Healthy Matcha Biscotti
This easy to make biscotti is healthy because of the matcha, green tea powder that is rich in vitamins and antioxidant. And the okara makes it even healthier. Okara is soybean meal, a byproduct of the making of tofu. Okara is basically dregs from making soy milk. It is rich in fiber and protein and low in fat. Okara is not usually available at regular markets—but we are lucky in Portland, Oregon. A tofu manufacturer, Ota Tofu in east downtown, has it most of the time. Okara is not their products’ list so you have to ask for it. The price is very low. They sometimes just give it away with no charge. Please buy something else and then ask for okara! You can find dried, powdered okara on Amazon.com. Use 20g of okara powder and increase the amount of the milk to combine all the ingredients.
- for 10-14 biscotti
- 3½ oz Fresh okara
- ½ cup Flour
- 1 teaspoon Baking powder
- 1½ tablespoons Sugar
- 1½ tablespoons Matcha
- 2 Tablespoons Chocolate chips
- 1½ Tablespoons Vegetable oil
- 2½ Tablespoons milk (or soymilk)
- Preheat the oven to 360F.
- In a bowl, combine okara, flour, baking powder, sugar, matcha and chocolate chips.
- Add the vegetable oil and mix, using your fingers.
- Add the milk small amount at the time and make it a ½ inch high loaf. Place it on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes in the oven. Lower the oven temperature to 320F.
- Take out the biscotti from the oven. When it is cool enough to touch, cut the mound into ½ inch thick with a serrated knife.
- Arrange biscotti, with a cut side down, on a clean baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes. Transfer to rack to cool completely.