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Easy Matcha Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Weekends are the best, aren’t they??  For me and my husband, it’s a time where we can spending some time on our breakfast and get a little creative…for example, these pancakes.  During the week, we keep it super simple with breakfast.  Oatmeal, smoothies, fruit with raw peanut butter.  You get the point!  This weekend I decided to make one of my favorite breakfast meals.  Pancakes!  Now for anyone who knows me, they know that I LOVE green tea, especially matcha green tea.  Seriously love it.  I drink it every day.  I thought, what better way to incorporate that into my breakfast?

You might be thinking…matcha green tea in pancakes??  Well, spoiler alert – it actually tastes good!  Not to mention, you get the added benefits such as increased energy, antioxidants and natural energy.  You can pretty much put it in anything!

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When my husband and I were engaged, we were so excited to register for kitchen equipment and utensils.  I have to say that one of my favorite things we registered for was an all-clad griddle pan.  I use it to heat tortillas, make pancakes, saute veggies amongst other things.  Food never sticks to it and it cleans up so well.
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You can eliminate the Greek yogurt and add white vinegar in this recipe if you’d like to keep it vegan.  The vinegar will give them some fluffiness.  Also, these pancakes can be topped with just about anything.  I love to top with my homemade granola, fruits and pure maple syrup.  Happy Monday! 🙂

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Easy Matcha Green Tea Chocolate Chip Pancakes
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Serves: 10 pancakes
 
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon matcha green tea powder
  • 1¼ cups water
  • 2.5 tablespoons greek yogurt (optional)
  • 1.5 tablespoons white vinegar (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract or content of one vanilla bean
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • ¼ cups dairy-free chocolate chips
  • Toppings:
  • granola
  • raspberries
  • bananas
  • pure maple syrup
Instructions
  1. Heat an iron griddle over the stove on medium to high heat.
  2. In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and green tea powder. Whisk until all dry ingredients are fully incorporated. Add water, vinegar, greek yogurt (optional), vanilla extract and maple syrup. Whisk until completely smooth and combined.
  3. Pour all ingredients into a large measuring cup with a spout and begin adding batter to griddle. Add a few chocolate chips onto the uncooked sides. When you see bubbles start to pop up (about 30-40 seconds) on the batter, carefully flip them to the the other side. Cook for another 30-40 seconds and remove from stove. Continue process until all of the batter is used.
  4. Top pancakes with granola, maple syrup, bananas and raspberries.
  5. Enjoy!

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