Matcha Yogurt Loaf

28 Apr 2013

Matcha Yogurt Loaf

I still remember the good old days of my first job.

I'm talking about my first real job. Like in a public location with a boss and dealing with money. I did have a paper route, but I don't think that counts.

Anyways, I was 14. I wasn't even legally allowed to work in Canada, but my boss gave me a form to give my parents to sign. It was basically saying that they allow me to work even though I was underage.

This first job was at a bubble tea place in the mall. The fresh fruit, the pearls, the crepe griddle..I loved it all. Especially the extra bonus that we got free drinks.

On my way to trying every flavor on the menu, I finally made myself a matcha milkshake. It was love at first slurp. After I tried every drink on the menu, I would still go back to that one drink.

So when walking through the aisles of this store by my house and saw some matcha powder, I grabbed it right away. I wanted to float back to those days at my first job.

Sadly, I had no ice cream in my house. So instead of a milkshake, I made a loaf. And I'm glad I did.

I should have thought of buying matcha for St. Patrick's day. Instead I did nothing green that day. Oh well, next year!


What you'll need:

-1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
-3 tablespoons cornstarch
-1 teaspoon baking powder
-1 tablespoon matcha powder
-1/4 teaspoon salt
-1 cup vanilla yogurt
-3/4 cup sugar
-1/2 cup vegetable oil
-3 large eggs
-1 teaspoon vanilla extract


    1.   Preheat the oven to 350˚F. Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray and set aside
    2.   In a large bowl, mix together the flour, cornstarch, matcha, baking powder and salt.
    3.   In a separate bowl, whisk together the yogurt, sugar, vegetable oil, eggs and vanilla until fully combined.
    4.   Stir in the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients until fully combined.
    5.   Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 50-55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
    6.   Let cool in the pan for 20 minutes, then remove to cool completely on wire racks.

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  1. Lovely cake - simple and delicious:)
    Mary x

  2. I love anything in matcha flavor too! Your cake looks delish! Oh, and I sent my underaged son out to work during the long school break too! Better than sitting at home playing pc games!:D

  3. I knew I need to get matcha :) But I never rememeber when I go shopping. That color is just lovely..

  4. Another ingredient on my must-buy list :D Love tea but haven't used it in my bakes yet :P Lovely flavor and texture you got there ! Pretty color as well ;)

  5. What a great way to use it.. I find it hard to find matcha.. but if I do this is first on the list!

  6. I just bought two bags of matcha powder this weekend and was looking for various ways to use it. This cake looks great and love the use of yogurt. Thanks for the recipe Cathleen :)

  7. The fragrance from matcha is indeed captivating, love anything with it. The cake must be delish with matcha and yogurt in it :)

  8. This looks lovely!!! Need to try.

  9. Love the taste of matcha my friend, this looks awesome :D


  10. I have never had matcha and I don't even know what it is, I am off to google!

  11. Sometimes I forget how young you are! I remember when bubble tea first became popular - and I was much older than 14!!!!!

  12. What store can you obtain matcha powder? And what isle of the store? Would love to give this loaf a try. I suppose I can get it from Amazon but it seemed pricey. Lovely post, by the way.

    Anne ~ Uni Homemaker

    1. I bought the matcha powder at Pricemart, but I think that store is only in Canada. You could try some local Japanese store if you can find one.

  13. I love matcha in baked goods and sweets but it's so expensive! Definitely worth the purchase to make this loaf though. So tasty!

  14. I love matcha and am eager to try it in baked goods!

  15. How fun you get to work in a Boba tea house before! Envy. I would definitely try everything on the menu too. :P Oh...I love matcha and bake with it quite often. I just love the aroma. Can't wait to try this cake.

  16. Cathleen, I'm digging the idea of your matcha yogurt loaf. It looks great and delicious. You definitely want to consider this for St. Patty day next time around :)

  17. Lovely post with an interesting recipe!


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