How to Make Matcha Pancakes

We are so excited to show you how to make Banana Spinach Matcha Pancakes, a better-for-you option that doesn't alter the taste of pancakes, a breakfast and brunch classic.

But before we get into that, New Year's resolutions... Let's talk about it. What were some goals you made for 2021? Where are you now almost 2 months into the year? No matter where you are in your life, or the progress you've made or haven't made, it's going to be okay! Change doesn't happen overnight, and progress isn't linear. Whether it be drinking more water, journaling every night, or exercising more, take it day by day.

Our goal for you is to set the intention. To illustrate, we're sure many of you can relate to a goal of incorporating a healthier diet (reminder that every body is different, and so beautiful in its own ways). Once that intention is established, you can always come back tomorrow. The ultimate goal of most new year's resolutions is usually with the basis of self-love. So own it, love yourself, listen to your body, and Prepare Daringly.

Are you ready for these matcha pancakes?matcha pancakes

Main Ingredients

Matcha - Hand-picked and stone-ground at our 100 year old farm in Uji, Japan, our matcha is immunity boosting and loaded with antioxidants. 

Banana - This recipe doesn't use any additional sugar in the batter, but instead utilizes banana, a natural sweetener!

Chia Seeds - The addition of chia seeds in these matcha pancakes is so great as it is rich in nutrients and packed with good sources of minerals. Who knew something so small could be so beneficial to our bodies?

Spinach - This recipe contains a good helping of spinach. Don't be intimidated by the green batter or the incorporation of vegetables in your pancake. Spinach is a great source of calcium and loaded with Vitamin A.

Trust us, you'll love the outcome of these beautifully vibrant green, nutrients-packed pancakes. Maybe, possibly it can be paired with Dr. Seuss' green eggs and ham? We don't see why not!

Here's what you'll need:

1 cup flour
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
1½ tsp Junbi matcha powder
4 tbsp chia seed
1 tsp baking powder
1 large banana, very ripe
1 cup spinach
½ tsp vanilla extract
¼ cup + 2 tbsp milk
1 egg

Makes a stack of 6 pancakes
 

Here's how to make Matcha Pancakes:

 batter for banana spinach matcha pancakes

STEP 1: HEY BATTER, BATTER

To make your pancake batter, add in the flour, cinnamon, matcha, baking powder, banana, spinach, vanilla extract, milk, and eggs, leaving out the chia seeds. Blend until smooth. 
Try adding in the milk, eggs, and vanilla extract in the blender before the other ingredients. We found that adding in the liquid and wet ingredients first allows for an easier and smoother blend.
fold in chia seeds for banana spinach matcha pancakes

STEP 2: CH-CH-CH-CHIA

Once your batter is smooth and well-incorporated, pour it into a bowl. Fold in the chia seeds.
grease the pan for banana spinach matcha pancakes

STEP 3: GREASE THE PAN

Allow your batter to rest for 5-10 minutes. This will create fluffier pancakes. Meanwhile, heat a pan over medium heat. Add butter or oil.

pour in batter for banana spinach matcha pancakes

STEP 4: COOK YOUR CAKES

Pour 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake onto the heated and greased pan, and brown both sides. You'll know when to flip when you start to see bubbles. Repeat this until all the batter is gone.

Tip: When you pour in the batter, just pour it straight down and it will spread into a perfect circle. No need to move it aorund!

banana spinach matcha pancakes by Junbi

STEP 5: ENJOY!

And that's it, that's how you make banana spinach matcha pancakes! Serve it with your favorite toppings (nut butter, fruits, maple syrup, agave, etc.). We topped our stack of pancakes off with a slab of butter, good quality maple syrup, fresh and plump blueberries, and some extra Junbi matcha powder for good measures. 

Now you know how to make our better-for-you matcha pancakes!
 
banana spinach matcha pancakes 

Thank you so matcha for tuning into our blog for this recipe! We hope you enjoy making it and would love to see your renditions on Instagram!

Tag @preparejunbi to show us how you Prepare Daringly™ from home!

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