When I hear the word “Foodporn”, I think of three things:

Pizza slices with an arms length of stretchy cheese

Burgers stacked with crisp condiments + oozing sauces

A tower of pancakes being drizzled with maple syrup

Despite the fact that pancakes are super delish and easy to whip together, they somehow remain a once-in-a-while thing. Growing up, my Ma kept weekday breakfasts nutritious with toast, cereal, oatmeal, etc. — but on the weekend, we would let loose with buttery scrambled eggs, crisp greasy bacon and, every once in a while, fluffy AF pancakes drizzled with maple syrup from sugar-maple farms in Quebec.

Matcha Green Tea Pancakes | Killing Thyme

Fast forward to now, in my own home with my own routine and traditions, and for some reason pancakes only happen two to three times a year. WHY.

(But still always with maple syrup from Quebec.)

Love matcha? Check out my recipe for Matcha Granola!

Matcha Green Tea Pancakes | Killing Thyme

Though these matcha pancakes were a delicious experiment, I’m much more of a sucker for classic blueberry or apple cinnamon pancakes myself. But, I recently purchased some matcha powder for the first time ever (late to the party, once again), and I wanted to put it to use in my cooking.

I was going to make matcha muffins, but this past weekend called for pancakes, and I’m not one to deny the calling of food. If I get a hankering for something, it happens.

Matcha Green Tea Pancakes | Killing Thyme

I topped these bad boys off with some plain Greek yogurt, fresh raspberries, pepitas, chia seeds and macadamia nuts. You can get creative, though. This is definitely a recipe where any type of berry or nut will work.

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Matcha Green Tea Pancakes

These Matcha Green Tea Pancakes put a beautifully smooth and earthy twist on your average breakfast. Top with Greek yogurt, chia seeds and your fave fruit + nuts.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8
Author: Killing Thyme


  • Matcha Green Tea Pancakes:
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil or melted butter + extra for frying
  • 1/4 cup unrefined sugar I used coconut palm sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 TBSP matcha powder
  • 1 TBSP baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp kosher salt
  • Toppings:
  • I used plain Greek yogurt fresh raspberries, macadamia nuts, pepitas, chia seeds and pure maple syrup. Feel free to mix it up and top these bad boys with whatever you please!


  • In a large bowl, thoroughly whisk together the egg, milk, vegetable oil (or melted butter), sugar and vanilla extract.
  • Add the flour, matcha powder, baking powder and salt. Whisk until combined and the batter comes together. It will be thick and, of course, very green.
  • Heat a cast-iron skillet over moderate heat.
  • Brush with vegetable oil or butter.
  • Using a 1/4 cup measure, transfer small mounds of pancake batter onto skillet. Use a spatula to help even out the circle if need be.
  • Once bubbles appear and pop on the surface of the pancake, carefully flip the pancakes and cook for another minute or so.
  • Stack the pancakes and serve hot with butter, maple syrup and whatever other toppings you desire.
Matcha Green Tea Pancakes | Killing Thyme