The Magic of Matcha: Matcha Pancakes

Diane, A Broad
(Photo: Diane, A Broad)

Matcha Pancakes
adapted from Diane, A Broad

Pancake Ingredients (makes 1-2 servings)

  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil or melted butter (plus more for skillet)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon matcha powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • pinch salt

Pancake Instructions

  • In a large bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, vegetable oil or melted butter, sugar, and vanilla extract.
  • Add the flour, matcha powder, baking powder, and salt, and whisk 7-10 times, just until the batter comes together; the batter may and should be lumpy.
  • Heat a heavy cast-iron skillet over medium-low heat. Brush with vegetable oil or butter.
  • Using a 1/4 cup measure, dollop circles of pancake batter onto skillet.
  • Wait until bubbles appear and pop on the surface, then flip the pancakes and cook for another minute or so.
  • Stack pancakes and serve hot with butter and maple syrup.