- 1 1/4 cups whole grain pastry flour
- 1/2 cup turbinado sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 egg whites
- 1/2 cup fat-free plain yogurt
- 1/4 cup steeped green tea, cooled to room temperature
- 1/4 cup safflower or canola oil
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Coat an 8 x 4-inch loaf pan with canola oil cooking spray.
2. Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cloves, and cinnamon in a large bowl.
3. Whisk the egg whites, yogurt, green tea, oil, and vanilla extract in a small bowl until just combined.
4. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add the egg white mixture. Mix until well combined, then evenly fold in the walnuts.
5. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Bake 40 to 45 minutes on the middle rack in the oven, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
6. Serve with 1 teaspoon nut butter.
Makes 8 (1-inch-thick) servings
Why we love this recipe:
You know we are huge green tea fans here at Nutritious Life. In case you are still only sipping your green tea and not eating it, we thought you may be inspired by a favorite O2 Diet recipe, Green Tea Loaf. A few fun things to remember about green tea: It may help burn more belly fat than other caffeinated beverages, may reduce the risk of UV damage from the sun, may help keep your teeth healthy and may prevent different forms of cancer including lung. Green tea is the Oscar winner in this recipe, which can be eaten as a satisfying breakfast when topped with 2 tsp. almond butter or as a “conscious indulgence” instead of an afternoon chocolate chip cookie. We suggest baking, slicing into portions and freezing. Freezing in individual portions makes it much easier to resist nibbling away at more. And, of course, feel free to sip some tea as you dive in.