These light and fluffy matcha pancakes are served with fruit, whipped cream, and maple syrup. Not only is it super delicious, but it also makes a stunning presentation. Perfect for Mother’s Day brunch or a Sunday breakfast with your loved ones.
I’m not the type of person who misses home every second. However, when Mother’s Day approaches, I do miss the mother-daughter time I had back in China. My mom has a sweet tooth – on the weekends when we went to the mall, we would always go to our favorite Hong Kong dessert place, order bubble tea, and snack on small plates. While my choice of snack has always been salty things, such as crispy tofu and chicken wings, she prefers sweet pancakes and waffles.
Although I’m not able to spend this year’s Mother’s Day with her, I decided to develop this recipe as a Mother’s Day gift. After she retired, she started to learn to make desserts at home, and she enjoys hosting brunch with her friends. These matcha pancakes are perfect for such occasions.
These matcha pancakes take no time to prepare. They have a beautiful mild green color and a fragrant green tea taste. I garnish them with whipped cream and strawberries, which makes a stunning presentation.
I used my Vitamix to make the batter, which cuts the prep time down to as little as 5 minutes. However, you can make this recipe without a blender, as well (I’ve included the method in the recipe below). Make sure you use a large skillet so you can cook several pancakes at a time.
I enjoy serving the pancakes with whipped cream and just a drizzle of maple syrup, which brings out the green tea flavor. I also serve extra fruit on the side to snack on. Serve some mimosas in champagne glasses, and you’ll have a beautiful, delicious, and full brunch ready in 20 minutes.
Vitamix giveaway (The Giveaway has ended)
Here comes the exciting news – to celebrate Mother’s Day this year, I’m partnering with Vitamix and The Feedfeed to give away a Vitamix A3500 (Ascent Series) to one lucky winner. Enter for a chance to win so you can start making delicious matcha pancakes in your own kitchen!
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The winner is…
Congratulations Iselchyresse! Hope you will make a lot of delicious dishes with your new Vitamix 🙂
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons matcha powder (green tea powder)
- 2 tablespoons sugar (Optional) (*Footnote 1)
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups milk
- 4 tablespoons melted butter
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Vegetable oil for cooking
- Whipped cream
- Mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, and/or raspberries)
- Maple syrup
- Combine all-purpose flour, matcha powder, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Stir to mix well.
- Combine milk, melted butter, eggs, and vanilla extract in a blender (I used Vitamix). Blend at medium speed until everything is well mixed, 30 to 40 seconds. Add the mixed dry ingredients into the blender. Mix at low speed for 20 seconds, until the flour is just incorporated and it formed a runny batter. Transfer the batter to a big bowl.
- If you do not own a blender, combine all the wet ingredients in a large bowl. Mix with a whisk until well combined. Then add the mixed dry ingredients. Stir gently until everything is just incorporated.
- Add oil to cover the bottom of a large skillet and heat over medium heat until hot. Turn to low heat. Use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to transfer batter into the pan to form pancakes, with some gap in between. Cook until the bottom browns and bubbles pop on the surface, 1 to 2 minutes. Flip the pancake and cook the other side until lightly browned, 1 minute or so. Transfer to a big plate. Cook the rest of the batter using the same method. Add a bit more oil if needed.
- Serve the hot pancakes with whipped cream, mixed berries, and / or maple syrup, if needed. Enjoy!
1. Adding sugar will give the pancakes a more refined taste and create a delicious char on the pancake edges. However, it will also make the pancakes brown easily, so be sure to cook over low heat and keep an eye on the bottom side.