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Matcha Cherry Financiers

A moist and lightly sweet tea cake with matcha green tea, studded with a cherry in the centre.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine French
Keyword cherries, financiers, matcha, tea cake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 107kcal
Author Michelle | Sift & Simmer

Ingredients

  • 60 g coconut oil melted
  • 15 g honey
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • (64 g) 2 large egg whites room temperature
  • 65 g almond flour
  • 33 g all-purpose flour
  • 55 g icing sugar
  • 5 g matcha
  • tsp sea salt
  • 12 pitted cherries frozen or fresh
  • chopped almonds optional for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Lightly grease 12 mini muffin wells.
  • Place the melted coconut oil, honey and almond extract into a small bowl.
  • Lightly whisk in the egg whites.
  • In a separate bowl, sift together the almond flour, flour, icing sugar, matcha, and sea salt.
  • Pour in the egg white mixture and stir until incorporated.
  • Fill the mini muffin wells with the batter, using a cookie scoop or spoon (filling it about ⅞ths of the way.)
  • Place a cherry in the centre of each well. (If using frozen, blot the cherry before placing it in).
  • Add a sprinkling of chopped almonds (optional).
  • Gently tap the tray to release any bubbles.
  • Bake at 350°F for 18-20 minutes until lightly golden brown, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Let cool in the pan for about 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
  • Dust with additional icing sugar and serve immediately.
  • You can store the financiers in an airtight container for up to 2 days if you don't plan to eat them right away. (Don't dust with icing sugar if you plan to do this).

Nutrition

Calories: 107kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 24mg | Potassium: 4mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 21IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg