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Vegan Matcha Manju

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These colourful, little treats are a delightful combo of steamed matcha buns and sweet anko paste filing.

We made them vegan and sugar-free using almond milk and dates.

Health

Time

1h

Cost

Nutrients

86 kcal

Carbs 18 grams

Sugars 7 grams

Total Fats 0 grams

Saturates 0 grams

Fibers 2 grams

Proteins 3 grams

Nutrients Data

The nutrients information on this page refers to a 2000 Kcal daily intake diet.

Each nutrient has a progress bar. A full progress bar represents the total allowance for the nutrient, based on a 500 Kcal meal.

Chart Legend

Carbs, Sugars, Total Fats, Saturates
Less than 50% of maximum recommended intake for a meal
Between 50% and 95% of maximum recommended intake for a meal
More than 95% of maximum recommended intake for a meal
Fibers, Proteins
More than 50% of recommended intake for a meal
Between 25% and 50% of recommended intake for a meal
Less than 25% of recommended intake for a meal
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Good for Diets

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Alcohol-Free
  • Pescatarian

Contains Allergens

  • Nuts
  • Gluten

Servings

10

Step 1Part 1

Soak the dates in a bowl of hot water for 10 minutes and then drain them.

Ingredients List

Filling


Dates60g
Canned Adzuki Beans140g
Water125mL

Dough


All-Purpose Flour60g
Wholemeal Flour40g
Starch (Potato or Corn)20g
Baking Powder0.5tsp
Matcha Powder1tbsp
Maple Syrup40g
Almond Milk50mL
Step 1Part 2

Next, blitz the dates, beans, and water in a blender. Then, cook the mix for 10 minutes or until thick and reddish.

Ingredients List

Filling


Dates60g
Canned Adzuki Beans140g
Water125mL

Dough


All-Purpose Flour60g
Wholemeal Flour40g
Starch (Potato or Corn)20g
Baking Powder0.5tsp
Matcha Powder1tbsp
Maple Syrup40g
Almond Milk50mL

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Step 2Part 1

Now, blitz the paste again, transfer it into a cheesecloth and squeeze out any excess water.

Ingredients List

Filling


Dates60g
Canned Adzuki Beans140g
Water125mL

Dough


All-Purpose Flour60g
Wholemeal Flour40g
Starch (Potato or Corn)20g
Baking Powder0.5tsp
Matcha Powder1tbsp
Maple Syrup40g
Almond Milk50mL
Step 2Part 2

The anko paste will be dry and compact, but soft enough for you to mould it.

Ingredients List

Filling


Dates60g
Canned Adzuki Beans140g
Water125mL

Dough


All-Purpose Flour60g
Wholemeal Flour40g
Starch (Potato or Corn)20g
Baking Powder0.5tsp
Matcha Powder1tbsp
Maple Syrup40g
Almond Milk50mL
Step 3

Scoop 16g (0.5oz) of paste and roll into a ball between your palms. Repeat until you have 10 balls and then keep them in the fridge.

Ingredients List

Filling


Dates60g
Canned Adzuki Beans140g
Water125mL

Dough


All-Purpose Flour60g
Wholemeal Flour40g
Starch (Potato or Corn)20g
Baking Powder0.5tsp
Matcha Powder1tbsp
Maple Syrup40g
Almond Milk50mL
Step 4Part 1

In a bowl, combine the flours with starch, baking powder, and matcha.

Ingredients List

Filling


Dates60g
Canned Adzuki Beans140g
Water125mL

Dough


All-Purpose Flour60g
Wholemeal Flour40g
Starch (Potato or Corn)20g
Baking Powder0.5tsp
Matcha Powder1tbsp
Maple Syrup40g
Almond Milk50mL
Step 4Part 2

Then, add maple, milk, and knead into a smooth and pliable dough.

Ingredients List

Filling


Dates60g
Canned Adzuki Beans140g
Water125mL

Dough


All-Purpose Flour60g
Wholemeal Flour40g
Starch (Potato or Corn)20g
Baking Powder0.5tsp
Matcha Powder1tbsp
Maple Syrup40g
Almond Milk50mL
Step 5

Divide the dough into 20g (0.7 oz) pieces. Roll each one into a ball, flatten it down, roll it out to a 9cm (3.5″) disc, keeping the edges as thin as you can.

Ingredients List

Filling


Dates60g
Canned Adzuki Beans140g
Water125mL

Dough


All-Purpose Flour60g
Wholemeal Flour40g
Starch (Potato or Corn)20g
Baking Powder0.5tsp
Matcha Powder1tbsp
Maple Syrup40g
Almond Milk50mL
Step 6Part 1

To shape the manju, wrap one dough dish around one red bean paste ball.

Ingredients List

Filling


Dates60g
Canned Adzuki Beans140g
Water125mL

Dough


All-Purpose Flour60g
Wholemeal Flour40g
Starch (Potato or Corn)20g
Baking Powder0.5tsp
Matcha Powder1tbsp
Maple Syrup40g
Almond Milk50mL
Step 6Part 2

Then, fold the dough and seal it in the centre pinching the edges together.

Ingredients List

Filling


Dates60g
Canned Adzuki Beans140g
Water125mL

Dough


All-Purpose Flour60g
Wholemeal Flour40g
Starch (Potato or Corn)20g
Baking Powder0.5tsp
Matcha Powder1tbsp
Maple Syrup40g
Almond Milk50mL
Step 6Part 3

Finally, place the manju seam side down and press it into a dome shape.

Ingredients List

Filling


Dates60g
Canned Adzuki Beans140g
Water125mL

Dough


All-Purpose Flour60g
Wholemeal Flour40g
Starch (Potato or Corn)20g
Baking Powder0.5tsp
Matcha Powder1tbsp
Maple Syrup40g
Almond Milk50mL
Step 7Part 1

Arrange the manju in a steaming basket lined with baking paper.

Ingredients List

Filling


Dates60g
Canned Adzuki Beans140g
Water125mL

Dough


All-Purpose Flour60g
Wholemeal Flour40g
Starch (Potato or Corn)20g
Baking Powder0.5tsp
Matcha Powder1tbsp
Maple Syrup40g
Almond Milk50mL
Step 7Part 2

Steam them for 15 minutes.

Ingredients List

Filling


Dates60g
Canned Adzuki Beans140g
Water125mL

Dough


All-Purpose Flour60g
Wholemeal Flour40g
Starch (Potato or Corn)20g
Baking Powder0.5tsp
Matcha Powder1tbsp
Maple Syrup40g
Almond Milk50mL
Step 8

Finally, leave the manju to cool down a wire rack before serving.

Ingredients List

Filling


Dates60g
Canned Adzuki Beans140g
Water125mL

Dough


All-Purpose Flour60g
Wholemeal Flour40g
Starch (Potato or Corn)20g
Baking Powder0.5tsp
Matcha Powder1tbsp
Maple Syrup40g
Almond Milk50mL
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