Matcha Pancakes (Green Tea pancakes)

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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.

Close up of a stack of matcha pancakes with strawberry topping, whipped cream, and syrup

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.

One stack of matcha pancakes with strawberry topping, whipped cream, and syrup

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.

Making matcha pancakes in a Vitamix

Super close up of a stack matcha pancakes with strawberry topping and whipped cream

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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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  • This giveaway will open on May 4th (Friday) and close on May 13th (Sunday) at 11:59 pm CST.
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Good luck and I hope you win!

The winner is…

Iselchyresse M.

Congratulations Iselchyresse! Hope you will make a lot of delicious dishes with your new Vitamix 🙂

 

Two stacks of matcha pancakes

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Matcha Pancakes (Green Tea pancakes)

5 from 15 votes
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.
Author: Maggie Zhu
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 to 14 pancakes

Ingredients

  • 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

Topping options

  • Whipped cream
  • Mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, and/or raspberries)
  • Maple syrup

Instructions

  • 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!

Notes

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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1of the 14 pancakes, Calories: 151kcal, Carbohydrates: 17.9g, Protein: 4.6g, Fat: 6.8g, Cholesterol: 38mg, Sodium: 133mg, Potassium: 214mg, Fiber: 1.2g, Sugar: 3.5g, Calcium: 90mg, Iron: 1.3mg
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Reader Questions and Reviews

  1. Yi Tyan says:

    I will first try your pancakes probably, they do look pretty amazing! Then some chilled pea soup and humus that I can’t get to be smooth enough on my current blender 😀

    @veggie_field

  2. Amanda Whitley says:

    following on instagram as @awhitley22722. i would make a mint chocolate smoothie

  3. Lyn Mackay says:

    These pancakes look delicious.
    The first thing I’d probably make would be a smoothie.

  4. Lyn Mackay says:

    These pancakes look delicious.
    The first thing I’d probably make would be a smoothie.
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    Msmac21

  5. Julie Benitez says:

    I would make fruit juice every day, plus all kinds of soups and dips! @juliebgoode

  6. Lynne B says:

    I would make smoothies first if I had a Vitamix! We love throwing all kinds of veggies, fruit and flax or chia.
    IG – @1alwaysnyc

    • Lynne B says:

      Just to be sure I understand correctly…
      for step 3 bonus entries and step 1, I have tagged friends on @thefeedfeed’s giveaway post on IG
      For step 1, i tagged a friend on a @vitamix post.

  7. Alexandra Robertson says:

    If I won I would make smoothies allll day! I’ve wanted a Vitamix forever! My instagram is @alexandrarobertson7

  8. Sharon says:

    The first thing I would make is vanilla bean ice cream.

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  14. Yessenia says:

    I would make a green smoothie with a vitamix!!
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  15. Mimi says:

    I would make fruit smoothies and Brazilian cheese puffs. @minichau1

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  29. Mo Morgan says:

    Nice giveaway, if I can enter, thank you! I’m not on the Instagram Zuckerberg train, tho.

  30. Randy says:

    I would make many different types of smoothies because smoothies are so good for my health

  31. Gabriela says:

    Soooo many amazing recipes to be made with a Vitamix!! It’s hard to decide, but I’d love to make super rich coconut curry pumpkin soup or the smoothest nice cream! My instagram handle is @gabrielamariana9 and I tagged @maruchirt.

  32. Gabriela says:

    These pancakes seem like the perfff Vitamix recipe!! My instagram handle is @gabrielamariana9 and I tagged @upciclozerowaste.

  33. Gabriela says:

    Am also dying to try your Rainbow Longevity Noodles recipe with a Vitamix! My instagram handle is @gabrielamariana9 and I tagged @elpacificopr.

  34. Sarah K says:

    If I had a vitamix, I would make salsa all the time! @yuxin17

  35. Iselsharisse says:

    https://www.instagram dot com/ iselsharisse / Three stars for the recipe just for sounding so awesome yum!

    Nonetheless, the first recipe I would try with my very own Vitamix is cocoa nibs hot cocoa because the 3 lb bag of organic, raw nibs is going very slowly with us munching a few here and there, and our blender just can’t do them justice.

    Next I’d the Match Pancakes, and maybe even a Matcha cocoa nib knock off your recipe!

    https://www.instagram.com/iselsharisse/

  36. Leigh Ann says:

    I would make pancakes, smoothies, popsicles, so many endless options! My Instagram handle is @mydiaryofus ! Great giveaway!

  37. Elizabeth @ bowl of delicious says:

    Yum!! I’ve actually never had matcha anything before. These pancakes are gorgeous- love the color! If I had a vitamix the first thing I’d make is a fruity margarita ? ? @bowlofdelicious

  38. Della says:

    Would love to try THIS recipe with a vitamix! Thanks so much for sharing your recipes and stories on here and Instagram! Long time follower, first time commenter 🙂 [email protected]

  39. Candace says:

    I would make nut butters, smoothie bowls, nut milk, soups, and blender pancakes! @cannnddiii

  40. Pey-Lih says:

    5 stars
    What a great idea – I can get my caffeine fix in a stack of pancakes! I think this will help me wake up on a lazy Sunday morning. Thank you for the recipe, and I will skip the giveaway.

  41. Kristen says:

    5 stars
    I would definitely make pancakes but I’ve been wanting to try to make my own sauces, mayo, BBQ sauce etc ☺️

  42. Allyson says:

    Asparagus leek soup! My crummy ninja blender just doesn’t cut it. Following on IG as @noshin_and_numnums

  43. CMG says:

    What wouldn’t i make?
    Cashew butter for one, as well asthe silkiest, creamiest smoothie bowls. ?

  44. Connie Li says:

    5 stars
    I would totally make this recipe! Viramix would also be great for making milkshakes! A green tea frap sounds perfect!
    Instagram:conniemli

  45. Van says:

    We would make hummus and sauces! @le_mini_van

  46. Belinda C says:

    I would make my own nut butters and try fun combos.
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  47. Megan says:

    I would make allllll the sorbets. Perfect summer treat. @megan

  48. Shirley Chui says:

    I would make this fabulous matcha pancake first!

  49. Kelly says:

    5 stars
    I would definitely try this recipe! And smoothies for days! @kellyjlock

  50. Mary Garcia says:

    5 stars
    What WOULDN’T I make?? :-p endless possibilities I’ve dreamed of it I could get one of these!

  51. Alicia says:

    Looks delicious! I’m obsessed with all things matcha, so if I had a Vitamix I’d make these 🙂 my IG handle is @amudd302 and I tag @smudd01

    • Alicia says:

      Sorry, that’s @smuddpie, not @smudd01 🙂

  52. Sharon Shumway says:

    If I win, the first thing I would make is my favorite whole wheat waffle recipe. I start by grinding my wheat berries right in the blender with the rest of the ingredients and in 10 minutes, I’m eating the best waffles ever. Once I had them, they’re the only ones I eat. #kathyallen2116

  53. Shemara lakin says:

    5 stars
    I love matcha!
    And I would love to make this recipe celiac friendly (glute free) and dairy free! I also have been wanting to make something a friend made me with the vitamix once, it was a chocolate mousse made with cashews and avocado and cocoa powder!!! Yum yum and super healthy!!
    I would totally be making all sorts of heath smoothies and turning recipes into celiac/dairy free/ thyroid healing recipes!
    I am shemararae (Shemara) on instagram

  54. Feifei says:

    If I had a vitamix i’d make breakfast matcha and peanut butter smoothies with spinach and banana!

    @lavender_dream

  55. Kate Quinn says:

    Hummus and other bean, veg and fruit purees—so smooth!

  56. Karen @itskma1212 says:

    5 stars
    I would make a bunch of sauces for noodles, vegetables, meat marinades so dinner can be done in no time, anytime!

  57. Alexandra Robertson says:

    I am @alexandrarobertson7 and tagged @joelrob7

  58. TLeah Edwards says:

    I’m in love with matcha & pancakes, I would share it with friends and family.
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  59. Marina says:

    Smoothies, smoothies and more smoothies. 😉

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  60. latanya says:

    I would tomato soup
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  61. Gina Yablow says:

    I would make so many things in my Vitamix! I would make my own nut milks, nut butters, nice cream, allll the smoothies, cauliflower chowder, and could finally make the chickpea crepes I’ve been dying to try! 🙂
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  68. Christine says:

    I would try making your pancakes!

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  71. Monica says:

    5 stars
    If i had a Vitamix i would make a pistachio hummus. Also my friend has one and she says she can use all the plants and grind up the seeds, even avocado seeds for extra nutrients, so this must be a pretty amazing machine!!

  72. Mary Leung says:

    If I had a Vitamix I would make lots of smoothies in addition to lots of soups and nut milks.

    @leung_mf

  73. Veronica n says:

    I would make vegan ice cream and but butter. @ ronirye

  74. Starla says:

    5 stars
    Oh my goodness, these look so delicious! I am pinning this STAT so I can try them out! What an awesome blender, I would first make homemade chimichurri sauce!

    Insta: _ifancythat

  75. Mabel says:

    I would make matcha crepes!!
    Those pancakes look so good!!

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  78. Jessica Gipson says:

    I would make cauliflower pizza crust. I always wanted to try .
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  81. Nancy says:

    5 stars
    If I had a Vitamix, I would be making so many more smoothies than I already do because my blender is so weak 🙁 I’d also start making my own sauces more diligently as well as my own nut butters! 🙂 @alien.fetus

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    I would use it for nut milks and nut butters and smoothies

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  97. Firmine H Salomon says:

    5 stars
    These pancakes looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing. Lately I have been making oatmeal bowl for breakfast every morning. It’s been amazing but summer is coming, i want to make something way cooler (literally) such as nicecream bowl for breakfast. If i win this vitamix, i will be making nicecream all summer 18.

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  113. Oiying Malcolm says:

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  118. Paulina says:

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  124. Sharon says:

    I really want to make soups really fast! My IG handle is @nutfreewok

  125. Alicia says:

    @soyalifrias honestly, I would do smoothies everyday so I won’t forget eating breakfast. Sounds like a great machine for lazy girls.

  126. Tom H. says:

    What I’d make if I had a Vitamix is a lot of smoothies and pretty much anything to incorporate even more fruits and veg into meals. IG: @tharrisstyle

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  128. Nicole says:

    I would probably start with smoothies, since that is all I can make in my blender. I would have to do a lot of reading to see what a Vitamin can do!

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  129. Heather Zimmer says:

    some cold soup for this summer

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  133. Jennifer Tripp says:

    5 stars
    I have been looking for the right recipe for matcha powder and this is it! I used gluten free flour and coconut milk. The GF flour required more coconut milk to get the right consistency for a pancake but after the tweaking, they turned out great! I made them to go with Maggie’s Crispy Oven Fried Chicken and it was a winning combination 🙂

  134. Shelly Graham says:

    I would make almond butter for myself and smoothies for my dorm kids (30 of them). The dorm students love acai bowls and I think the Vitamix would do a really great job of that. A vitamix would also be great for blending fruit so we could make fruit leather for snacks in our dehydrator. Instagram: @kaluasan

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  138. Susan says:

    Hi Maggie,

    Can you tell me what brand of Matcha you used on the green tea pancake…I used a premium brand from Taiwan and didn’t come out green at all, it looked rather brownish.

  139. Richard Taylor says:

    5 stars
    Tasted great! I was out of Matcha so substituted Moringa Leaf Powder. Otherwise, I followed the directions exactly using my 25 year-old Vitamix. I’ll try again this weekend after I replenish my supply of Matcha.

  140. Dawn B. says:

    5 stars
    I used oat flour, olive oil instead of butter, left out salt and sugar, and topped with sliced strawberries. Yum!

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