Step your breakfast pancake game up a notch with this matcha green tea pancake recipe.
We will show you how to make some delicious pancakes, with a bit of an Asian twist, by incorporating matcha green tea into your morning breakfast pancakes. Let these tasty pancakes jumpstart your day and brighten up your mornings.
You can also check out our simple fluffy pancake recipe from scratch, where we show you some tips and tricks on how to create some amazingly fluffy pancakes.
To start, let’s get to know a little bit about what matcha is.
Health Benefits of Matcha Green Tea
Matcha is a type of green tea that comes in a powder form, made from grounded tea leaves.
This green powdered tea comes from the same type of plant as your typical green tea, however, matcha tea leaves are grown differently, as it goes through a more careful growing and cultivating process.
There are tons of health benefits associated with consuming matcha as they are jampacked with rich antioxidants, more than your regular green tea.
Antioxidants help us by reducing cell damage from compounds called free radicals in our bodies, which lowers the risks of developing chronic diseases.
Matcha also contains caffeine that can help boost brain function as well. It can give us a boost of energy, keep us more alert, help with concentration and can also improve our overall mood.
What Does Matcha Taste Like?
If you’ve never tasted matcha before, it has a complex flavour to it. Matcha has an earthy vegetal flavour with hints of bitter undertones, and would often have notes of umami and nutty sweet after taste that lingers.
With this recipe, the matcha green tea will add a touch of fragrant matcha green tea flavour to the deliciously fluffy and sweet pancake.
Not only will it be pleasing to the taste buds, but also visually to your eyes when you top your green-hued pancake off with your favourite fresh berries and sauces.
Impress your family with these matcha pancakes and have them look forward to waking up to the smell and sight of these tasty pancakes on your weekend mornings!
These green pancakes are also great to make on mornings of holidays like St. Patricks Day and Christmas. It totally goes with the colour theme.
What Flavours Go Well with Matcha?
Flavours like vanilla and red bean go really well with these matcha pancakes. You can turn these pancakes into a nice dessert by adding a scoop – or a couple – of creamy vanilla, red bean or even matcha and black sesame ice cream on top of it. Then throw in some of your favourite fruits and you got yourself a decadent treat.
You can easily find these ice cream flavours at most Asian supermarkets.
We have a little bit of a sweet tooth, so in our recipe, we garnished the pancakes with a thin dusting of some confectioner’s sugar, a light drizzle of maple syrup, whipped cream and some of our favourite healthy fruits like banana and blueberries.
Some light dusting of matcha powder is also added on top just to up the visual appearance because we like to make our food look as good as it tastes.
Get creative with your matcha pancakes! You can’t really go wrong with any toppings. Throw in your favourite fruits, top it off with your favourite sauces and make it your own.
Add some bananas to make yourself some banana matcha pancakes, or top it up with your favourite greek yogurt, and you got yourself some amazing matcha yogurt pancakes.
Now let’s dive right into the recipe!
Matcha Green Tea Pancake
- Non-stick skillet or griddle
- Mixing Bowls
- Measuring cup
- Measuring spoons
- 1 Cup of Flour
- 2 Teaspoons of Baking Powder
- 2 Teaspoons of Sugar
- ½ Teaspoon of Salt
- 1 Tablespoon of Matcha Green Tea Powder
- 2 Teaspoons of Vanilla Extract
- 1 Cup of Milk
- 2 Tablespoons of Melted Butter
- 1 Egg
- Mix your dry and wet ingredients separately
- Have a sifter over your mixing bowl, pour in your flour, baking powder/soda, salt, sugar, matcha powder, and sift. Then mix thoroughly with your whisk.
- Have your wet ingredients at room temperature before mixing
- Have 1 cup of milk at room temperature ready.
- Melt your butter in the microwave for 20-30 seconds. If you don’t have butter, you can use an equal amount of vegetable oil.
- Crack your egg and separate the yolk from the white. Keep egg white in a separate bowl.
- Add your egg yolk, vanilla extract and melted butter to the milk and mix thoroughly.
- Make a well in the middle of your dry ingredients, pour in your wet ingredients, and mix until it's just combined. Do not over mix your batter.
- Let your batter rest and start whisking your egg white into a stiff-peak froth.
- Add frothy egg white into the batter and fold it in with your spatula until it's just combined.
- Heat up your skillet on medium heat.
- Lightly grease your skillet with butter and pour ¼ cup of batter onto it.
- Fry until the top starts to bubble and the bottom is nicely golden brown, then flip it onto the other side.
- Fry for another 2-3 minutes and then plate.
- Continue with the remaining batter.
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