Matcha Powder has so many benefits beyond your standard green tea latte! Here are 20 Recipes with Matcha Green Tea Powder so you can benefit from all of its antioxidant health properties and delicious flavor!
FYI. You need (more) Matcha in your life!
What if I told you there was a magic ingredient that boosts your metabolism, spikes your energy levels, wards off nasty hangovers, and even fights cancer?
Yep, its true- this mean green fighting machine is a health hero and the hottest food trends these last few years. Though matcha has been around for decades, foodstagrammers went wild snapping pics of their matcha lattes at matcha cafes all around the world this year.
Throughout this year of matcha madness, we have seen matcha move far beyond the cup and onto our plates. Now you can have your tea and eat it too, by incorporating matcha into your baking, cooking and even into your skin care regimen. So what makes matcha so great? Let’s chat…
What is Matcha?
Matcha is a finely ground powder of green tea leaves. Matcha is slightly different from regular green tea leaves as it is shade grown for 3-4 weeks before harvest. It is then ground up into a fine powder. It typically has a vibrant green color and has an earthy taste.
Matcha is consumed in many parts of East Asia as part of daily life and tea ceremonies.
Traditionally matcha tea is combined with hot water in a special mug using a matcha whisk (bamboo whisk). Sometimes another liquid is added such as oat milk, coconut milk or almond milk.
There are several different grades of matcha powder but I recommend sticking to a premium and high-quality culinary grade matcha. Matcha drinks are very popular but matcha can also be consumed in food such as desserts and snacks.
What Are The Health Benefits of Matcha?
Matcha is packed with antioxidants and in particular, catechins a class of plant compounds that help the body eliminate free radicals. Not only that, but matcha has been shown to help support the liver, the heart as well as boost brain health. Need help focusing? Matcha is got you covered!
Matcha has roughly a quarter of the amount of caffeine as a similar-sized cup of brewed black coffee. There are also no spikes and crashes as matcha contains L-Theanine, a phytonutrient which slows the body’s absorption of caffeine. This can help prevent the coffee jitters.
It is also naturally gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan.
Best Matcha Powders
Looking for the best matcha powder out there? Opt for a ceremonial grade matcha. My favorites include:
Are you ready to meet your match-a? Try out one or all 20 of these matcha recipes!
20 Healthy Matcha Recipes
Start your morning with a mug of this matcha turmeric latte. The peppery kick and boost of caffeine will help you get through your day!View Recipe
Looking for a healthy and energizing snack recipe? Look no further than these Matcha Protein Bars made with a vegan, cashew base and matcha, coconut butter frosting for healthy snacking on a budget.View Recipe
Craving a healthy and refreshing breakfast? This Matcha Mint Smoothie bowl is packed full of healthy ingredients like matcha, spinach, fresh mint and coconut milk for a deliciously filling breakfast recipe.View Recipe
Whether you’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day or any day, these Matcha Green Tea Chocolate Chip Cookies will answer your green cookie dreams! They’re taking chocolate chip cookies up to a whole new level. Plus they’re gluten-free!View Recipe
A healthy snack made with just 5 simple ingredients, these Chocolate Matcha Energy Balls are sure to keep you full for hours and give you that afternoon caffeine boost you are craving!View Recipe
Make these amazing gluten free matcha waffles with just 9-ingredients including matcha powder, which is what turns them green.View Recipe
Get the taste of matcha and ice cream too in this delicious green tea, dairy-free version!View Recipe
Looking for a special way to amp up your donuts? These matcha dipped donuts are cakey and delicious and a great option for a festive gathering!View Recipe
Matcha meets mochi in this delicious yogurt pop recipe. A nice way to get a little antioxidant and caffeine boost on a hot summer day!View Recipe
Matcha Green Tea ShotsView Recipe
The green of this yogurt is not just a St Patrick’s Day novelty, the green signifies some pretty nifty health-promoting plant compounds too.View Recipe
Matcha + Coconut + Pancakes = the perfect combo! No better way to start your day than with this insanely delicious breakfast.View Recipe
Matcha chia pudding is a vegan, healthy, energizing snack that's made with chia seeds, matcha green tea powder and milk - easy and so filling!View Recipe
These black bean burgers are the best I have ever made, and the matcha green tea powder is such a fun new ingredient to try out.View Recipe
Learn how to make a matcha latte with this easy, 3-ingredient matcha latte recipe! It's creamy, cozy, and filled with antioxidants - perfect for cool days.View Recipe
Snack time has never tasted better with these matcha green tea granola bars. They're fully gluten-free and vegan too!View Recipe
Easy, decadent matcha dark chocolate coconut butter cups made with Vital Proteins Collagen Matcha. The perfect little bites to keep in your fridge when you need a sweet treat!View Recipe
These dark chocolate matcha bars are the candy bar green tea lovers have been waiting for. They're super rich, lightly sweetened, and pack a wonderful green tea kick. Plus, they're paleo-friendly, vegan, and gluten free, yet still crazy indulgent and delicious.View Recipe
This Matcha Ginger Green Smoothie is quick and easy to make, super fresh and delicious, and full of feel-good ingredients that’ll get your day off to a strong start.View Recipe
Light, creamy and refreshing iced matcha latte made at home, in the blender in under a minute. This Starbucks copycat recipe taste just as good for a fraction of the price!View Recipe
Melinda SandApril 2, 2019 at 4:05 pm
I have to avid myself eating these recipes of Matcha, cause the tea gives me vibration.
Whitney @ To Live & Diet in L.A.December 4, 2015 at 7:07 pm
Oh these all look amazing!! I love matcha’s pretty green color + earthy taste. Def going to try your cookies!
Davida KugelmassDecember 7, 2015 at 9:55 am
wonderful! enjoy, gorgeous 🙂
Emilie @ Emilie EatsDecember 4, 2015 at 3:01 pm
All of these look so delicious! I was on a matcha kick over the summer but for some reason I never ordered more. That’s got to change! Isn’t food just more fun to eat when it’s a different color? 😉
Davida KugelmassDecember 4, 2015 at 3:26 pm
Exactly! I love how bright it is! Was just telling Ashley that I also like to add it to my oats a) for the caffeine but b) cause it’s so GREEN!!!
rachel @ athletic avocadoDecember 4, 2015 at 1:35 pm
i’ve actually never tried matcha before, sad, i know! I must get on this, these recipes look too good not to make!
Davida KugelmassDecember 4, 2015 at 3:25 pm
Aw well we’ll have to chat that, my dear!
JolaJuly 30, 2020 at 1:58 pm
Eberything with matcha looks always beautiful, tastes delicious. I drink matcha every day mainly because of its healthy benefits. But I always try to ask people that publish such recipes if they have any knowledge how much of those healthy compounds that matcha have are still present and active after baking or cooking and nobody ansvered me so far. When we prepare matcha tea we shouldn’t use boiling water but wait a few minutes so that the temperature drops and this way we obtain very healthy tea, we do not destroy healthy compounds matcha has. Logically if we bake or cook with matcha we kill everything that is the best in matcha and we end up with beautiful and delicious dishes but without those healthy properties everybody write in introductions to the recipies.
Ashley @ Fit Mitten KitchenDecember 4, 2015 at 12:32 pm
You must have read my mind because I randomly decided to throw some matcha in my overnight oats (that I am having for lunch) today 😀
Davida KugelmassDecember 4, 2015 at 3:25 pm
YES!!! I love adding matcha to my oats…esp because I can never get enough caffeine. P.S. I’m still buzzing from this morning’s insanely strong 2 cups of coffee. I have a problem.
Rebecca @ Strength and SunshineDecember 4, 2015 at 11:31 am
I feel bad, I never use my matcha I have!
Davida KugelmassDecember 4, 2015 at 3:24 pm
Aw well feel free to send it over here 😉
dixya | food, pleasure, and healthDecember 4, 2015 at 8:58 am
omggggg i love all things matcha so im droolinggggg
Davida KugelmassDecember 4, 2015 at 11:04 am
me too!! Everything looks amazing!
Shashi at RunninSrilankanDecember 4, 2015 at 8:29 am
After looking at this list – I DEFINITELY You need more Matcha in my life! What a collection – I am especially drooling over those Green tea chocolate chip cookies!
Davida KugelmassDecember 4, 2015 at 11:04 am
I need more matcha too! I love it so much. So happy Jess put together all of these amazing ideas!