Easy Vegan Matcha Green Tea Waffles – these waffles are made with oats, vanilla protein powder and are gluten-free, what a phenomenon!
I myself have to admit, that 5 years ago I knew nothing about Matcha Green Tea Waffle Recipes nor that they would become such a big hype in the food and health industry – yet here I am, and I’m totally hooked!
I love sneaking some Matcha powder into my food and drinks for an extra kick of energy – because let’s be honest: every full-time working human needs such a kick every now and then.
Matcha Green Tea is a finely ground, bright emerald-green tea powder prepared from a high-quality shade-grown leaf known as tencha. The Buddhist monks honoured matcha tea as the ‘health elixir’ for its potential to heighten concentration and enhance metabolism.
Matcha is a time-honoured beverage that is a source of vitamin A, vitamin B-complex, vitamin C, Vitamin E, vitamin K and trace minerals. It is also rich in antioxidants including polyphenols, catechins and chlorophyll. Matcha is said to have plenty of health benefits, such an immunity boost, detoxification and cardiovascular health.
If you are trying to reduce your coffee consumption, but need a pick-me-up Matcha Green Tea Waffles are perfect for you. This is especially true if you’re not a fan of drinking Green Tea, cause Matcha has its own distinct flavour and does taste way better than a cup of green tea – and it’s still really healthy!
Another pro-point is also that you only need a tiny amount of powder for maximum effect. A little can go a long way here – It’s just perfect!
I have been wanting to make some matcha waffles for ages now.
All of those fancy photos on Pinterest made me definitely hungry for it, so it was about time! These ones are made completely without gluten as well, as I used gluten-free oats as a base for the self-ground flour. If you do not own a spice grinder or a high-quality blender, you can of course also store-bought oat flour.
What you’ll need to make this Matcha Green Tea Waffles Recipe
- Matcha green tea powder
- Apple cider vinegar
- Soy milk (or any other plant-based milk)
- Vegan vanilla protein powder (I used Pureblend!)
- Baking powder
- Coconut oil for the waffle maker
- Waffle maker
- Spice grinder / high-speed blender (or shop-bought oat flour)
How to make Matcha Green Tea Waffles
Making your waffle mix
Firstly you’ll find a tall container to mix your apple cider vinegar and soy (or plant-based) milk, then put it in the fridge for 5-10 minutes.
Using a spice grinder, or a high-speed blender, grind the oats together until you’re left with an oaty kind of flour. I personally used my James Martin spice grinder to do this, which is great for more than just grinding spices! Of course, if you don’t have either of these things, then you can buy oat flour in most supermarkets
Add a pinch of salt, baking powder and vanilla protein powder (basically all your dry ingredients) to the oat flour and give it a good mix with a large spoon.
Now it’s time to take the soy milk/vinegar mixture out of the fridge and give that a good stir as well. You’ll notice the soy milk will curdle, resembling buttermilk – this is all how it should be so don’t panic.
Next, create a small well in the flour mix and slowly pour in the liquid mixture before blending everything together with a whisk until it’s smooth. If what you’re left with looks a bit too dry, add some more milk, or water.
Cooking your waffles
Firstly you’ll want to preheat your waffle iron and then grease it with some coconut oil before adding some of the waffle batter.
The amount of batter you’ll need to add will depend on the size of your waffle maker. Because mine makes pretty big waffles, I need a lot of mixture to make just one waffle. It can take a bit of trial and error so think of your first waffle as a test run.
Extra Tip: When using a waffle maker it’s important not to open it too early. If you do, the waffle could fall apart and cause a mess. So once you’ve added the mixture and closed the waffle maker, leave it for at least 5 minutes before carefully checking. Don’t be alarmed if it starts steaming, this is absolutely normal as the liquid evaporates.
This recipe is:
- 100% vegan
- super tasty
- simply delicious
- easy to make
These waffles are made with oats, vanilla protein powder and are gluten-free, what a phenomenon!
- 2 cups oats (or 1.5 cups ready-made oat flour)
- 1 tsp matcha green tea powder
- 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 150ml soy milk (you can use any other plant based milk, if you prefer)
- pinch of salt
- 2 Tbsp vegan vanilla protein powder (I used Pureblend!)
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- coconut oil for the waffle maker
- Add the apple cider vinegar to the soy milk in a tall container and place it in the fridge for 5-10 minutes while you are completing step 2.
- Grind the oats in either a spice grinder or a high-speed blender until the consistency resembles flour. I have used my James Martin spice grinder for this (it’s great – not only for spices!) but if you have neither at hand, you can also use store-bought oat flour.
- Add the salt, baking powder and vanilla protein powder to the oat flour and mix well using a large spoon.
- Remove the soy milk/vinegar mixture from the fridge and give it a stir. You will realise that soy milk has curdled up, which gives it a resemblance to buttermilk.
- Create a little well in the flour mix and slowly add the liquid. Blend everything with a whisk until it is smooth. If the mixture appears to be a bit too dry, add some more soy milk in, or alternatively water.
- Preheat your waffle iron and once it is hot, grease it with a little coconut oil and add some of the mixture. How much you need to add is pretty much down to the waffle sizes on your waffle maker. Mine makes really big waffles, so I need to add a lot of mixture and get fewer waffles in total. This is all about trial and error here, so test it out with the first waffle.
- Serving Size: 5
- Calories: 494
- Sugar: 20g
- Sodium: 270mg
- Fat: 24g
- Saturated Fat: 4g
- Unsaturated Fat: 0g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 56g
- Fiber: 4g
- Protein: 12g
- Cholesterol: 86mg
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