Combining my two favourite breakfast menu items in one recipe: fluffy pancake and matcha latte. The recipe is made vegan, using plant-based milk and butter and one secret ingredient: aquafaba (whipped chickpea water) to create that fluffy, airy texture.
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Health benefits of matcha
Matcha is a green tea powder that originated from Japan that has skyrocketed in popularity. Matcha has a unique nutritional profile that presents so many health benefits:
High in antioxidants and caffein
High in vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium and vitamins
Boosts metabolism and helps you maintain consistent energy throughout the entire day
For this recipe, I recommend using premium or ceremonial grade matcha for the optimal taste and health benefits. Lower quality matcha has a bitter taste, whereas premium and ceremonial grade ones have a rich, earthy flavour that can be incorporated into your breakfast oatmeal or latte. A small amount goes a long way, 1 tsp per serving should be enough.
Combining a basic pancake recipe with matcha powder to create a vibrant green colour and claim your consistent energy for the day!
1cup all-purpose flour (~125g)
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp sugar (can be substituted with mashing a ripe banana)
2 tsp matcha powder
100ml aquafaba (whipped chickpea water)
100ml plant milk
oil or plant butter
fresh or frozen fruits of choice
2 tbsp coconut yogurt (or other plant yoghurt of choice)
Combine all the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and matcha powder). Sift the matcha powder to avoid clumps. Mix well.
Whip the chickpea water with a hand blender or a stand blender for 1 minute or until foam increases.
Add the whipped chickpea water and plant milk to the dry mixture. Mix well until all ingredients are incorporated. Add more milk if needed to reach the desired consistency.
In a pan on medium heat, add oil or plant butter.
Add about 3 tbsp of the batter to the pan, scroll the pan around so that the batter is distributed evenly.
When bubbles appear on the surface of the pancakes, flip the pancake and repeat the steps to finish the batter.
Stack the pancakes on top of each other or lay them flat on a plate.
Add 1 tbsp of yogurt and fruit toppings for each serving. Enjoy!
I used stewed frozen strawberries as a topping. To make this: add frozen strawberries to a pot on medium heat, mix for about 5 minutes until the berries soften and are cooked through, add a bit of water if needed.