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
1 cup mochiko
2 tsp baking powder
1 heaping Tbsp matcha powder
1 Tbsp granulated sugar
1 cup milk
2 tsp vegetable oil
handful fresh strawberries, sliced, for topping
powdered sugar, for dusting
- Dry ingredients. In a large bowl, whisk together rice flour, baking powder, salt, Matcha, & sugar. Set aside.
- 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.
- 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.
*Swap granulated sugar for honey.