Green with Envy: Matcha Waffles Recipe

By Brittni • Updated on 03/12/2024

One of the most unique (but still very easy) waffle recipes I’ve ever tried! These matcha waffles are really pretty and delicious. Also – they’d be perfect for St Patrick’s Day with their pastel green color….and maybe April Fools as well.

closeup of green matcha waffles with whipped cream, strawberries, and syrup dripping down the waffle stack

I can’t think of a go-to brunch recipe that I try more often than waffles. What about you? But I’m always looking for ways to shake things up with those classic recipes I use again and again. So….matcha waffles are coming at you today!

They not only look different than your typical waffles (they’re a pretty pastel green color), but they taste a little different too…in a good way. If you’re a matcha lover, you’ve got to try these! Also was thinking this recipe would be a really cute way to celebrate St Patrick’s Day, with the green matcha.

Click through for the recipe.

closeup of stacked homemade waffles with whipped cream and fruit layers

Equipment Needed

Unless you plan to convert the idea to pancakes, you’ll need a waffle iron for this recipe. My waffle iron is from Amazon – it’s this one.

But they have a bunch of really good ones, that start at a lower price point too… like under $30, if you need one.

Ingredients for Matcha Waffles

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp of matcha powder* (mine are packets from Trader Joes)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 cup buttermilk, room temperature
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • cooking spray

*Depending on how much matcha flavor you want to come through in the waffles.

The recipe was modified from an oldie but goodie…red velvet waffles. That’s another good one to check out, especially for Valentine’s Day is you’re hoping to get festive with red and pink waffles.

Instructions for Making Matcha Waffles

Preheat your waffle iron. Then, sift together the flour, sugar, match powder, baking powder, and salt.

In another bowl, whisk together the butter, buttermilk, eggs, food coloring, and vanilla. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.

Spray the waffle iron with cooking spray and spoon the batter into the wells. Cook according to the machine you’re using (usually only takes a few minutes) and flip if necessary.

Once cooked, add homemade whipped cream, fruit, and powdered sugar to garnish. Or eat as is with honey or maple syrup. I added strawberries, kumquats, whipped cream, and butterscotch syrup on mine.

OR a Semi Homemade Option

If combining all those ingredients above is too much, you could also create a semi-homemade recipe using a box waffle mix.

Just add the ingredients according to the packaging and then add in 1-2 tbsp of matcha powder to the mix before cooking. Super easy breakfast for a lazy morning.

3 large stacked homemade waffles made with matcha, with fruit slices on top and whipped cream

Looking for more breakfast ideas?

  • Try a 2 ingredient smoothie bowl that is absolutely delicious. AND soooooo pretty to look at!
  • Another really pretty looking and yummy breakfast option…. this chia seed parfait.
  • If you grew up scarfing down pop tarts before heading off to school, this elevated berry pop tart recipe will bring back childhood memories.
  • The only way to eat grapefruit (for me anyway) is by having a halved grapefruit with sugar. Looks like a party – so colorful.
  • Hot chocolate pancakes are a great option for when you want a more decadent breakfast.

3 matcha waffles stacked on top of each other with whipped cream and sliced fruit layers in between

dripping syrup onto a stack of homemade waffles with fruit and whipped cream

Delicious Matcha Waffles Recipe

Brittni
I can't think of a go-to brunch recipe that I try more often than waffles. What about you? But I'm always looking for ways to shake things up with those classic recipes I use again and again. So....matcha waffles are coming at you today!They not only look different than your typical waffles (they're a pretty pastel green color), but they taste a little different too...in a good way. If you're a matcha lover, you've got to try these! Click through for the recipe.
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Equipment

  • waffle iron

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp of matcha powder mine are packets from Trader Joes
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ cup butter melted and cooled
  • 1 cup buttermilk room temperature
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • cooking spray

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your waffle iron. Then, sift together the flour, sugar, match powder, baking powder, and salt.
  • In another bowl, whisk together the butter, buttermilk, eggs, food coloring, and vanilla. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
  • Spray the waffle iron with cooking spray and spoon the batter into the wells. Cook according to the machine you're using (usually only takes a few minutes) and flip if necessary.
  • Once cooked, add homemade whipped cream, fruit, and powdered sugar to garnish. Or eat as is with honey or maple syrup. I added strawberries, kumquats, whipped cream, and butterscotch syrup on mine.
  • OR a Semi Homemade Option
  • If combining all those ingredients above is too much, you could also create a semi-homemade recipe using a box waffle mix.
  • Just add the ingredients according to the packaging and then add in 1-2 tbsp of matcha powder to the mix before cooking. Super easy breakfast for a lazy morning.

Notes

FYI - You'll need a waffle iron for this recipe, unless you plan to convert the idea to pancakes. My waffle iron is from Amazon (linked at the beginning of this blog post).
Did you make this?Mention @paperandstitch or tag #paperandstitch!

What do you think? Are you a matcha fan? Yay or nay?!

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15 comments | Click here to reply

OMG! I totally forgot about waffles. I am ordering an iron right away:-) thanks for reminding me!

tina/mormormedstiletter

Love matcha and also in love with your blog.

Abhishek yadav

Awesome Helena. Happy to hear that!

Brittni

I cooked waffles for your recipe. It was very tasty❤

Helena

Wow matcha is my favourite. I really love what you cook.
Thanks for sharing.

j

Hi Cheryl. Of course. Matcha is finely ground powder of specially grown and processed green tea leaves. It tastes kind of earthy and is what gives the waffles their green color, in this case.

Brittni

These waffles sound – and look – wonderful. I have never heard of matcha. Can you enlighten me as to what it is please?

Cheryl

Agree with waffles things, Pink Pineapple. 🙂

Brittni

Yummy, i love waffles is the most delicious in the world

The pink pineapple

Thanks Michelle. 🙂

Brittni

Yum, they look super delicious!
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Michelle

Thanks Courtney. Anything with waffles and I’m onboard. 🙂 Doesn’t take much around here. Haha.

Brittni

Those waffles look so good!! I love them.
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Courtney

Awesome Zoe. You’ll have to let me know how the pancakes version turns out! 🙂

Brittni

I don’t have a waffle iron but I am definitely going to try this for pancakes! I love Matcha powder so I can’t wait to try these out! Great idea, loved this! xx

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Zoë
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