Healthy Matcha Pancakes

It’s Sunday and what better way to start your day than a fresh stack of healthy, yes HEALTHY, matcha pancakes? These 5 ingredient pancakes are sure to give your morning a great energy boost whilst nourishing your insides and delighting your tastebuds..they’re THAT good…

IMG_8939Matcha powder has 137 times more antioxidants than a regular cup of green tea, boosts metabolism, burns fat effectively, naturally detoxifies the body and calms the mind. Yes I’m sure you’ve heard of all the superfoods and the antioxidants they hold, but matcha is unparalleled in comparison in terms of anti-oxidising benefits as it’s ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance activity) ability is 1573 units per gram which is significantly more than other ’superfoods’ such as blueberries 93 units!

What’s more, these pancakes are refined sugar, gluten and artificial ingredient free AND super filling – perfect for before a workout! Note these pancakes are a little gooeyer in the middle than normal pancakes and have a yummy pudding-melt-in-the-mouth consistency!

Okay, enough of the science talk…let’s get down to the good stuff!IMG_8948

Healthy Matcha Pancakes:

Batter:

Toppings (optional)

  • protein yoghurt
  • more banana
  • honey
  1. Blend all ingredients in a blender ( I use a nutribullet) to create a super smooth ‘batter’ and add water as necessary for desired thickness; alternatively you can mash the banana and combine the other ingredients by hand however your batter will be more lumpy.
  2. Heat a pan on the stove ( oil/butter is not essential but you can add some if you prefer) and when hot pour the batter onto the pan in 3 medium circles or 4 slightly smaller ones – whatever your heart desires!
  3. After 3 to 4 minutes, depending on how hot your pan is, carefully lift a little of the edges and check to see if the undersides are cooked, flip as normal and allow them to cook on the other side.
  4. Once done, plate them up and drizzle over your favourite toppings – I used SKYR protein yoghurt, more banana and a drizzle of honey! Enjoy!!

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. JB West says:

    I’ve never heard of Matcha but I’m definitely going to try it. Do you put the actual tea leaves in the batter? When I went to the website “tea” was the only Matcha I found. Have you drank this tea? I like that it has caffeine. I quit drinking coffee years ago and none of the teas I have tried pack quite the same punch. Love the new info I get from your blog.

    1. Thanks so much for your comment! This is the direct link to the product: https://www.nutriseed.co.uk/collections/superfood-powders/products/ceremonial-green-matcha-tea
      It’s called ‘tea’ but is the powder yes 🙂 I love that it has caffeine too as you can get the boost you would from coffee!

  2. JB West says:

    Ordered from Amazon and will have this week. Can’t wait. Thanks

    1. That’s great! Would love to know about any matcha recipes you come up with😋

  3. Beanie Russell says:

    Looks sooooo good!

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