These matcha pancakes are earthy, hearty, and perfect for Sunday brunch. We added pan fried banana slices on top to compliment the matcha flavor, and it is truly delicious.
Benefits of Matcha
Matcha has so many incredible benefits which is why people are gravitating to it more and more these days. Here in Los Angeles there are entire shops dedicated to matcha! The hype is real – benefits include:
- HIGH IN ANTIOXIDANTS.
- BOOSTED BRAIN FUNCTION.
- HEART HEALTHY.
- CALMING EFFECT.
Earthy + Sweet
These pancakes are delicious on their own, but the fried bananas really hit the spot. They are SO easy to make, require only 2 ingredients, and add so much sweetness to the pancakes. You can eat them on their own, or even as a topper for a smoothie bowl.
These pancakes can be as thin or thick as you like them – if I’m indulging on the weekend, I like to make a big, fluffy stack. If I’m having these post-workout during the week, I’ll forgo the bananas and make the pancakes super thin. Either way, these pancakes are delicious and should be added to your breakfast rolodex stat!
- 1 tbsp matcha
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 cup plant-based milk
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tsp baking powder
- pinch salt
- 1 tbsp liquid coconut oil
- 1 flax egg 1 tbsp ground flax + 3 tbsp water
- 3 tbsp water
- 1 banana
- in a small dish add the ground flax and water. set aside (this will be your “egg”)
- heat your air fryer or oven to 400 and add walnuts in for 15-20 min flipping once halfway through. air fryer requires less time
- in a medium bowl add the flour, baking powder, matcha, and salt. once mixed together, add the milk, vanilla extract, and flax egg mixture which should be gooey by now
- add a touch of coconut oil spray to the pan and start cooking the pancakes! they only need a few min per side
- once the pancakes are cooked, dice a banana and pan fry them for a minute or so on each side. top the pancakes with the banana, baked walnuts, maple syrup, and vegan powdered sugar