4 Matcha Green Tea Breakfast Recipes

By Joanna 08/01/2018 In

I’m a big fan of Matcha Green Tea. I drink it on a daily basis and do you know that you can also add Matcha into your food? If you have not tried or heard of Matcha, you’re seriously missing out.

Matcha is THE HIGHEST quality powdered green tea available. It is stored away from light and oxygen in order to preserve its brilliant green color and antioxidant properties. This superfood has been consumed for over thousands of years in the Far East, and is now it’s a big hype amongst the fitness community.

Matcha is essentially finely powdered green tea leaves that are mixed into liquid and consumed whole. Unlike regular steeped green tea, when you drink matcha, you’re consuming the entire crushed up tea leaves rather than just the leaf-infused water.

So hear this, 1 cup of matcha is equivalent to the benefits of 10 cups of green tea. I know, it’s amazing!

Some of the known benefits include its high antioxidant properties. It has 5 times more antioxidants than goji berries. It helps to remove toxins from the body, boosts metabolism, has a calming effect and helps to keep you looking young too.


I hope I’ve convinced you to give Matcha a try! Here are 4 Matcha Breakfast Recipes you can make.

Matcha Oatmeal Pancakes

Ingredients (makes 12 small pancakes)

  1. 1 cup Oat Flour – 336Cals
  2. 1 cup any Milk – 100Cals
  3. 1 Large Banana – 121Cals
  4. Chia Mixture (1 tbsp Chia Seeds + 3 tbsps. Water) – 69Cals
  5. 1 tbsp. Matcha Powder – 18Cals
  6. ½ tbsp Maple Syrup – 26Cals
  7. 1 tsp. Baking Powder – 2Cals

Per Pancake – 56Cals



  1. Roughly mash the banana in a bowl.
  2. Then add in the milk, chia seed mixture and maple syrup. Mix until well combined.
  3. Then add in the dry ingredients: oat flour, matcha and baking soda. Keep mixing until you get a consistent batter.
  4. Scoop about ¼ cup of the batter and cook on a non-stick pan over medium heat. Once your pancakes starts to bubble, flip it, and cook for another 1 – 2 minutes. Don’t press the pancakes! You want to keep them nice and fluffy. This should make about 12 pancakes.

So I got a little bit too excited and decided to build a huge stack of pancakes. I layered mine with sliced bananas, topped it with greek yoghurt and strawberry, drizzled with a little bit of maple syrup and dust it off with more matcha.Just look at this epic breakfast!! Each pancake has about 56Cals. The combination of oats and bananas will fill you up. Make this for breakfast and be sure to share it alright!

The next recipe is Matcha Coconut Granola. What I’ve used are:

Matcha Coconut Granola


  1. 1 tbsp. Matcha Powder – 18Cals
  2. 1 cup Rolled Oats – 267Cals
  3. ½ cup Mixed Nuts and seeds (macadamias, sunflower seeds, cashew nuts) – 160Cals
  4. ½ cup of mixed dried fruits (goji berries & cranberries) – 166Cals
  5. 2 tbsps. Desiccated Coconut – 98Cals
  6. 2 tbsps. Coconut Oil – 234Cals
  7. 2 tbsps. Maple Syrup – 104Cals
  8. A pinch of salt

Per ¼ cup serving – 131Cals



  1. Preheat the oven to 150C/200F.
  2. In a baking tray, stir in the rolled oats, mixed nuts and seeds, desiccated coconut, matcha and a pinch of salt. Mix all the ingredients together.
  3. Then stir in wet ingredients – coconut oil and maple syrup. Mix until all ingredients are evenly coated.
  4. Transfer the mixture onto a lined baking tray and spread it out evenly.
  5. Bake in the oven for a total of 30 minutes.
  6. Notice that we haven’t added the dried fruits because we do not want them to burn. So when it’s about 20 minutes, mix in the dried fruits and gently flip the granola. Bake for the remaining 10 minutes.
  7. Remove and allow it to cool down.
  8. You can choose to dust it with more Matcha Powder. Transfer into an airtight jar.

Each quarter cup serving has about 130Calories. This granola can be served over milk or yoghurt, added into oatmeal, have it on its own or topped onto chia pudding, which is my next recipe.

Matcha Chia Pudding (serves 2)


  1. ¼ cup Chia Seeds – 280Cals (70Cals per tbsp.)
  2. ¾ cup Milk, any choice – 75Cals
  3. 1 tsp. Maple Syrup or Honey – 17Cals
  4. 2 tsps. Matcha Green Tea – 12Cals
  5. 2 Small Jars 

Per Jar – 192Cals



  1. Simply combine chia seeds, milk, maple syrup and matcha powder. Stir well.
  2. Divide equally into 2 small jars. Cover and allow it to set overnight in the fridge.
  3. The next morning, it’ll expand into a pudding-like texture. Top it up with some homemade granola or any fresh fruits of your choice.

Each jar topped with ¼ cup of granola has about 323 calories. What I love about this recipe is that it’s really convenient. On a busy day, I can just grab a jar, out and have it on a go. So prep ahead and it will keep well in the fridge for up to 4 days.


The final recipe is perfect as a healthy snack. No-bake Matcha Macaroons.

No-Bake Matcha Macaroons (12 Servings)


  1. ½ cup Desiccated Coconut – 392Cals
  2. 1 tbsp. Matcha Powder – 18Cals
  3. 3 tbsps. Sesame Seeds – 156Cals
  4. 2 tbsps. Coconut Oil – 234Cals
  5. 2 tbsps. Peanut Butter – 188Cals
  6. ¼ cup Maple Syrup – 210Cals
  7. 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract – 12Cals
  8. Pinch of Salt to Taste

Per Ball – 101Cals


  1. Mix together all the dry ingredients - desiccated coconut, sesame seeds, matcha and a pinch of salt. Combine well.
  2. The stir in the wet ingredients - coconut oil, maple syrup, peanut butter and vanilla extract. Combine until it forms a consistent paste.
  3. Take about 1 tbsp. of the mixture and roll into a ball. Don’t worry if they don’t look perfect. This will make about 9 – 12 balls.
  4. Allow the macaroons to set in the fridge for about an hour until solid.
  5. I’ve dusted mine with more desiccated coconut.

This ball is packed with nutrients and will provide you with the energy to power through your day. Each ball has about 100 Calories. You can have 2 – 3 balls for breakfast or as a snack.

Here are some tips when it comes to consuming Matcha

  • Consume between ½ tsp. – 2 tsps. of matcha a day.
  • Although matcha is low in caffeine, it still contains caffeine, so avoid drinking in the evening.
  • Good quality matcha is bright, vivid green and will have a fine powdery consistency. Avoid anything that’s yellowish or coarse. It won’t tast good.
  • The highest quality matcha comes from Japan and it will cost more than green tea.
  • If you want to gain the maximum benefits, only drink matcha with water or low protein liquids such as coconut milk, rice milk or almond milk, NOT dairy milk. Dairy milk will actually counteract the adsorption of many of the beneficial nutrients and antioxidants in Matcha. So you’re just wasting it.


Be sure to try all these recipes, make them for breakfast and let me know which is your favourite in the comments below. You can also check out my video on the benefits of Green Tea right HERE.

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