm, it’s nutritious, and it is famous for providing a potent energy boost. Why not spice up a classic by adding your favorite new superfood? This chia-based version of matcha porridge by Hungry Healthy Happy is a sweet treat loaded with tasty and natural ingredients like honey, pomegranate and desiccated coconut. This green dream porridge is perfect for powering up before a busy day!

4. Matcha Broccoli Pesto

Source: Curried Cantaloupe

Winter’s cold temperatures mean your body uses up more calories so that you can stay warm, so you can afford to be a bit more relaxed about your calorie consumption. There are few things more comforting on a cold winter day than a bowl of warm pasta. You can enjoy this delicious matcha pesto by Curried Cantaloupe on pasta, rice, or tossed with grilled vegetables!

3. Matcha Shortbread Cookies

The holidays would not be the same without the sugary, buttery bits of goodness known as shortbread cookies. Traditionally made with sugar, butter and flour these cookies should be consumed in moderation. Although The Cookie Writer’s matcha shortbread cookie recipe is can’t be considered “healthy” it does contain matcha, an antioxidant-packed ingredient that adds health benefits, as well as a truly unique taste!

2. Green Tea Coconut Rice

Source: The Food Poet
Feast your senses with this truly inspired, simple dish. Created by The Food Poet, this recipe mixes the flavors of Southeast Asia with one of the Japan’s main exports: green tea! You can change up the recipe to your liking, whether you’re looking for a more coconut-y flavor or you want to focus your taste buds on the distinct taste of matcha, you’re definitely in for a slightly sweet, slightly savory, all around delicious treat.

1.White Hot Matchocolate

Source: Curried Cantaloupe

Another jewel from Curried Cantaloupe, this recipe has the potential to become your new go-to drink during the holidays. Combining matcha with white chocolate, this drink mixes sweetness with that iconic umami flavor that’s unique to matcha. Plus, it will give you a great energy boost while keeping you warm, all while you’re drinking something delicious and Christmas-colored!

We hope you have fun experimenting with some of our favorite matcha creations.

What’s your go-to matcha recipe for a cold day? Tell us in the comments below!

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6 Delicious Ways to Use Matcha

matcha cookies

Table of Contents:

Matcha Cakes
Matcha Cookies
Matcha Bread
Matcha Ice Cream & Yogurt
Matcha Salad Dressing
Matcha Smoothies

Matcha is the game-changing ingredient that is versatile enough to add to virtually any recipe. It adds a unique umami flavor to both sweet and savory dishes, plus it also adds a vibrant green color that looks gorgeous on your plate. It’s packed with vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants so it’s extremely healthy for you. Plus, matcha powder contains the dream combination of caffeine and l-theanine, a combination that provides a long-lasting energy boost without any jitters or caffeine crashes. Interested in experimenting with this ancient Japanese ingredient? Try some of the ideas below.


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You know what goes great with matcha? White chocolate. Matcha adds a unique flavor to all your sweet treats but is especially decadent when you add it to a sponge cake base. The sweet umami flavor it ads is truly one-of-a-kind so get ready for a lip-smacking treat that will have you craving more!


Ooey gooey white chocolate matcha cookies? Yes please! I repeat, white chocolate and matcha is a heavenly combination that will have you grabbing for more. Try this recipe for the perfect marriage of white chocolate chips and green tea powder.


Matcha is so versatile it can be added to all your baking recipes (not just the sugary ones). In fact, something magical happens when you add a little of this green stuff to a baked bread recipe. You can try your hand at a traditional Japanese milk bread recipe, or you can add about 15 grams of matcha powder to your basic bread loaf recipe (mix the matcha powder with the flour). Can you use it for sandwiches? Heck yes! This sassy addition gives your basic sandwich a delicious umami flavor that will kick it up a notch.

Ice Cream & Yogurt

If you’re particularly crafty in the kitchen, you can try your hand at a homemade matcha ice cream recipe. But, if you don’t have the time or the will to whip up a batch of homemade ice cream, you can simply add matcha to a bowl of your favorite store-bought vanilla.

Skipping the ice cream? If you want something a little lighter, you can get creative with  breakfast bowl recipes. There are a ton of matcha breakfast bowl recipes out there that are jam-packed with vitamins and nutrients and super easy to throw together. You can add almost anything to a green tea-yogurt base to get a healthy, energy-packed breakfast that will keep you going all morning.

Salad dressing

Green tea salad dressing is the perfect way to add a tangy savory kick to your salads. As an ingredient, matcha tea works great for bringing out both sweet and savory flavors in all kinds of recipes. This Bento Box recipe is the perfect canvas for a flavorful matcha salad dressing. The best part? It’s not only delicious, but the combination of lemon juice and matcha will actually increase your body’s antioxidant absorption. Delicious and healthy!


Matcha smoothies might be the winner for the easiest way to get some of that sweet matcha caffeine that will keep you going all day. You can add 1 tsp of matcha to almost any smoothie recipe to get a delicious, fruit-filled energy boost. Frozen blueberries work exceptionally well in a matcha smoothie but you can experiment to your heart’s desire. You can also kick the health factor up a notch by adding a probiotic, protein powder, or even leafy greens like kale or spinach.

So there you have it, 6 ways you can start your love affair with matcha tea. Which one will you try first?

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Zesty Key Lime Paleo Matcha Poke Cake

This desert is a delicious vision out of some kind of sugar-coated dream. A fluffy vanilla cake with matcha swirls, iced with a light, creamy topping. But THIS recipe is also paleo-friendly, so you can satisfy your sweet tooth and get your matcha fix without sacrificing your diet!

*Note you will need to make your keto condensed milk in advance.

Key Lime Matcha Poke Cake Recipe



  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 large egg whites
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • ⅓ cup coconut flour
  • ¼ cup vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tsp liquid stevia
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tsp lime zest



  • 1 cup coconut milk (whipped into cream)
  • 1 drop of liquid stevia
  • Lime zest for the top



  1. Preheat oven to 325°F (163°C).
  2. Line an 8×8 pan with parchment paper.
  3. In a mixing bowl whisk the eggs, egg whites, coconut butter, coconut milk, and lime zest.
  4. In another mixing bowl, mix the almond flour, coconut flour, vanilla whey protein powder, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt.
  5. Pour these two mixtures together, add the stevia, and whisk until well combined.
  6. Pour into the pan and bake for 30-35 minutes or until the top is golden and the cake is set.
  7. Remove the cake from the oven and leave it to cool.

*Note: Keep a careful eye on your timing—this cake can easily burn if left to bake too long due to the gluten-free flours.


  1. Mix in the matcha tea powder with the lime juice.
  2. Separate the egg yolks from the egg whites and place the egg yolks in a heatproof bowl.
  3. Mix the egg yolks with the matcha/lime juice, and add lime zest.
  4. Place the heatproof bowl in a double broiler, making sure the water doesn’t touch the bottom of the bowl.
  5. Stir constantly for 8-10 minutes, or until the mixture starts to thicken—and then remove from heat.
  6. Add the butter, and mix until dissolved.
  7. Add your pre-made condensed milk and mix until completely combined.
  8. Poke several holes in the cooled cake using the (thin) handle of a wooden spoon.
  9. Pour the filling evenly over the cake until it’s completely covered and the holes are filled.
  10. Refrigerate for 2 hours.


  1. Once the cake is ready, whip the whipped cream coconut milk with stevia until you get firm peaks.
  2. Spread this topping on the cake and sprinkle with lime zest.
  3. Refrigerate for another hour before serving.

Makes cake for 10


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Bento-Style Matcha Salad

The Japanese Bento Box is traditionally a single-portion lunch box comprised of protein vegetables and carbs, all of which are separated by dividers. Preparation ranges from simple to elaborate and the final result is intended to be both healthy and pleasing to the eye.

For the salad

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  • ½ cup Red Cabbage, chiffonade   
  • A few Romaine lettuce leaves, chiffonade
  • 3 medium radishes, grated
  • Half an Avocado, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup extra firm tofu (drained and pressed with paper towel, cubed, placed in a single layer on a baking sheet and baked at 350 F for 25-45 minutes–tossing every 10 mins)
  • 1 cup butternut squash, cubed and “healthy sautéed”* (so that they are cooked but firm–About 5-7 minutes, depending on the size of the cubes)  

For the dressing

  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 11/2 tsp Kiss Me Organic Culinary Matcha
  • 11/2 tsp fresh squeezed lemon juice



Whisk together vinegar, olive oil, matcha and lemon juice.

Arrange the cabbage, romaine leaves, radishes, avocado, butternut squash and baked tofu in sections on a plate.

Serve the dressing on the side.

*add about ¼ cup of water and the chopped butternut squash to a large saucepan, place covered on high heat for 5-7 minutes, until you can easily put your fork through one of the cubes but they remain firm.  


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These 5 Summer Recipes Taste Too Good To Be Healthy (But They Are!)

At last, summer is here! After months of living of heavy meals, hot soups and huge cups of tea, it’s finally time to switch up your diet with some recipes that shine during the hottest time of the year. ‘Tis the season of sweet and delicious berries, tomatoes, and leafy greens like kale and basil.

Even though it’s the season of barbecues, cold beers, and summer cocktails, it’s also a good time to experiment with recipes that will keep you energized and feeling good so you can enjoy every one of those long hot summer days.

To celebrate the arrival of warm weather, here are a few fresh recipes that are perfect for entertaining and will keep you and your guests well-fed, healthy, and, feeling great!

Santa Fe Summer BBQ Pizza

Pizza is the ultimate temptation to anyone trying to follow a diet. The rich sauce and gooey cheese, the wide variety of toppings that will satisfy almost any craving. It’s impossible to smell it and not want a slice! If you’re a pizza lover, try your hand at this amazing-looking Santa Fe Summer BBQ Pizza by Iowa Girl Eats and get some veggies with that melted cheese and baked crust!

Tomatillo Gazpacho

It’s the ultimate Mediterranean summer soup … gazpacho! For thousands of years in Spain, people have been eating this during the hottest days of summer, and this Tomatillo Gazpacho by Eating Well will definitely hit the spot. Eat it with shrimp, or with cheese for a meatless version!

Buddha Bowls!

Buddha Bowls are a great way to get a nutrient-packed meal that’s perfect for those hot summer months! the best part of these bowls is the versatility of the recipes. You can add, remove or substitute the ingredients plus you can experiment with different dressings depending on your mood. If you’re new to the Buddha Bowl game, try your hand at this lovely Summer Glow Buddha Bowl by Oh she Glows.

Green Pea Falafel Bowl

Okay okay enough with the bowls! But, you’re going to want to try this awesome Mediterranean-inspired creation.  The falafel bowl by Green Kitchen is made with green pea falafel and is a baked instead of fried. It’s also topped with homemade hummus, roasted carrots, quinoa and mint yogurt. Yes please!

Weeknight Vegetable Curry

Curry lovers will love this Weeknight Vegetable Curry by Sprouted Kitchen. The sauce is rich, creamy and flavorful and the recipe is vegetarian and packed with plant-based nutrients and vitamins for the non-meat eating folks! you can adjust the level of spice by using either hot or mild curry powder. Although it’s a hot dish, curry makes a great summer evening dinner once the sun has gone down.

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3 Yerba Mate Recipes You’ll Love

KissMeOrganics Yerba Mate

Yerba Mate is packed with antioxidants and nutrients, and drinking it regularly provides numerous health benefits. Plus, it contains caffeine so you also get a nice little buzz.

But …

not everyone falls in love with Mate at first sip. Its strong, earthy flavor is an acquired taste to some. I’ve personally grown to love it, but if you’re still on the fence and you’re looking for something a little lighter on the palate, here are 3 great Mate recipes that almost anyone can enjoy.


Yerba Mate Latte

Oh yes, I’m always up for a frothed milk treat. A latte is a great way to enjoy a softer, sweeter Yerba Mate experience. If you want to sip on something sweet and creamy that packs a nice little kick, this one is for you (Makes 1 latte).


  • 1 Yerba Mate tea bag
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup milk (dairy, soy, almond, rice)
  • 1 tbsp sweetener (sugar, honey, maple syrup)



1.Brew Mate bag in 3/4 cup of water. 2.Add 1/4 of warmed milk and 1 tbsp of sweetener. 3.Warm and froth ¼ milk (you can froth your milk by shaking it in a tightly sealed jar, or you can use a whisk, hand-held milk frother, or french press). 4.Top your mug of brewed yerba with frothed milk.



This is a common Mate drink in South American countries. It’s refreshing, sweet and cold so it makes the perfect sipping beverage for a hot summer day. You’ll need a bombilla (a traditional metal straw/filter) and loose leaf yerba in order to make your Terere. Here’s how it’s done.


  • loose-leaf Yerba Mate
  • ice cold water
  • sweetener (sugar, honey, agave syrup) (optional)
  • 1 lemon, lime or orange
  • mint, lemongrass (optional)



  • Guampa or Yerba Mate gourd
  • Bombilla



1.Fill your cup (or mate gourd if you have one) half way with loose leaf yerba mate. 2.Add boiling water to your mug just until all the yerba is moist. 3.Pour freshly squeezed lime, lemon or orange juice. 4.Add cold water and ice cubes to your mug. 5.Add mint and lemongrass (if using). 6.Wait for a few minutes for the water to extract the yerba mate and enjoy!


Yerba Mate Muffins

Cooking with Yerba Mate

Yes, I’m serious. You can add Mate to your muffins for a flavorful treat that packs an energy punch. Adding nutrient-filled Yerba to my muffins seems like the perfect excuse to indulge. I’m not eating these muffins because they’re delicious, I’m doing it for health reasons … I swear.

Ingredients (makes 12 muffins):

  • 1 cup cold Yerba Mate
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Chocolate chips, blueberries, almonds, raisins (optional)



To make these muffins, 1.brew one cup of strong Yerba Mate (use 2 Yerba Mate bags or 2 scoops of loose leaf in a french press) and let it cool. 2.Preheat the oven to 180ºC. 3.Combine the cold yerba mate, chia seeds, lemon juice, and vanilla in a bowl. 4.Add minced banana. 5.Melt the coconut oil and maple syrup and add. 6.Slowly add flour, baking powder, and salt (do not overmix). 7.Add Chocolate chips, blueberries, almonds, raisins (if using). 8.Spoon the batter into a muffin pan with liners, about 2/3 full. 9.Bake for about 25 minutes.

Yum! What’s your favorite way to drink your Yerba Mate?