Love your matcha, but wish it were more portable? Well you’re in luck. Turns out matcha is very amenable to baking and making. If you want your matcha ready to go at a moment’s notice, try one of the following recipes.
1. Matcha Latte
This is the traditional yummy matcha formulation. If you want more than plain matcha tea, but don’t want to get too fancy, a latte is your answer. Stir boiling water into the matcha powder, then steam your choice of milk: cow, soy, almond, rice, coconut or another kind. Pour it over the top into your favorite thermos and you’re ready to hit the road.
2. Matcha Cupcakes
Yep, believe it or not, matcha lends itself well to cupcakes and muffins. All you have to do is stir a little of the powder into the dry ingredients for that unmistakable tea flavor and, if you’re making a white cake, a charming green flavor! If you’re feeling a little less adventurous, you can restrict the matcha to frosting. Mmmmmm.
3. Matcha Brownies
These are the kind of green brownie your boss won’t disapprove of. You can combine it with regular chocolate brownies, but a fun way to go is white chocolate so that you get a pleasing greenish hue in the resulting treat.
4. Matcha Smoothie
Your favorite banana smoothie will get even yummier with a dose of matcha, so don’t hold back!
5. Matcha Butter
This is as simple as it sounds. Let butter come to room temperature, then whip it up with matcha. The result is delicious spread on toast, and can give you an extra buzz without drinking more liquids. Plus, it’s totally portable and safe to leave in the fridge at work.
6. Matcha Cookies
As with the cupcakes and brownies, it’s super easy to sneak matcha into your cookie recipes. It has about the same consistency as flour, so you’ll find recipes for all sorts of delicious home-baked goods online. Do a search of your favorite cookie + matcha, or just add a few tablespoons to your own batch.
7. Matcha Chocolate
Tea and chocolate is a pretty delicious combination, and both at once is almost too good. You can buy matcha chocolate at some nice grocery stores, but it’s also easy to make yourself at home by combining white chocolate, whipping cream, butter and matcha.
8. Matcha Iced Tea
Mix matcha and water, then pour over ice. Boom!
9. Matcha Macarons
These are probably best to buy, but they’re everywhere at bakeries these days. Look for the little green guys, and buy lots for later!
10. Matcha Pudding
The most common matcha pudding uses chia, but you could easily add matcha powder to white chocolate pudding if you like.
There are dozens of versions of the above recipes on the web, in all conceivable variations. If you’re gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free or have any other dietary restrictions, simply Google the recipe you want with the required restriction and your recipe will pop right up! Feel free to share the ones you find in the comments below. We can’t wait to hear about your more-matcha experience.