Learn how to make nutrient-rich matcha green tea waffles full of clean ingredients you can feel good about; topped with a homemade vibrant matcha tea agave syrup.
You’d probably be a bit skeptical if I told you waffles can be part of a healthy lifestyle routine. I used to think of them as brunch specials full of dessert-like toppings, but that’s changed quite a bit since I discovered healthier protein-rich, gluten-free waffles. What’s more surprising is you wouldn’t even notice the ingredient swaps.
Living a healthy lifestyle is all about positive little things that add up over time. Replacing certain foods with better alternatives, and being a bit more active makes exponential differences over time. That’s amplified even more with a healthy whole-food diet and consistent exercise.
Just as with these green tea waffles, it’s the little things that make a difference. Instead of bleached flour, I used nutrient-rich and non-insulin spiking oat flour. I’ve also subbed out refined sugars with natural sweeteners like ripe bananas and honey.
Matcha green tea powder gives you a smooth bit of caffeine…and of course the unique experience of green waffles, all without food colorings. To make things even more fun, a mixture of agave syrup and matcha green tea powder makes an emerald green waffle syrup that compliments these perfectly.
Matcha Green Tea Waffles recipe at-a-glance:
Flavor profiles: Earthy green tea and oat flavors paired with sweet banana and honey.
Texture: Moist, pillowy waffles with a crispy exterior.
Dietary Options/Substitutions: Use whole-wheat flour instead of oat flour if desired and non-GF
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Matcha Green Tea Waffles
- 2 ¼ cups oat flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ¼ cup matcha green tea powder, plus extra
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 3 large eggs
- 1 ½ cups whole milk
- ½ cup coconut milk
- ½ cup olive oil
- 2 medium ripe banana, mashed
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- ⅛ cup honey, or agave syrup
- ¼ cup agave syrup
- In a large bowl, combine oat flour, baking powder, ¼ cup matcha powder, and salt. Whisk together to combine.
- In separate medium bowl, whisk the eggs. Stir in remaining ingredients, except ¼ cup agave syrup. Pour into dry mixture. Whisk together until just combined, small lumps in the batter are fine. Let the batter sit and thicken for 10 minutes while you heat up waffle iron.
- Pour roughly ½-cup batter into center of heated and greased waffle iron. Cook each waffle according to waffle iron directions (usually 3-5 minutes) and serve with syrup.
- To make matcha green tea syrup: Combine ¼ agave syrup and desired amount of green tea powder. I used about 3 tablespoons to create a dark emerald green syrup.
Recipe adapted from my Gluten Free Eggnog Waffles.