What is matcha, and why are these pancakes green?
Matcha is a green tea powder from Japan. Unlike regular green tea in which you just drink an infusion of the leaf, with matcha you consume the entire leaf. This gives you about 10x the health benefits compared with standard green tea.
I have been lucky enough to get to try some Remetea Matcha Powder, and have enjoyed experimenting with it in a variety of different recipes. Find out more about Remetea Matcha here.
- 2 eggs
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 tsp matcha powder (I use Remetea Matcha Powder)
- 1/3 cup coconut flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 cup almond milk (or other milk, or water)
- Coconut oil for frying
- Berries for topping
- Cacao nibs for topping
- Natural yogurt for topping
Combine eggs, banana, matcha, coconut flour, baking powder and milk in a food processor until a smooth batter is formed.
Heat oil in a frying pan. Once hot, place a heaped tablespoon of the mixture into the pan and smooth down to form a small pancake (I found doing smaller ones worked best, as the larger ones fell apart more easily).
After a few minutes, carefully lift up to check using a spatular. Once the pancake is golden brown on one side, it is time to flip over. Continue to cook for another couple of minutes until both sides are golden brown.
Continue the same process until all the mixture is used.
Top with berries, cacao nibs and natural yogurt.