One Sunday morning, I got into one of those rarer moods where I actually felt like cooking something (I’m working on it, okay). After mentally scouring my pantry to make sure I had all the ingredients, I decided to whip up a batch of buttermilk pancakes using this tried-and-true recipe. In a last-minute moment of inspiration, I thought of incorporating some matcha green tea powder into the recipe. This was a good idea because 1) I love matcha anything, and 2) I had two and a half cans of the stuff just sitting in my kitchen cabinet.

These fluffy, green-tinged pancakes leave behind a subtle matcha aftertaste that works well with different syrups, spreads and toppings. Add bacon and eggs, fresh flowers, a good friend or two and lots of sunshine for the ultimate experience. Happy homemade brunchin’!

Matcha Buttermilk Pancakes

  • Prep Time:10 minutes
  • Cook Time:15 minutes
  • Total Time:25 minutes
  • Servings:4
  • Medium


  • 2 cup flour
  • 3 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup butter or cooking oil (extra for the skillet)
  • 2 teaspoon matcha green tea powder
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  • Step 1

    Mix all of the dry ingredients except for matcha powder.

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  • Step 2

    Mix wet ingredients in a separate bowl.

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  • Step 3

    Slowly pour wet buttermilk mixture into dry mixture.

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  • Step 4

    Add the matcha green tea powder.

    #SpoonTip: Throw in an extra teaspoon if you want a brighter color and stronger matcha flavor.

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  • Step 5

    Give it a mix.

    #SpoonTip: Stir until ingredients are incorporated, but don’t beat the batter until smooth. Lumps are crucial for nice, fluffy pancakes. 

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  • Step 6

    Once butter or cooking oil is heated, pour batter onto pan in 1/3 cup increments. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side.

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  • Step 7

    Add whatever toppings you desire. Give it a good drizzle of maple syrup…

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  • Step 8

    …or top with a Nutella spread and a sprinkle of extra matcha powder. Enjoy!


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