The Best Matcha Muffins

Grain-free matcha muffins with blueberries. Four muffins stacked on a wooden board.

Grain-Free Matcha Muffins

Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Dairy-Free

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One bite of these muffins and you'll be saying, "I love these so matcha!" This grain-free, gluten-free recipe is great all by itself or with the addition of dark chocolate chips or tangy blueberries! 

Yield: 6 muffins


  • 120 grams Otto's Naturals - Cassava Flour (about 1 sifted cup or ¾ cup un-sifted) 
  • ½ cup (115 grams) sugar or coconut sugar (coconut sugar will make a darker muffin) 
  • ½ teaspoon Otto's Naturals Grain-Free Baking Powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt 
  • 1 egg 
  • ⅓ cup oil 
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract 
  • ½ cup water 
  • 1 Tablespoon ceremonial-grade matcha powder

For Banana: add ½ cup mashed ripe banana and 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
For Blueberry or Chocolate Chip: add ½ cup mix-ins


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a muffin tin with 6 paper liners. 
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the cassava flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and matcha powder. 
  3. Add in the egg, oil, vanilla, and water. Mix well to combine. 
  4. If adding in bananas, berries or chocolate chips, fold in at this step. 
  5. Distribute batter evenly between muffin liners. 
  6. Bake for about 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Muffins with added fruit will need longer time.
  7. Allow to cool before eating.
  8. Enjoy!

What is Matcha?

Matcha is made from the finely-ground leaves of a green tea plant, primarily produced in Japan. It has an earthy, grassy tone that pairs well with sweet things, such as mochi... or muffins!
Matcha is typically served as a latte in cafes, or it can be served alone (warm or hot) in a ceremonial style. One teaspoon of matcha contains about 70 mg of caffeine. These muffins are great in the morning or for an afternoon pick-me-up!

What are the Health Benefits and Nutritional Value of Cassava?

Cassava is a root vegetable consumed in many countries around the globe. Individuals with food allergies can benefit from using cassava root in cooking or baking because it’s gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, and paleo-friendly.

A 3.5-ounce (100-gram) serving of cooked cassava root contains 191 calories. Around 84% of them come from carbs, while the rest come from protein and fat.  One serving also provides 2 grams of fiber and key vitamins and minerals

Why is Otto’s Naturals Cassava Flour Best for Baking?

Otto's Cassava Flour is unlike anything your kitchen has ever experienced. It is a wholesome, neutral-tasting, grain-free replacement for wheat flour, often serving as a 1:1 substitute in countless recipes. There are no fillers. Only 100% yuca (cassava) and water are used to create this single-ingredient wonder!

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