Matcha green tea bars

A few weeks ago I visited the brilliant Allergy and Free From show in London – the first year I’ve actually managed to go! It was really fun to be able to go around and sample lots of yummy food. I made it my mission to find the best free-from brownie around: keep an eye out for future posts, I think I can replicate the texture of a real fudgy, crusted brownie if I just accept I have to use a bit more sweetener. I reckon I can do it with a lot less than most brands (even the free-from/’healthy’ ones) use though!

One of my favourite things there was a matcha green tea bar from Miss Nutritionist – the Green TNT (naturally!). I decided to try and make something similar using what I had at home, and I think it came pretty close (although I didn’t try to replicate it exactly, as I wanted to make it a bit higher in protein than it already is).

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I used:

90g cashew butter, 50g gluten free oats, 10g matcha powder, 80g dates, 20g shredded coconut meat, a bit of vanilla from the pod, about 65g rice/pea protein (you could also use coconut or almond flour if you wanted), 20g coconut oil and 70ml coconut milk.

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Whizz it all up, let it set in the fridge (make sure you press it down tightly – you want a fudgy, creamy texture rather than a crumbly/grainy one), and if you want to, top it with a drizzle of dark 100% chocolate and/or some dessicated coconut.

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