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12 Matcha Recipes To Test Out Now
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12 Matcha Recipes To Test Out Now

We can all use more matcha in our lives! Here are 12 creative and yummy matcha recipes for you to test out now!

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January 04, 2022

Seeing green? It’s not just you, it’s the matcha craze that has taken over the world. Made from green tea leaves that have been pulverized into a super fine powder, this ingredient has been adding color and flavor to every recipe that pops up on our Pinterest boards and TikTok recipe feeds, from lattes and cakes to smoothies and tarts. Ready to whip up a few of your own matcha recipes? This is where you start.

Matcha Recipes to Try from California Bloggers

Whoever said green is mean never tasted matcha. First, we have pudding, then we take over the world.

1. Mint Matcha Chia Pudding

Spruce up your morning breakfast with this Mint Matcha Chia Pudding by Sweet Simple Vegan. You can make this matcha recipe in advance, so you won’t even have to spend extra time whipping it up in the mornings!

Ingredients
2 cups non-dairy milk 
2–3 Medjool dates
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon matcha powder
4 mint leaves
A handful of kale, destemmed
5 ½ tablespoons chia seeds
Toppings of choice 

If you love drinking matcha green tea, wait till you have these cookies for breakfast. Photo courtesy of The Little Kitchen.

2. Matcha Cookies

If you like drinking matcha tea, then you’ll love eating chocolate-dipped matcha cookies. The Little Kitchen’s matcha recipe is very easy to follow. She cuts them into super cute heart shapes, but you can make them into any shape you like.

Ingredients
2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons matcha green tea powder
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
½ cup packed light brown sugar
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
16–24 ounces bittersweet chocolate

3. Energizing Matcha Smoothie

Is the matcha tea flavor a little too strong for you? A mild taste in a smoothie should be just right. Loaded with antioxidants and super refreshing, this matcha smoothie by Detoxinista is your next favorite pick-me-up.

Ingredients
1 cup water or almond milk 
1 frozen banana
¼ avocado
1 cup frozen mango
½-inch fresh ginger, peeled
1 handful fresh baby spinach
½ teaspoon matcha powder

A no-churn ice cream with Oreo cookies makes the best combination for dessert. Photo courtesy of Kirbie’s Cravings.

4. Matcha Cookies and Cream Ice Cream

Matcha green tea and crushed Oreos make a delicious pairing for ice cream, and we’re glad Kirbie’s Cravings has realized that. Using a no-churn method, this matcha ice cream is totally doable with items you already have at home and uses less than five ingredients!

Ingredients
2 cups cold heavy cream
1 can full fat sweetened condensed milk
3–4 tablespoons premium quality matcha green tea powder
8 Oreo cookies, crushed

If you thought you can't have tiramisu because you're vegan, think again. Photo courtesy of Healthy Happy Life.

5. Matcha Tiramisu

The idea of a fluffy and silky matcha tiramisu sounds delish. But Healthy Happy Life doesn’t stop there. Substituting the classic ladyfingers with waffles, this matcha recipe takes a beloved dessert recipe, veganizes it, and takes it to the next level.

Ingredients
Creamy fluff
1 cup raw cashews
1 cup non-dairy milk
5–6 ounces vegan yogurt
1 ripe banana

Matcha soak
1 teaspoon matcha green tea powder
1 cup boiling water
2 large vegan waffles, thinly sliced 
Matcha powder for topping

6. White Chocolate Matcha Latte

What’s one thing better than matcha latte? A white chocolate matcha latte, of course. The Kitchy Kitchen makes this simple yet genius combination in her matcha recipe. And, get this—she tops it with whipped cream.

Ingredients
1 ½ cups milk
1 tablespoon heavy cream, plus more for garnish
¼ cup white chocolate, roughly chopped
⅛ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon white sugar
2 tablespoons matcha powder

Lemon, coconut, and matcha in the form of muffins is the fusion we didn't know we needed. Photo courtesy of Sharon Palmer.

7. Matcha Tea Lemon Muffins

Your matcha recipe craving can also be packed with nutrients, just ask Sharon Palmer. The California-based blogger is the author behind this matcha tea lemon muffins recipe, and it’s as good as you’d expect it to be.

Ingredients
Muffins
1 cup coconut milk beverage (not canned), plain and unsweetened
2 tablespoons chia seeds
¼ cup lemon juice 
2 tablespoons lemon zest
⅓ cup vegetable oil
⅓ cup coconut sugar or brown sugar
1 tablespoon matcha green tea powder
1 ¼ cups white whole wheat flour
½ cup almond flour
2 ½ teaspoon baking powder
⅓ cup shredded, unsweetened coconut
A pinch of salt

Toppings
1 tablespoon vegan margarine, softened
1 tablespoon coconut sugar or brown sugar
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon shredded, unsweetened coconut

8. Matcha Pancakes

The sight of these matcha pancakes alone is enough to get you drooling. Gluten-free, vegan, and naturally sweetened, this matcha recipe by Fork and Beans is a guilt-free breakfast you can’t resist.

Ingredients
Pancakes
3 bananas
1 cup gluten-free flour
1 ½ cup oats
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
2 tablespoons maple syrup
½ teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 ½ cups unsweetened almond milk
1 tablespoon matcha powder
Strawberries for garnish

Chocolate sauce
1 cup chocolate chips
1 tablespoon coconut oil

These power-packed energy balls by Downshiftology make the perfect snack on the go! Photo courtesy of Downshiftology.

9. Matcha Pistachio Bliss Balls

Bliss balls are great snacks you can pack and take with you for a quick boost of energy. Downshiftology has an array of energy ball recipes, but the pistachio matcha recipe might just be our favorite. 

Ingredients
¾ cup raw cashews
¼ cup raw pistachios
12 Medjool dates, pitted
¼ cup shredded coconut, unsweetened
2 teaspoons matcha powder
1 tablespoon coconut oil
¼ cup pistachios, chopped (for rolling)

10. Fudgy Brown Butter Matcha Brownies

Biting into these matcha brownies by Cooking Therapy is the edible equivalent of hiding under a weighted blanket after a long day. Gooey, delicious, and with the right amount of sweetness, these matcha brownies are the real deal.

Ingredients
½ cup unsalted butter, browned
4 ounces white chocolate
2 tablespoons matcha powder
1 cup granulated sugar
¼ cup light brown sugar
3 eggs, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon flaky salt (optional)

A gluten-free graham cracker crust and no water bath needed; we're in love with this cheesecake recipe. Photo courtesy of Snixy Kitchen.

11. Matcha Cheesecake with Blueberry Swirl

Snixy Kitchen has authored a recipe for a smooth and creamy matcha cheesecake with a sweet blueberry swirl. Need we say more?

Ingredients
Matcha cheesecake
A nine-inch gluten-free graham cracker crust in a springform pan, baked and cooled
24 ounces full-fat cream cheese, room temperature 
¾ cup + 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided
¾ cup sour cream, room temperature
1 ½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
2 tablespoons high-quality matcha powder
2 large eggs, room temperature

Blueberry swirl
2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 ½ tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon water
1 ½ teaspoons cornstarch

This panna cotta is sweet, creamy, fruity, and topped with brown sugar boba. Photo courtesy of One Happy Bite.

12. Strawberry Matcha Panna Cotta with Brown Sugar Boba

Combine your matcha and boba obsessions to make a delicious panna cotta recipe with an unconventional twist. Created by One Happy Bite, this incredible matcha recipe is sweet, creamy, fruity, and absolutely delicious.

Ingredients
Strawberry panna cotta
¾ cup water
1 packet powdered gelatin
½ cup honey or agave
16 ounces fresh strawberries
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Vanilla cream panna cotta
1 cup heavy cream
½ cup milk
½ packet powder gelatin
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla paste or extract

Matcha panna cotta
1 cup heavy cream
½ cup milk
½ packet powder gelatin
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 teaspoons matcha powder, sifted
1 tablespoon hot water

Brown sugar boba
1 cup frozen boba pearls
4 cups water
½ cup brown sugar
¼ cup water

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