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Goji Berry, Coconut, and Matcha Cupcakes

healthy cupcakes

I’m always trying to find creative snacks to create for my four hungry kids when they come home from school.

I know that they’re not about to make themselves a matcha latte or grab a handful of goji berries and eat them one by one.  But I do know, having been a parent now for 16 years, that the way to get your kids to eat the ‘good for you’ stuff is to sneak it into something that they like. So why not cupcakes!

What is Matcha?

Matcha is well, just incredible. In this recipe, I use white matcha (apparently the newest thing to hit the market) but of course, green matcha is fine too!

Matcha is definitely a superhero when it comes to teas. The amazing thing about matcha is that it energises you, but at the same time it calms the central nervous system.

Matcha has 137 times the antioxidants of regular green tea, 70 times the antioxidants of orange juice and 9 times the beta carotene of spinach!  So, if you’re kids definitely don’t like spinach then this is a clever way to get that beta carotene in!

Goji Berry, Coconut, and Matcha Cupcakes

To make 16 – 20 cupcakes you will need the following!


  • 4 cups of oat flour (or rolled oats ground to a flour)
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseeds
  • 2 Tbsp. of matcha
  • 1 1/2 cups of soaked goji berries
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 cup coconut palm sugar
  • 1 3/4 cup plant-based milk ( I used coconut )
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda


Preheat your oven to 350F or 180C.  In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients one by one, stirring well until you get a nice, thick batter. Line your cupcake tray with paper cases and fill to the rim with your delicious batter!

Bake for 20 minutes, remove from oven and allow to cool. These cupcakes are even more delicious when you spread a bit of coconut oil on the insides!  YUM!

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This Post Has 31 Comments

  1. These look delicious and hearty! I never knew there was white Matcha – I’ll be on the look out for it, for sure. I do have green Matcha, but the white Matcha would be better in baked goods, especially if you’re trying to disguise the whole healthy “green” thing. 😉 Thank you for the recipe!

    1. Yes so true, you need to sneak the good stuff into your kids meals. I agree and am forever grating zucchini into bolognaise sauce or sweet muffins. These look fantastic, I will have a go at making some for next school term lunch boxes.

  2. I stopped by to thank you for following my blog. I hope you found something of interest there and will continue to do so. I’m a fan of yoga and Qi Gong but I’m not much for cooking anymore. Maybe soon again. You have some interesting recipes here.

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