Tea biscuits - the not too sweet treat that's perfect in the afternoon with a cozy cup of tea or a beautiful addition to Sunday brunch.
These Green Tea (tea) biscuits are plant based, gluten free and have a hint of super healthy matcha green tea powder - the reason for their light green colour ;-)
Matcha powder is ground green tea leaves and is bursting with antioxidants. You can use it to make tea or cook and bake with it like I did with this recipe.
The inspiration behind this recipe was to create a plant based tea biscut that had the right bit of sweetness, a good crumble texture and the healthy benefits of matcha. (And basically I was looking for a delicious breakfast treat to go with my tea!)
This recipe is quick and simple to make and is versatile - ice them for a dessert or keep them plain for breakfast...
makes about 16 biscuits
These biscuits are delicious on thier own, dusted with icing sugar or drizzled with the vanilla almond milk icing.
I use the brand Earth Balance for the vegan butter. There are a few varieties but I like the soy free in the red container.
Make sure the vegan butter is cold when adding it to the dry ingredients. You can use a pastry knife or a fork (which is what I use) and make sure it is well combined but still a little bumpy.
Store these in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days or freeze for up to a month.
Preheat the oven to 375 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl combine baking powder, coconut sugar, gluten free flour and matcha powder. Cut in the cold vegan butter with a pastry knife or fork until it is blended in but still crumbly.
In a seperate, medium mixing bowl combine the applesauce, almond milk and vanilla extract and whisk together.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry incrediets and stir until just mixed.
Using a large spoon, drop 1 1/2 " size dollops of the mixture on the lined baking sheet.
Bake in the oven for 30 - 35 minutes until the bottom of the biscuits is light golden and the tops are a bit crispy.
Serve them as is, sprinkle with a dusting of icing sugar or drizzle with the optional icing.
Whisk the icing sugar, almond milk and vanilla extract together in a small mixing bowl. Drizzle on the biscuits in a zig zag pattern using a small spoon.