Think you can only use matcha powder to make tea?
Renowned for its many health benefits, matcha has a powerful and complex flavor which makes it perfect for adding to a whole host of dishes, both savory and sweet.
Interested to know what else you can make with delicious matcha powder?
Keep reading to discover six taste sensation matcha powder recipes that you are guaranteed to love.
What is matcha?
Before we take a look at what you can make with matcha, first, let’s explain what it actually is. Made from finely powdered whole green tea leaves, matcha is instantly recognizable by its vibrant green color.
Taste-wise, matcha powder has an earthy and slightly grassy taste with just a hint of sweetness.
To make matcha powder, whole tea leaves are grown in the shade to encourage the production of chlorophyll and amino acids. While this does make the tea more costly that other varieties, you do only need a small amount of powder for each recipe.
What can you make with matcha?
As mentioned above, matcha is an incredibly versatile ingredient that can be used in small amounts to dishes to add big amounts of flavor.
Some of our favorite matcha recipes include:
1. Matcha cupcakes
If you have a little bit of a sweet tooth, then matcha goes amazingly well in cupcakes. One of the most popular trending flavors on Instagram, matcha powder will turn your cupcakes a vivid shade of green and will ensure a soft and fluffy texture, much like you would enjoy with a Matcha Green Tea Frappuccino.
Alternatively, if you are not a fan of cupcakes, matcha can also be added to donut recipes. Add to both the glaze and the batter for maximum green!
2. Matcha ice cream
Matcha ice cream, also known as green tea ice cream, is both delicious and aesthetically appealing. An incredibly popular way to use matcha powder, the savory matcha flavor works perfectly with the sweetness of the frozen cream.
If you like your desserts on the sweeter side, simply add a touch of agave syrup and you are good to go.
3. Matcha green tea latte
This premium hot beverage is both invigorating and calming, and, as matcha powder contains caffeine, it is a great alternative to your morning espresso.
Super simple to make, all you need is matcha green tea powder, hot water, milk, and sugar if you like a bit of added sweetness.
Don’t forget to froth the milk until it’s all lovely and foamy!
4. Matcha chia seed pudding
Perfect for breakfast or a mid-morning snack, matcha chia seed pudding is surprisingly easy to make and tastes amazing.
All you need is matcha powder, chia seeds, and milk (we recommend almond milk as this brings a natural sweetness to the dish).
Once made, you can then add your choice of toppings, such as chocolate chips, raisins, or fresh fruit.
5. Matcha pancakes
You can make either sweet or savory matcha pancakes depending on your personal preference.
If you prefer savory flavors, spinach and matcha pancakes are healthy and delicious and can be topped with fresh fruit and yogurt for a hearty weekend brunch. Alternatively, if you favor all things sweet, matcha banana pancakes with a drizzle of syrup are the way to go.
6. Matcha breakfast bowl
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but more often than not it is a rushed affair. Make your mornings something to look forward to with a nutritious and delicious matcha breakfast bowl.
To make, simply mix your preferred matcha powder with natural yogurt and then top with fresh fruit, berries, nuts, coconut flakes, or any other toppings you crave.
As you can see, there is so much to matcha than meets the eye.
Whether you love your morning matcha latte, you like to relax with a cup of matcha green tea at the end of a hard day, or you want to whip up a batch of matcha cupcakes, once you have good quality matcha powder in your cupboard, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to these delicious creations.
So, which matcha recipe are you going to try first?
Browse our selection of high grade matcha powders here and start baking up some matcha delights today!