Think outside the box on your next Sunday brunch. If you want to cook healthy for your family, you need to. But do not worry; these matcha green tea waffles are sweet enough especially with fruits and honey on top.
The Japanese upper class have been drinking matcha tea as a ceremonial tea for centuries. The brewed tea has far more health benefits than powdered matcha in desserts and brownies. But for those who do not like the taste of green tea, breakfast waffles are a perfect way of consuming it. This matcha green tea waffle recipe makes 6 protein-rich, nutritious, green tea waffles for your family.
Why all the fuss about matcha?
Matcha is becoming a cult green tea, and for a good reason! You may have asked, “Is matcha healthy for you?” Matcha originated in Japan; it is stone ground green tea leaves. This concentrated, powdered green tea helps in weight loss and preventing cancer. The health benefits are attributed to matcha’s antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nature. Further research suggest that green tea contains polyphenols called catechins that lower the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) thanks to lipid-lowering properties, as well as being anti-cancer. Matcha just has more catechins.
Eat healthy and think better with matcha! When you drink matcha tea, you also promote brain health. You will feel less stressed out and more energetic mentally. Matcha helps you remain alert and calm for hours of yoga and meditation.
So, kick start your Sunday by following this healthy recipe with matcha.
- 2 ¼ cups oat flour
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- ¼ cup matcha green tea powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 3 large eggs, beaten
- ½ cup olive oil
- 2 bananas
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup organic honey (or agave syrup)
Mix oat flour, baking powder, ¼ cup matcha powder, and salt in a large bowl with the beaten eggs. Add olive oil, mashed bananas and whisk batter. Let it settle and thicken for 10 minutes. Pour ½ cup batter into a greased waffle iron and cook for 3-5 minutes. Serve with matcha syrup. Matcha green tea syrup is made by combining ¼ cup organic honey and 2 tablespoons of green tea powder to get a forest green syrup.
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