3 Amazing Ways To Enjoy Matcha Powder For Breakfast

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To reign in the start of the Japanese tea harvesting season theknifecuts. is starting a mini series of blog posts featuring matcha powder and other Japanese teas. Matcha is renowned for its earthy and bright flavor profiles. It is also favorited by many due to its rich antioxidant qualities. This specific Japanese green tea is made from Camellia sinensis tea leaves.

While matcha is a great green tea to drink on its own it is also very versatile in its culinary applications. This blog post is going to provide you with three recipes using matcha powder that are best enjoyed as breakfast items.

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Which Matcha Powder?

Sourcing a high quality matcha is crucial for executing the upcoming recipes well. When you’ve picked a great matcha you will get delicious grassy notes with a nutty and savory finish.

To pick a great matcha powered you need to know what you will need using it for. Ideally you will have two kinds of matcha powder on hand, one for drinking purposes and one for baking/cooking purposes.

Your drinking matcha will be lighter and delicate in flavor. A matcha powder used for baking and cooking can be much heartier so the matcha flavor and still be present in a baked or cooked dish.

Suggested Matcha Powder for Drinking

Suggested Matcha Powder for Baking or Cooking

Suggested All Purpose Matcha Powder

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Recipes

Salted Oat Matcha Powder Latte

A matcha latte is a pretty classic way to enjoy matcha as part of your morning routine. This Salted Oat Matcha Latte really brings out the best flavor profiles in a good matcha powder. Using a high quality flaky sea salt in this recipes is what brings out all the beautiful earthy matcha flavors.

Ingredients

1/2 teaspoon Matcha Powder

2 tablespoons Hot water 195 degrees Fahrenheit

1/2 cup Oat Milk

2 teaspoons Maple Sugar

1 heavy pinch Flaky Sea Salt

How To

In a small heatproof bowl add the matcha and pour over the hot water. Mix vigorously with a small whisk until there are no clumps left.

Add the maple sugar to the matcha mix.

In a separate cup steam the oat milk and using a milk frother mix the oat milk until it is foamy and has almost doubled in size.

In the serving mug add the matcha mixture and top it off with the foamed oat milk. Finish the drink on top with a heavy pinch of flaky sea salt.

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Fluffy Matcha Pancakes

These fluffy matcha pancakes are a breakfast game changer. Mixing the matcha powder with melted butter before mixing it into the batter makes the matcha flavors come through in a delicate and tasty way. Because these pancakes come out so delicious you can enjoy them with just butter and a little maple syrup and be completely satisfied. Feel free to get creative with your toppings though. Try diced up tropical fruits and whipped cream to really added some flare and flavor.

Ingredients

298 grams Cake Flour

14 grams Baking Powder

3 grams Baking Soda

2 grams Sea Salt

64 grams Cane Sugar

4 Whole Eggs

225 grams Buttermilk

56 grams Butter melted

3 grams Matcha Powder

Vegetable Oil as needed

How To

Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar into a large bowl.

In a separate bowl combine the eggs and buttermilk and mix well.

Add the wet mixture to the flour mixture and lightly stir to combine all the ingredients.

In a small bowl add the matcha powder and melted butter. With a small whisk mix vigorously until there are no lumps and the ingredients are fully incorporated. Be cautious of over mixing.

Add the matcha butter mixture to the batter and mix lightly until just incorporated. It is okay if a few lumps remain.

Heat a flat 10 inch skillet over medium heat. Lightly grease the pan with vegetable oil. Ladle approximately 3 oz of batter onto the skillet and cook for 1-2 minutes or when several small bubbles appear on the surface. Flip the pancake and cook for another two minutes.

Serve the pancakes immediately with the toppings you desire. Whipped cream, coconut flakes, mango slices, or butter and maple syrup are all great topping choices.

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Tropical Matcha Powder Oatmeal

Matcha pairs well with the flavors of many tropical fruits. Adding matcha to your morning oatmeal is a great boost of antioxidants to start your day with. With toppings such as coconut, mango, and kiwi this bowl of oatmeal is going to be bursting with delicious flavors.

Ingredients

2 cups Rolled Oats

2 teaspoons Matcha Powder

4 cups Water

2 tablespoons Maple Syrup

Toppings

1 Fresh Mango (peeled and sliced)

4 tablespoons Coconut Flakes

2 Fresh Kiwi (peeled and sliced)

How To

Boil four cups of water in a small pot.

In a small bowl add the matcha and 3 tablespoons of the boiling water. Mix up the matcha with a small whisk until there are no clumps left.

In your serving bowl add the dry oats and pour the remaining boiling water and matcha mixture over the oats. Let it sit undisturbed for 5 minutes.

Add your mango, kiwi and coconut flakes on top and finish the oat meal with maple syrup drizzled over the fruits.

Enjoy immediately or refrigerate overnight if you prefer cold oats.

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Regardless of how you enjoy your matcha in the morning these three recipes will not disappoint. Start celebrating matcha season now with these three amazing recipes utilizing matcha powder.

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