Matcha Latte Pancakes
My kids watched as I mixed green powder into their pancake batter. “What IS that? Why is it green? Is it a vegetable?” I could tell they were growing skeptical. Green things are usually picked out of food. Basil on pasta? Gone. Cilantro in their pad thai? Removed with flying speed. How on earth were they going to get rid of all the tiny grains of green in these matcha latte pancakes?!
Good news: we never found out! I explained what matcha is — a green tea — and that this powder in particular was actually a latte blend. So it was sweetened with a bit of sugar and would make their pancakes extra delicious.
They were starting to come around…
What really sealed the deal was dropping a few white chocolate chips into each cake while they cooked. Their resistant, judgy eyes slowing grew wide with anticipation and excitement.
After one bite, they were hooked. After a dozen bites, they were begging for more.
So where can you get your hands on this magical green stuff? Right here.
MOCAFE makes and sells a variety of frappe blends (skip the drive thru and make your own at home!!), which make whipping these matcha latte pancakes up a total breeze. Also! You can buy directly from Amazon! Tell me that’s not a total game changer.
My kids are already requesting these pancakes make a regular appearance in their meal rotation, but personally I’m eyeing their java chip frappe blend as my next victim. Who wants in?!
If you make these Matcha Latte Pancakes, please let me know by leaving a review below!Print
- 1 ¼ cup cake flour
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 4 Tbsp MOCAFE matcha tea latte blend
- 1 Tbsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp kosher salt
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 4 Tbsp unsalted butter, (melted, plus 2 Tbsp for cooking)
- 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- ⅓ cup white chocolate chips
- maple syrup, (for serving)
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together cake flour, sugar, MOCAFE matcha tea latte, baking powder, and salt.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, melted butter, and vanilla.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, then mix together gently using a spatula until just barely combined. You still want to see a few lumps of flour. Do not over mix.
- Heat a griddle or skillet over medium heat. Grease with a 1 Tbsp of butter, reserving remaining Tbsp for use as needed. Using a ¼ cup measuring cup, pour equal amounts of batter onto your pan, then sprinkle each with a few white chocolate chips. Cook about 1-2 minutes per side, or until small bubbles form both along the sides and tops of each pancake, then carefully flip. Cook an additional 1-2 minutes, then set aside. Repeat with remaining batter.
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