silver dollar matcha mochi pancakes with strawberries

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Matcha! Unique to Japan, Matcha is a fine powder made from premium green tea leaves. In terms of health benefits, Matcha has more nutritional value and antioxidant content than traditional green tea. With a little imagination, the uses for this wonderful ingredient are endless — matcha tea, matcha lattes, matcha cakes, matcha smoothies, matcha ice cream…and this morning, matcha mochi pancakes! These delicate pancakes have a subtle green tea flavor with a hint of sweetness. Right before serving, the pancakes are topped with juicy strawberries and dusted with powdered sugar.

The how to…
Recipe slightly adapted from Koda Farms
8 silver dollar pancakes

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1 cup mochiko
2 tsp baking powder
pinch salt
1 heaping Tbsp matcha powder
1 Tbsp granulated sugar
1 cup milk
1 egg
2 tsp vegetable oil
handful fresh strawberries, sliced, for topping
powdered sugar, for dusting

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  1. Dry ingredients. In a large bowl, whisk together rice flour, baking powder, salt, Matcha, & sugar. Set aside.
  2. Wet ingredients. In a separate bowl, whisk together milk, egg, & vegetable oil. Pour the liquid mixture into the dry ingredients and gently whisk until blended (do not over mix). Allow batter to rest for 10 minutes.
  3. Cook. Preheat a non-stick skillet over medium low heat. Working in batches, spoon 1/4 cup of batter (per pancake) onto warm skillet. Cook until the bottoms have slightly browned, 3 minutes. Flip and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes. Repeat with the remaining batter. Top with strawberries and dust with powdered sugar, serve immediately.

Some extras…
*Swap granulated sugar for honey.


6 responses to “silver dollar matcha mochi pancakes with strawberries

  1. So this is the mochi breakfast recipe!! They look beautiful; matcha and strawberry sounds delicious! Ahhh I have to admit that I struggle with pancakes… I always burn them or leave them raw in the middle, so I tend to avoid them (also because I’m a bit of a log in the mornings). But now I think I need to give pancakes another chance!


    • Yes it is 🙂
      Yes such a great combination because these pancakes aren’t very sweet and the addition of sweet strawberries is a nice combination. Preheat your pan and do a test run with 1 pancake first—this will help you gauge if your skillet is too hot or too cold. Def give these pancakes a try!! In regards to flipping, the top will look a bit dry and the underside will be light golden brown. If you overcook them, not to worry—just top with A LOT of powdered sugar and no one will know :). If you’re wary about making them, leave out the matcha on your first try (matcha is pricey, and you’ll prevent wasting it if things don’t turn out). Regardless, I assure you that these pancakes are easy!!

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