Matcha Hojicha Muffins

Matcha hojicha muffins are not just amazingly delicious, but also incredibly beautiful.

If you are looking for something tasty and appealing to have breakfast, snack or take as dessert to a gathering or even a small party, these matcha hojicha muffins are what you are looking for.

Did you know that both Matcha and Hojicha come from the same green tea leaves? Incredible right? One being green and the other one being brown, it makes it hard to believe. 
What changes then? While matcha is only steamed, houjicha is both steamed and roasted!
Matcha Hojicha Muffins - Matcha Oishii
Hojicha then becomes brown due to oxidation and it loses almost all of its caffeine, becoming a perfect tea to consume during any time of the day, amazing for the evenings as it relaxes the mind and body and it fills the body with loads of amino acids, vitamins and minerals! That is why hojicha is filled with health benefits. Well, matcha green tea powder has its amazing health benefits too.
Our Matcha Oishii Houjicha has an amazing naturally sweet taste with hints of cacao and caramel and is perfect to use in Hojicha Lattes but also in several other things! Like baking and your everyday routine for smoothies, yogurt, oats, etc.
Our Matcha Oishii has an amazing bright green color and sweet after taste which goes perfectly well with the taste of Houjicha and when mixed together they look and taste great! This is why this marbled matcha muffin recipe is great, because it has both matcha and hojicha, and these hojicha muffins come out just perfect.
Hojicha Marbled Muffins Recipe - Matcha Oishii


Servings: 12 muffins

Prep time: 25 minutes

Total time: 35 min with backing time                                                                                              


Matcha Hojicha Muffins Recipe - Matcha Oishii


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 egg or flaxseed substitute for vegan version
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup melted butter 
  • 1/2 Tbsp of Premium Organic Classic Matcha 
  • 1/2 Tbsp of Hojicha Powder by Matcha Oishii
  • Optional chocolate chips 

Get your Hojicha and Matcha for this recipe here!



1. To make this marbled matcha muffins, mix all of the dry ingredients first. Then add the wet ingredients and combine all, until well incorporated. 

2. Make three batches of dough to make this hojicha matcha muffins, leave one as it is. To the other two, add to each separately 1/2 Tbsp of houjicha and to the other one of matcha. 

3. Layer the different colored batters in the cupcake forms. Bake the hojicha marbled muffins for 20 min at 180°C. 

Matcha Marbled Muffins - Matcha Oishii

These Matcha Hojicha Muffins taste best when paired together with a delicious Hojicha Latte!