Matcha Tea Waffles

After seeing green tea waffles on the menu of my local cafe, I decided to attempt this tasty tea-infused recipe in my own kitchen using matcha tea powder.

Matcha is a fine-ground green tea powder that offers nutritional benefits superior to regular green tea because you ingest the entire leaf, not just the brewed water.

These Matcha Tea Waffles are dairy-free, grain-free and loaded with antioxidants! Top them with traditional maple syrup or something a little more interesting, such as lemon-ginger coconut cream.


Matcha Tea Waffles

Recipe by Amari Thomsen, MS, RD, LDN
Adapted from Against All Grain

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon matcha tea powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 tablespoons coconut flour

Directions

  1. Heat waffle iron to medium heat. Spray with nonstick cooking oil. 
  2. In a high-speed blender, combine eggs, cashews, almond milk, maple syrup, coconut oil and matcha tea powder. Blend until smooth.
  3. Add salt, baking soda and coconut flour and blend again until all ingredients are incorporated.
  4. Spoon 1 to 2 tablespoons of batter into waffle iron and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, or until done.
  5. Lift the lid, remove the waffle from the iron and set aside.
  6. Repeat with remaining batter.
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Amari Thomsen
Amari Thomsen, MS, RD, LDN, is a freelance food and nutrition writer, recipe developer and author of "Idiot’s Guides: Autoimmune Cookbook." She is a recognized nutrition communications expert with FoodMinds and a health influencer herself as owner of a Chicago-based private practice, Eat Chic Chicago.