Matcha pancakes

photo of a stack of Matcha pancakes

If you’re a regular reader, you know that I love anything matcha/green tea flavored. I feel like I’ve tried almost all the matcha flavored foods out there. Then I came across Une-deux senses and her recipe for matcha pancakes. Matcha pancakes! I was so excited!

close-up photo of a stack of matcha pancakes

Une-deux senses’ recipe was for buttermilk pancakes, with matcha powder added. Unfortunately, I didn’t have any buttermilk in the house and I didn’t want to buy a new one because then I would have to find all these buttermilk recipes to get rid of it again. So I decided to experiment and tried using matcha powder with a sour cream pancakes recipe.

photo of a stack of pancakes on a plate

I was worried that it wouldn’t work.  To my delight, they came out great.  They came out a pretty pale shade of green and tasted fluffy and pancake-y, with just a hint of matcha.  Yum!

close-up photo of a matcha pancake with a bite taken out of it

Next time I have buttermilk, I’ll try out Une-deux senses’ recipe.

Matcha Pancakes

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 pancakes
These pancakes get their light green color from matcha green tea which gives the pancakes a different flavor from a traditional pancake.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup + 1 tbsp milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tbsp matcha/green tea powder

Directions:

  1. Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, matcha powder and salt in a bowl. In another bowl combine sour cream, milk, eggs, vanilla extract. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ones and mix only until combined. Don’t overmix the batter, or your pancake will be chewy, dense and tough! (I love that you don't need to mix out the lumps)
  2. Grease pan/skillet. Pour the pancake batter into the skillet and cook until bubbles appear on top and the bottom turns a light brown color. Flip the pancakes over and cook for another minute or so. Serve warm with your choice of toppings/sauces.
Nutrition Facts
Matcha Pancakes
Amount Per Serving (1 pancake)
Calories 165 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 329mg 14%
Potassium 224mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 24g 8%
Sugars 6g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 6.8%
Vitamin C 0.2%
Calcium 10.9%
Iron 10.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

Matcha pancakes

9 comments on “Matcha pancakes”

  1. I adore matcha, too. Never thought to put them in pancake batter. But you have me inspired. I’m definitely trying this some weekend morning soon.

  2. mm, maybe some matcha waffles next?

  3. Oooh, what an awesome idea!

  4. Hope you like them as much as I did!

  5. I’m going to have to try these! I have a matcha energy drink almost everyday! They are amazing!

  6. If you like matcha energy drinks I think you’ll like these pancakes!

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