Oops, another matcha recipe yet again. You didn’t actually think I’d get tired of matcha, did you? Well, this recipe came just on time (okay, maybe a couple days late) for St. Patrick’s Day. But better later than never! St. Patrick’s for me always just meant to not forget wearing green to avoid getting pinched all day at school back in the elementary/middle school days, but with my matcha obsession, I’m beginning to rethink what this holiday is actually an excuse for. More matcha desserts, DUH!
If you’ve seen my matcha and white chocolate chip cookie recipe, then you know that matcha and white chocolate chips are literally a match(a) made in heaven! Hahah. Sorry, I’m not very good at this whole pun thing. But seriously, the strong, bitter tasting, earthy flavor of the matcha pairs so perfectly with the creamy, sweet and smoothness of white chocolate, and that is quite the perfect pair to start off your morning, don’t you think?
These stack of pancakes are so good it’ll almost feel like you’re eating a heavenly matcha cake or decadent green tea dessert for breakfast. Treat yoself.
Stacks on stacks on stacks…
A million thank you’s to sweet Grandma Eguchi for bringing me high-quality matcha powder from Japan. It’s going to good use.
That drizzle of syrupy goodness is just making me drool. Thought I should mention here that I also failed my Whole30 diet. Ugh. Well, I guess I should give more of an adequate explanation on why it became so difficult, but more on that later. Let’s just enjoy these matcha pancakes first, shall we?
I love me some nice, fluffy pancakes. If you’re interested in making a healthier option, check out these Greek yogurt pancakes!
One of the best parts of being able to come home (DONE WITH FINALS! WOOHOOO!) is having the time in the morning to prepare a delicious breakfast, taking my time to have a mini photoshoot with my food without having to worry about rushing to get to class or work, and just the array of ingredients that I come home to. More fruits at home, that’s for sure. (That also means more smoothie bowls to come, so brace yourselves.)
Man, I still can’t get over how simple and delicious these pancakes turned out. I followed a very basic pancake recipe to recreate these matcha pancakes, but feel free to add in or eliminate certain ingredients based off of your preferences, particularly if you have certain dietary restrictions. You can use oat flour, almond flour (I used it!), take out the eggs, add more butter, use buttermilk, or add any other toppings you’d like!
Bon appétit! ♥
- 1 cup flour
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp oil
- 1 1/2 tsp matcha powder
- 1/3 cup white chocolate chips
- Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, matcha powder and salt.
- In separate bowl, add milk, egg, oil and mix well.
- Pour wet ingredients into bowl of dry ingredients, stir to combine.
- Fold in chocolate chips.
- Scoop about 1/4 cup batter to lightly oiled saucepan over medium-high heat.
- Brown on both sides.
- Serve immediately.
- Top with additional white chocolate chips, honey, maple syrup or any other toppings of your choice.