We know you’re a sucker for matcha. Whilst matcha teas, iced matcha and lattes have taken over the high street, it's easy to forget how versatile the green powder really is. Matcha powder is a great complimentary flavour to savoury and sweet foods alike, which is why we’ve compiled a list of 10 matcha recipes that you can have all throughout the day.
Pancakes are a family favourite, and the best part is this brunch dish is incredibly versatile. Whether you like yours sweet or savoury, matcha is a great addition.
All you’ll need are the following ingredients:
- 1 cup of flour
- 1 egg
- 1 cup of milk (or a non-dairy alternative of your choice – my personal fav is oat milk)
- 1 tablespoon of matcha powder
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- A pinch of salt
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract (optional)
Mix all your dry ingredients together in a bowl. Then add your wet ingredients and whisk until it forms a batter- like consistency.
Slightly grease a non-stick pan and add your batter, making sure it’s spread evenly. Flip both sides and remove when done. Voila! Your pancakes are ready.
The best part of this dish is you can add whatever toppings you want to it. Whether it’s chopped nuts, fruit, or some whipped cream, you have freedom to create your own flavours!
Whilst this dish may be slightly more unusual, matcha pasta is a great dish to make for lunch, dinner, or just if you’re feeling peckish and want a savoury snack.
The ingredients you’ll need are:
- 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
- Pasta of your choice
- Olive oil
- 1 onion chopped
- Basil and parsley
- Cashew nuts
- 2 teaspoons of matcha
Boil pasta in salted water. Whilst this is boiling, blend the basil, parsley, cashew nuts, onion, garlic and matcha together to form a green paste. Add olive oil until it becomes slightly less thick.
Transfer the green pasta and pasta into one pan and combine. Depending on how you like your pasta, you can add other toppings if you want it more flavoured, like parmesan or cherry tomatoes.
Matcha is a great addition to our favourite sweet treats. For this you’ll need:
- ¾ cup of self-raising flour
- 2 teaspoons matcha
- 3 eggs and 1 egg yolk
- ½ a cup of sugar
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp hot water
Mix your flour and matcha powder together. In a separate bowl, mix your honey and hot water together and mix until smooth. Then keep it aside.
Beat the eggs and sugar together until the mixture is smooth. Then add your honey water mixture slowly whilst mixing to make sure it’s all evenly combined.
Add the combined flour and matcha slowly to the egg mixture, mixing as you go. Once combined, add the mixture to your cake tin and put it in the oven at 180c for 35 minutes.
Once the cake is out the oven, put a toothpick in it to see if it’s cooked all the way through. If not, pop it back in for 5 minutes and check on it periodically. If it is cooked, leave the cake to cool.
It’s time to serve the cake! Enjoy as it is or add some chopped nuts, cream or fruit.
Matcha bubble tea
If you enjoy matcha in drink form, you’ll be a big fan of matcha bubble tea. The best part is it’s very simple to make! All you’ll need for this one is:
- Dried tapioca pearls
- Matcha powder
- Brown sugar
Boil a cup of the dried tapioca pearls until they rise to the surface. When risen, remove them and place them in cold water.
Mix brown sugar and water in a pan and add the tapioca pearls back in. Keep them in the mixture until the sugar starts to form a syrup.
Mix your matcha powder with a few tablespoons of hot water and mix until the powder is combined. Then, add your tapioca pearls, ice and milk. Mix together and enjoy! You can top off your bubble tea with whipped cream, or an extra sprinkling of matcha powder.
Need an energy boost or looking for a nutritious but tasty snack? We got you. Making these matcha protein balls are so easy. All you’ll need are:
- Raw oats
- Milk of your choice
First, start out with blending together the oats, cashews and dates. Once these have processed add in your matcha powder and a small amount of milk to make the consistency more malleable.
Take the mixture out and form into small balls with your hand. Once formed, keep them in the fridge in an airtight container for a week.
For this recipe you’ll need:
- 1 ½ cup of flour
- 1 tbsp matcha
- 1/3 cup melted butter
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 egg
- 1 cup of milk
- Chopped walnuts for garnish
Start off by mixing all your dry ingredients together. Stir the milk into the dry mixture slowly until all combined. In another bowl, mix the butter, egg and milk.
Add the flour mixture slowly to your wet ingredients. Once everything is mixed together, add the chopped walnuts and pour the mixture into your muffin liners.
Put the muffins into the oven at 180c for 40 minutes and allow to cool before eating.
Matcha chia seed pudding
If you want something sweet and nutritious, look no further! For this matcha chia seed pudding you’ll need:
- ½ cup of Greek yoghurt
- ½ cup of milk
- 3 tbsp of honey
- 1 tbsp of chia seeds
- 1 tbsp matcha
- Vanilla essence
Mix all the ingredients into a bowl together. Once mixed put the mixture in the fridge in an airtight container for four hours.
Remove the container and serve the pudding in a cup. Garnish with matcha powder on top!
Matcha soup with croutons
If you fancy having something a bit lighter than the recipes listed so far, we’ve got you covered. For matcha soup you’ll need:
- Coconut milk
- Vegetable stock
- Onion, finely chopped
- 3 cloves of minced garlic
- 1 potato, chopped
- 1 cup of kale
- 1 cup of coriander
- Salt and pepper
- 2 tbsp matcha
- Croutons to serve
- 1 tsp minced ginger
In a pot, sauté the onions and potato in some vegetable broth. Keep stirring to ensure the potatoes and onions don’t stick together. After 10 minutes, add in the salt and pepper, ginger and garlic.
Stir in the Kale and the remainder of the vegetable broth. Bring the pot to a simmer and leave it for 30 minutes.
Put the soup in a blender and blend until smooth. Return it to the pot and add the coconut milk.
Once the soup is heated, serve with croutons on top to garnish.
Want to put a twist on this classic dish? It’s now simpler than ever, and you only need a few ingredients.
- 3 cups of chickpeas
- 3 tbsp tahini
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- 1 lemon
- 2 tsp matcha
- ½ tsp salt
Pulse the chickpeas in a blender until they are all broken into a fine consistency.
Add the remaining ingredients and pulse again, adding water to thin the mixture out and tahini to thicken it. Add more of the ingredients depending on your tastes. Serve with carrots, pittas or salad!
Scrambled eggs with matcha
Once again, we’re incorporating a family favourite with a twist. Adding matcha to your eggs is a great way to incorporate extra nutrition with very little effort. All you’ll need for this is:
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsbp matcha
- Chopped spring onions.
- Salt and pepper
Scramble your eggs in a pan, adding salt and pepper to your taste.
Add in spring onions to the pan and sauté for a minute before removing. Add matcha powder and voila!
If you’re a fan of matcha, you may already know that it’s great for us. This is because it contains a high level of antioxidants which protect our cells. If you’re interested in reading more about why matcha is so great, you can check out here our article on 5 plant-based supplements to support you along your health journey.
We hope that these matcha recipes can satiate your taste buds all throughout the day!