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Green Tea Walnut Loaf

Did you know you could bake with green tea? It’s yet another way to get more of the super beverage into your diet.

Here, the antioxidant-packed steeped leaves are one ingredient in a loaf that’s a great alternative to zucchini or banana bread.

Enjoy a slice (topped with a hunk of nut butter for protein) with your morning or afternoon cup of (green) tea.


  • 1 1/4 cups whole grain pastry flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar in the raw
  • 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 low fat plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup steeped green tea, cooled to room temperature
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup nut butter, divided


  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Coat 8 x 4-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
  • Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cloves, and cinnamon in large bowl.
  • Whisk egg whites, yogurt, green tea, oil, and vanilla extract in small bowl until just combined.
  • Make well in center of flour mixture and add egg white mixture. Mix until well combined, then evenly fold in walnuts.
  • Pour batter into prepared loaf pan. Bake 40 to 45 minutes on middle rack in oven, or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Serve with 1 teaspoon nut butter.


In addition to the many health benefits of green tea, this loaf contains other nutritious foods like coconut oil, heart-healthy walnuts, and cinnamon. And while it’s still a baked good, we cut back on the bad stuff by using whole grain pantry flour and minimal sugar.

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