These green Matcha Pancakes are not only gluten and egg free, but are stuffed with hidden fruit to give them the perfect bite. Top with a dairy free chocolate sauce and sliced strawberries and now you have a kid-friendly breakfast treat to serve up this St Patrick’s Day!
When I first went gluten free, I was pretty convinced that my breakfasts were going to suffer the most. I mean, pancakes, french toast, regular toast, cereal… what the heck else is there to eat for breakfast? And I couldn’t have any of it. Ugh. But then I discovered putting bananas in my homemade gluten free pancake batter and my whole world changed!
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A big stack of pancakes is one of those things that you love, and it never gets old. Amiright?! The flavor possibilities are endless really. You can put whatever you want in your pancakes, so I decided to jump on the matcha train and make matcha pancakes! Perfect timing for St. Patrick’s Day coming up. If you haven’t had matcha, you’re in for a real treat! I love matcha for its amazing green hue and health benefits, and I love the fact that it’s so versatile that you can put it in essentially anything, like pancakes!
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This recipe only has 10 ingredients, they are gluten free, vegan, and naturally sweetened. They are also light and fluffy (it’s taken me a while to get fluffy, gluten-free pancakes!). I drizzled it with chocolate sauce (more like globbed the chocolate on), but they would taste just as delish with traditional maple syrup. Garnish with fresh sliced strawberries (because strawberries & matcha are totally the new strawberries & cream) and you’ve got yourself one heck of a healthy-ish breakfast!
Let’s just say I found the pot at the end of the rainbow when these Matcha Pancakes came into my life! I hope you love them as much as I do!
Matcha Pancakes Save Print Prep time Cook time Total time Author: Gina Fontana Serves: Serves 4-6 Ingredients
- 3 bananas
- 1 c. gluten free flour (I use Bob's Redmill Gluten-Free 1:1 Baking Flour)
- 1½ c. oats
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp. pure vanilla extract
- 2 Tbsp. maple syrup
- ½ tsp salt
- 3 tsp. baking powder
- 1½ c. unsweetened almond milk
- 1 Tbsp. matcha powder
- strawberries for garnishing
Chocolate Sauce (optional)
- 1 cup Enjoy Life chocolate chips
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- Heat a large skillet (or your pancake griddle) over medium-low heat. Combine all ingredients in your blender/food processor and blend until smooth.
- Grease your griddle with coconut oil and pour your batter. These might cook a bit faster than you are used to, so keep an eye out. When you start to see little bubbles form on the surface, it's time to flip! Repeat until all the batter is gone.
- To make your chocolate sauce, add the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a measuring cup and microwave until melted, about a minute-a minute and a half.
- Pour chocolate sauce over pancakes and serve with fresh strawberries!
If you love this recipe, be sure to check out my other amazing breakfast recipes including Pink Dragon Fruit Chocolate Chip Waffles, Magical Mango Matcha Shakes, and Yogurt Berry Parfait with Homemade Granola
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This post has been written by Gina Fontana, FnB contributor
Gina is the certified health coach, whole food lover, and blogger behind Healthy Little Vittles, where she loves to create recipes that are fun, fresh, healthy, and ready in 30 minutes or less. Follow Gina on: Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. Read more about Fork and Beans contributors here.
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