Matcha Waffles

Laurie Wolf, Photography by Anastassios Mentis

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Ingredients


Makes 5 servings

1 cup whole wheat flour

1 cup oat flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

Pinch salt

1 Tablespoon matcha powder

2 large eggs, lightly beaten

4 Tablespoons maple syrup, plus more for serving

3 Tablespoons coconut oil, melted

1 Tablespoon vanilla extract

1 ½ cups almond milk

6 Tablespoons unsweetened coconut

Wow Waffles! These delicious waffle sticks get a nutritional boost from matcha green tea powder. Matcha’s nutritional properties have been shown to help with everything from lowering cholesterol to regulating blood sugar levels. If you’ve tried green tea, you may be surprised by the flavor of matcha. It’s strong and earthy with just a hint of sweetness. The maple syrup in these waffles helps enhance the natural taste of the tea leaves while packaging it all in a kid-friendly dunking stick.

 

Variation

FOR GLUTEN-FREE WAFFLES:

Swap in 2 cups brown rice flour for the wheat and oat flours.

FOR A FRUIT ’N’ NUT VERSION:

Add ¼ cup of chopped walnuts and ¼ cup of apricots to the batter.

FOR PANCAKES:

Omit 1 egg and 1 Tablespoon of oil from the batter, and cook in a lightly greased pan.

WHERE TO GET IT

Choosing high-quality matcha is crucial to getting the best taste. Look for organic varieties that are bright green, not a muddy green. We used DoMatcha ($30 for 1 oz., Whole Foods). Always store matcha in a cool, dark place, and try to consume it within two months of opening.

Directions

1. In a large bowl combine the whole wheat flour, oat flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and matcha powder. Set aside.

2. Using a whisk, gently add the eggs, maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla extract, almond milk, and coconut to the batter.

3. Heat a waffle-stick iron to medium-high. (Alternatively, you can use a regular waffle iron and slice the waffles into sticks after they’re cooked.) Following the directions on your iron, pour about ¼ cup of batter into each slot and cook 3-4 minutes or until waffles are firm. Remove from iron and let cool slightly.

4. Serve with maple syrup.

Per Serving:


Calories: 350

Carbohydrates: 48 g

Fat: 10 g

Protein: 9 g

Fiber: 4 g

Active Time:

5 minutes

Total Time:

10 minutes