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 as I did with this recipe.
The inspiration behind this recipe was to create a plant-based tea biscuit that had the right bit of sweetness, a good crumbly texture and the health 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 their 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.
Kim is passionate about teaching others how to eat mindfully and live vibrantly. A series of chronic health issues gave her the motivation to learn about the relationship between her health and her diet. After embracing a plant-based diet and figuring out how to maintain a social life, enjoy travelling and ensuring she was getting all the correct nutrients and minerals - Kim realized how great she felt and how happy she was in her lifestyle.
She founded Picky Diet to share this with the world so that they might realize that they too can live happy and healthy with only a few small changes. A graduate of the Health and Nutrition Coaching program from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, she is a Board Certified Integrative Health & Nutrition Coach and works with both individuals and corporations on nutrition and whole-body wellness.