RecipeMatcha Waffles

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 80
  • Protein: 5 g
  • Total Fat: 1.5 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 1.5 g
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 25 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 14 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2 g
  • Total Sugar: 2 g
    • Natural Sugar: 2 g
    • Added Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 35 mg

Rise and shine with these beautifying waffles made with a trendy green powder called matcha. They are soft and fluffy on the inside, perfectly crispy on the outside, and sport a stylish green hue.  In addition to standard ingredients like whole grain flour and milk, I mash in a banana for natural sweetness and add matcha to pack in skin- and health-enhancing antioxidants. While they’re super tasty with any topper, I love to layer on strawberries and chopped nuts for an extra shot of nutrient-rich deliciousness. 

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This recipe makes 8 waffles
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour (or white whole wheat flour)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 large ripe banana 
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons matcha powder
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or light unsweetened coconut milk)

Optional toppers
• Slivered almonds
• Sliced strawberries
Maple syrup

Preparation:

Place the flour and baking powder in a small bowl and stir to blend. Set aside.

Place the banana in a medium bowl and mash with a fork. Add the egg, vanilla and matcha powder and blend. Then add the almond milk and stir.  

Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, and stir until incorporated. Let the batter sit while you heat the waffle iron.

Heat a waffle iron to medium setting. When the iron is ready, mist the top and bottom with nonstick oil spray. Then add 1/4 cup of the batter per compartment, close the lid and cook for about 3 minutes (waffle machines will vary in cooking time, so use your discretion and adjust accordingly). 

Open the lid and carefully remove each waffle with a fork or bamboo skewer. Place on a cooling rack, so the waffles don’t get soggy, while you finish making the entire batch.

Serve the waffles topped with optional toasted almonds, sliced strawberries and/or maple syrup.

Nutrition provided for 1 plain waffle.

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