matcha green tea pancakes

matcha green tea pancakes // kitsch+camera #recipe #healthy

are you familiar with matcha tea powder? matcha is a premium green tea from japan that is ground and distilled into a green tea powder that can be added to water for a tea beverage, or used as an ingredient in other recipes.

it’s a current obsession of mine (thanks in a large part to molly yeh’s incredible looking matcha brownies.) i’ve been adding it to steamed almond milk and drinking it as a latte in the mornings (and sharing with very excited co-workers), while also finding creative ways to cook and bake with it. my favorite so far has been these matcha pancakes – so easy and also fun (hello, green pancakes?!).matcha green tea pancakes // kitsch+camera #recipe #healthyhere’s why you should incorporate matcha into your diet:

  • the japanese love it. (and they know what’s up, right?) they’ve been drinking it for years.
  • it’s loaded with antioxidants (like, 5 times the amount of any other food!)
  • it’s said to give you 4 to 6 hours of steady energy
  • it induces relaxation while maintaining alertness, making it perfect for studying or focusing at work
  • one glass of matcha is equivalent to 10 glasses of regular green tea in terms of nutritional value; with matcha powder, you’re ingesting a powdered form of the actual tea leaves themselves, instead of just a brew from them.
  • it’s, like, the prettiest green color ever. so there’s that.

the downside is that it’s only produced in japan, which makes it quite expensive to buy here in the U.S. but that being said, a little goes a long way.

you can find it in the bulk tea sections at most natural grocers. i recommend storing it in the fridge to keep it fresh!matcha green tea pancakes // kitsch+camera #recipe #healthy

RECIPE FOR MATCHA GREEN TEA PANCAKE RECIPE {serves 2-3}

//ingredients:

  • 1 cup pancake mix
  • 1 tbsp matcha tea powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • coconut oil for sautéing
  • strawberries
  • maple syrup

//directions:

  1. chop strawberries and set aside.
  2. combine pancake mix, matcha powder and cinnamon in a bowl.
  3. add milk, egg and canola oil. mix until combined.
  4. melt coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat. pour batter onto the skillet to form 3-inch round circles.
  5. cook until bubbles appear on the surface, about 2 minutes, then flip with a spatula and cook until browned on the other side, an additional 1 to 2 minutes.
  6. transfer to a plate and serve warm with strawberries and maple syrup!

matcha green tea pancakes // kitsch+camera

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