Pancakes. I friggin’ love pancakes, don’t you? Being vegan, there are actually so many wonderful friendly recipes out there, but whenever I get the chance, I like to experiment a little! So that’s exactly what I did for this post and boy, it paid off!
To make these delicious matcha green tea and coconut pancakes, you will need:
130g plain flour
4 tbsp organic coconut sugar
2 tbsp baking powder
2 heaped tbsp Indigo Herbs Matcha Green Tea Powder*
3 tbsp desicated coconut
240ml soya milk (or your milk alternative of choice)
2 tbsp organic, melted coconut oil (plus extra for frying)
This will make up 4 large pancakes or 8 smaller pancakes.
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 3-5 minutes per pancake!
Firstly, on a low heat, melt your 2 tablespoons of coconut oil into a small pan. Next, simply combine all of your dry ingredients together before adding in your wet ingredients, including the now melted coconut oil. I have found that the easiest way to combine all of these ingredients together to make a smooth, pourable mixture, is with using our nutribullet, but any sort of blender will do.
In the frying pan, depending on what size you would like your pancakes to be, melt a small amount of coconut oil for frying and pour out your mixture into the center of the pan, it should form into a circle on it’s own. Leave for a minute or two before flipping to the other side. To ensure your pancakes are cooked, make sure that your pancakes are both green and golden.
To top, I sliced banana and drizzled over with gingerbread syrup, but the possibilities are endless when it comes to topping your green pancakes! Why not try topping with fresh winter berries and oat cream? Or vegan friendly chocolate chips, agave nectar and desiccated coconut?
Now, not only do these pancakes taste delicious, but they’re packed with goodness too! I’ve tried quite a number of Indigo Herb’s products now and I must say, I am never disappointed by the quality! The matcha green tea powder used in this recipe is packed with vitamins, minerals and those lovely little things we call, antioxidants! Matcha green tea is known to reduce tiredness and fatigue and even to help with fortifying the immune system. Pretty neat hey! Pretty much makes it acceptable to have these pancakes every morning, right?
So there we have it, my sugar free, vegan, nut free matcha green tea pancakes! Sure, it’s a mouthful, but you just wait until you get a taste of these bad boys! Have you ever cooked or baked with matcha green tea? What did you think? Do you rate it as highly as I do? Let me know!