We love a gorgeous green latte, but cooking with matcha takes our obsession to a whole other level (and mornings have never been better). We recently stumbled upon these vegan coconut matcha pancakes by Canadian plant-based food blogger Jocelynne Flor, and our infatuation has been spiraling since.
The recipe below from High-Protein Pancakes is similar, but with the addition of rolled oats, no flour at all is used. Maple syrup in the batter means no refined sugar and all that matcha powder means a healthy dose of antioxidants. Best of all? These matcha pancakes can be whipped up in a blender as quickly as a morning smoothie! Make them to brighten up a lackluster Monday or for a weekend brunch powered by matcha madness…
Vanilla Matcha Pancakes
Serves 4 (makes 8 pancakes)
1 ¾ cups old-fashioned rolled oats
2 Tbsp matcha powder
1 ½ tsp aluminum-free baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
2 Tbsp natural vanilla pudding mix
¼ tsp salt
2 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
1 Tbsp maple syrup
1 large egg or vegan egg substitute
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 ½ cups almond milk
Add all of the ingredients to a blender. The melted coconut oil might harden up when combined with colder ingredients, so you can slightly warm the milk to help prevent this from happening, if you’d like.
Blitz everything in the blender until you have a smooth liquid.
Pour the pancake mixture into a large bowl.
Let the batter rest for 5 to 10 minutes. This allows all of the ingredients to come together and gives the batter a better consistency.
Spray a non-stick skillet or griddle generously with vegetable oil and heat over medium heat.
Once the skillet is hot, add the batter using a ¼-cup measuring cup and pour the batter into the skillet to make the pancake. Use the measuring cup to help shape the pancake.
Cook until the sides appear set and bubbles form in the middle (about 2 to 3 minutes), then flip the pancake.
Once the pancake is cooked on that side, remove pancake from the heat and place on a plate.
Continue these steps with the rest of the batter.
Excerpted from High Protein Pancakes: Strength-Building Recipes for Everyday Health by Pamela Braun. Copyright © 2017. Used with permission of the publisher, Countryman Press. All rights reserved.
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