Experience the delightful fusion of traditional Japanese matcha with the classic American breakfast staple in our Matcha Green Tea Pancakes recipe. These pancakes are not only visually stunning with their vibrant green hue but also packed with the earthy, umami flavor of matcha. Whether you're a breakfast enthusiast or a matcha lover, this recipe is sure to delight your taste buds.
Matcha green tea is finely ground green tea powder that is known for its health benefits and unique flavor. When incorporated into pancakes, it adds a delightful earthy and slightly sweet note that pairs perfectly with the light and fluffy texture of pancakes. These Matcha Green Tea Pancakes are an ideal choice for a special breakfast or brunch occasion.
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons matcha green tea powder
2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 large egg
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Cooking spray or extra melted butter for greasing the griddle
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In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, matcha green tea powder, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until well combined.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, egg, melted butter, and vanilla extract until smooth.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and gently stir until just combined. Be careful not to overmix; a few lumps are okay.
Preheat a griddle or a non-stick skillet over medium heat and lightly grease it with cooking spray or melted butter.
Pour 1/4 cup of the pancake batter onto the griddle for each pancake. Cook until bubbles form on the surface, then flip and cook the other side until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per side.v
Transfer the cooked pancakes to a serving plate and cover them with a clean kitchen towel to keep them warm while you cook the remaining pancakes.
Serve your Matcha Green Tea Pancakes with your choice of toppings, such as maple syrup, fresh berries, or a dollop of whipped cream. Enjoy!
Tips for this recipe
For an extra matcha flavor boost, you can sift the matcha powder before adding it to the dry ingredients to ensure there are no lumps. Additionally, feel free to customize your pancakes with toppings like sliced bananas, chopped nuts, or a drizzle of honey for added flavor and texture.