Make these amazing gluten free matcha waffles with just 9-ingredients including matcha powder, which is what turns them green.
Best part about this recipe? They are GREEN waffles and absolutely perfect for St. Patty’s Day.
I feel like this recipe is a kid’s dream. Why? Because the waffles are green. Duh.
Are you thinking what I’m thinking? Matcha waffles for St. Patty’s Day…kids and all.
The Secret Ingredient
There is obviously a secret ingredient in turning these waffles green and I’m sure you can guess it from the title of this recipe –> matcha powder!
What is matcha powder? Matcha powder is essentially green tea leaves that have been finely ground into a loose powder.
A little goes a long way with matcha powder, which is why this recipe only calls for 2.5 teaspoons.
Where to buy matcha powder – Most co-ops, as well as Whole Foods, have matcha powder readily available. You can also buy it online on Amazon. It might seem expensive, but remember, a little goes a long way!
This is our go-to pure matcha powder that you can use in any recipe that calls for matcha powder.
In addition to matcha powder, you only need 8 other ingredients to get the show on the road!
- gluten-free flour blend
- baking powder
- baking soda
- matcha powder
- vanilla extract
- unsweetened almond milk
- coconut oil
As you’ll note from the ingredients above, this recipe is NOT vegan. If you are hoping to make this vegan, please head over to our banana vegan waffles recipe. You can easily modify that recipe to include the matcha powder!
Gluten Free Waffle Tips
Temperature: Make sure to cook your waffles low and slow. Why? Well, you want them to turn our green, don’t you? If you cook your waffles on high, you risk turning them golden brown, which kind defeats the purpose.
Liquid: As your batter sits, it will likely thicken. No worries! Just add a splash of almond milk and you’re good to go!
Cooking Spray: Don’t forget to spray spray spray your waffle maker. No one likes a sticky mess if your waffle ends up sticking!
Double the Recipe: Easily double or triple this recipe so that you can freeze some for later! You can thank me later.
- To freeze your waffles for later, let them cool completely.
- Next, wrap a waffle (or two) in a piece of saran wrap and remove as much air as possible.
- Then, wrap it again in a piece of tin foil and remove as much air as possible.
- Write the name of the recipe + a “best by date,” which is 3 months from the time you make the waffles.
- Freeze for up to 3 months.
To reheat: let waffles thaw completely and microwave on high for 60-90 seconds. Alternatively, you can defrost in the microwave!
Matcha Waffle Recipe
- 2 cups gluten-free flour blend We love Bob's Red Mill all-purpose
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2.5 teaspoons matcha powder
- 2 large eggs
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1.25 cups unsweetened almond milk*
- 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
- First, preheat your waffle maker to low/medium heat. Anything hotter and you risk turning your waffles golden brown. The goal here is to keep them green!
- Then, place dry ingredients into a medium bowl and whisk to combine.
- In a separate large bowl, whisk two large eggs. Add in the rest of the wet ingredients (minus the coconut oil, we will add this last!) and mix. Slowly add dry ingredients to wet and mix to combine. Finally add in melted coconut oil and mix until smooth.
- Using a 1/3 cup (for 6 waffles) or 1/2 cup (for 4 waffles) measuring cup, scoop batter onto waffle maker. Let cook for about 2-2.5 minutes. Repeat.
- Top with your favorite topping such as coconut whipped cream and maple syrup.
Tips & Notes
- As your batter sits, it may thicken. Add a splash of almond milk to thin it out again.
- Nutrition information was calculated based on the batter making 6 waffles.
If I wanted to make these protein waffles for the morning, how would I adjust this recipe?
You can try swapping 1/4 cup of flour for protein powder!
Love matcha and love the recipe! Do you think I could use this to make pancakes instead? I don’t own a waffle maker.
Yes of course! It would be delicious as pancakes!
I love matcha. Thanks for making me happy with this recipe.
These look hella good, absolutely love matcha everything!
I can’t wait to try this recipe! My father in law got me a waffle iron last year for Christmas and I’ve only been able to use it once! (I made some amazing Shrimp and Grits Waffles: https://www.bakesandblunders.com/shrimp-and-grits-with-a-twist/) I love matcha green tea in any form, so I know these are going to be great. I wanted to make them earlier, but we’re a military family and have moved 4 times in less than 3 years, so I haven’t been able to hold onto any matcha powder (mine always needs to be kept in the fridge and I’d have to throw it away when we move). Anywho… can’t wait to taste them 🙂
These waffles taste so good! Love it.
Can I use normal flour instead of the gluten free?
Hey Gina! While I haven’t exactly tried that, I am sure it would work just fine!
Can you use normal flour if you want instead of gluten free?
Great recipe. Being a matcha lover, it is good to make food from Matcha easy and simple to cook or bake. Love your waffles recipe and I am going to make one for myself. hehehe
This looks like a great recipe and I want to try making it! But wondering if buying matcha green tea latte mix is the same as the matcha powder? Would I be able to find matcha powder from Trader Joe’s?
Hey Cathy! It’s not the same. Matcha powder is 100% matcha and the latte mix has other things mixted it. I don’t believe you can get it at TJ’s…I got mine at whole foods. Honeslty, using the latte mix would be really tasty! It would add sugar, but be really yummy!
Does adding matcha to the waffles add caffeine to them as well?
Hi Amanda! Yes, matcha had caffeine in it so there would be caffein in the waffles!
I made these this past weekend and they were perfect flavor! Not too strong matcha flavor, but definitely there. What kind of waffle maker do you have? I have one, but it cooks unevenly. Yours look perfect!
Dear Lee, These look splendid! I love the idea of the green tea…perfect! xo, Catherine
I had no idea there was such a thing as healthy waffles. These look divine!!
<3 They taste great too!
YES YES YES. Pancakes + Waffles = low heat. Maybe medium.
High heat turns them into carcinogenic perfection. I need to get matcha!
LOL. You’re comments are always the bestest.
You had me at waffles. No you had me at matcha. Great combination, and I definitely want to try these. Thanks, Lee! 🙂 Have a great weekend!
😀 Thanks, lady!
These look delish! What a fun idea. And I agree with you on the honey, though maple syrup is awesome, honey seems more fitting here. Yummers!
Maple syrup would be a good way to try and make it vegan…minus the egg 😉
Would Flax eggs work as a substitute in this recipe?
I love matcha! Does this make one or two waffles?
Good question…it makes about 5!
You KNOW that breakfast has a special place in my <3. And I Love me some Matcha for that morning burst of ENERGY! These are lookin' perfect girlfriend – pinned!
Ahaha. We need to start a series called The Breakfast Club.
Oh girl did you make these for me?! I want!