Matcha latte in glass cup with a plant on wooden tray

Matcha Recipes

These days there are so many amazing matcha recipes. Lattes, smoothies, ice cream, cakes, chocolate to name a few. Matcha’s unique flavour profile pairs well with so many foods!

Matcha tea has been a part of Eastern tea ceremony for centuries, it’s popularity in the West has increased in the last decade thanks to its properties and many health benefits. As enjoyable as it is on it’s own, it can be a strong intense flavour so some people prefer to mix it with other food and flavours.

Here are some of our favourite tried and tested matcha based recipes…

5 Great Matcha Recipes

Note: The amount of matcha used in each recipe is a suggested starting point, you can add more or less if you like a stronger or more mild taste. Have fun and experiment! Read to the end for some recommendations for which matcha would work nicely with these recipes.

Matcha Yoghurt Breakfast Bowl

Super easy, super quick and super yummy a matcha breakfast bowl can be adapted to suit your own tastes.

Matcha yoghurt breakfast bowl

Ingredients (for 1 serving)

  • 2 tsp matcha
  • 150g natural yoghurt
  • 1 tsp honey or maple syrup
  • Fresh sliced fruit eg kiwi, banana, strawberries, blueberries

How to prepare

  • In a bowl mix the yoghurt together matcha.
  • Top with fresh fruit.
  • Drizzle with honey or syrup.

Top tip: toasted coconut flakes or a little extra matcha sieved over the bowl make an excellent topping.

Matcha Latte

The matcha latte has become popular and is a great way to get your matcha boost if you find the flavour too strong on its own. This recipe contains a lot less sugar than many of the matcha lattes you get in coffee shops.

Matcha latte in glass mug on wooden board

Ingredients (for 1 serving)

  • 1 tsp matcha
  • 225ml milk, any kind you like
  • 1 tbsp boiling water
  • honey or maple syrup

How to prepare

  • In your cup mix together your match powder, honey or syrup and the boiling water. Mix it to form a paste, it should be quite thick at this point.
  • Heat your milk, if you like you can froth it with a whisk or a milk frother.
  • Pour the milk over the matcha and enjoy.

Top tip: You can use dairy or non dairy for this recipe but we highly recommend trying coconut milk for a delicious coconut matcha latte. You could also add vanilla.

Matcha and Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding

Matcha chia seed pudding is a recipe that can be prepped in the evening and left to set in the fridge over night ready for the next morning. A great healthy way to start the day! Chia seeds are a great plant based source of protein.

Matcha and vanilla chia seed pudding

Ingredients (for 1 serving)

  • 125ml almond or coconut milk
  • 1/2 tsp matcha
  • 20g chia seeds
  • 3 tsp honey or maple syrup (you can add more or less to suit your taste)
  • A few drops of vanilla extract
  • fresh fruit to top it

How to prepare

  • In a bowl whisk together the matcha and milk. Sieving the matcha into the milk will prevent uneven lumps in your finished pudding.
  • Add the honey and vanilla extract to the mixture. Give it a good stir to make sure its mixed together nicely.
  • Add your chia seeds to a glass or ceramic container and pour the milk over them. The chia seeds will plump up quite a lot in the milk so make sure you choose a container which is big enough!
  • Give the mixture a stir and place it in the fridge. Periodically give it a stir to make sure all the seed are coated.
  • Leave in the fridge for a minimum of 4 hours, you can leave it in there overnight if you wish.
  • When you are ready, remove the chia seed pudding from the fridge and top with fruit.

Top tip: if you aren’t keen on the texture of chia seed pudding you can blitz it in a food processor to create a much smoother pudding.

Matcha Pancakes

Matcha pancakes are a delicious twist on the traditional pancake recipe. A delicious twist on pancakes and depending on the topping they can be as sweet or as savoury as you like!

Matcha pancakes

Ingredients ( for 2 pancake stacks )

  • 140g plain flour
  • 4 tsp matcha
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 130 ml milk ( dairy or non dairy)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp melted butter

How to prepare

  • Sift the flour, matcha, salt, sugar and baking powder into a mixing bowl.
  • In a separate bowl whisk together the egg and milk. Then add the melted butter.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients.
  • Beat together with a fork until the batter is smooth. Let it stand for a few minutes.
  • Heat some oil or butter in a non stick frying pan. Add a tablespoon of pancake batter at a time to the pan. It will be thick but don’t worry they will be nice and fluffy once cooked!
  • When the batter starts to go bubbly on top flip it over and cook the other side. Repeat this until you are out of batter.
  • Serve with your chosen topping.

Top tip: there are so many toppings you could serve these with, , a knob of butter and drizzle of honey work exceedingly well though!

Super Green Matcha Juice

This recipe creates a super green matcha juice which is healthful, refreshing and a great boost when energy is low. You will need a juicer for this one.

Super green matcha juice in glass cup on wooden tray

Ingredients

  • 1 granny smith apple
  • 1/2 a cucumber
  • 1 large pear
  • a handful of spinach
  • 1 inch of ginger
  • 1/2 lime
  • 1 tsp matcha

How to prepare

  • Cut the apple, cucumber, pear, spinach and ginger into juicer friendly pieces, put them through the juicer.
  • Add a squeeze of lime juice and add the matcha, stir it in.
  • You can add water if you like to stretch it out.

Top tip: Add a pinch of spirulina powder to really boost the health benefits of this juice.

Which Matcha should I use?

There are different grades of Matcha ( read our article on Matcha for more info on what makes them different) . You wouldn’t want to use something as high quality as a Ceremonial Grade Matcha, which is best enjoyed pure and on its own.

We would recommend using something like our Matcha Taishan, Japanese High Grade Organic Matcha, Matcha Lemon, Matcha Banana or Matcha Mint.

Matcha Japan Organic High Grade

We would love to see your matcha creations! Be sure to share and tag us on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter if you try these recipes.

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