Three Matcha recipes to eat your way to a little energy boost whether it’s the 3pm slump or the start of your morning, with Matcha Date Raw Bars, Matcha Banana Nut Muffins, and Matcha Chia Pudding.
And don’t worry, these matcha recipes are made for the busy mom who doesn’t have hours to spend making treats or filling up the sink with unnecessary dishes, EASY and QUICK!
Let’s Talk Energy
Matcha is the energizing ingredient in each recipe. Just one serving of matcha has 80mg-120mg of caffeine which is equal to one cup of coffee.
BUT the difference is it’s naturally high occurring l-theanine ingredient, which is a compound that is said to create “relaxation without sedation”. L-theanine in conjunction with matcha’s amino acids result in none of those coffee jitters a lot of feel. You can change the servings of matcha in any of these recipes to increase or decrease the caffeine.
Pay Attention to Your Serving
Most matcha powders have a serving size of 2 teaspoons, so using tablespoons in these recipes will make each treat more potent. But every matcha powder’s serving size can be different so check your label and change according if you have to.
Personalize your treats
Depending on the amount of energy you want from each treat, pay attention to how many servings of matcha will be in each serving. If you have an allergies, or have a child in a nut free school like I do, feel free to omit any nut products and customize.
Since matcha is a powder, you can ideally add it to just about anything! Get creative and share what you make with me, shoot me an email or DM and I’ll share your creations.
Let’s get energized!
Matcha Recipe 1 | Matcha Date Raw Bars
your ooey gooey homemade larabar with a energy punch
1 2/3 cup pitted dates (about 9 oz)
1/3 cup cacao powder
2/3 cup slivered almonds (about 4 oz)
2 tbsp matcha powder
2 tbsp coconut butter
1/3 cup coconut flakes
2 tbsp syrup sweetener (pure maple syrup, honey, or date syrup)
Throw all the ingredients into a food processor and let them combine for about two minutes, mixing any lumps that form if needed. Once the ingredients are equally worked together, dump everything onto a parchment paper lined glass baking dish and pat it down with your hands. You want the dough to be about 1 inch thick, like an energy bar would. Then cover your glass dish with saran wrap and pop into the fridge for 2 hours.
Once they’ve chilled dust with matcha and cut them into the desired size rectangles or squares. If you want to keep them from sticking together, wrap them individually in parchment paper.
Basically 3 steps!
Matcha Recipe 2 | Matcha Banana Nut Muffins
skip the boring bran muffin, these are healthy, delicious, and high energy
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup of water
- 2 tbsp oil (I like coconut or avocado oil)
- 4 tbsp matcha powder
- Handful of almonds
Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Whisk egg, water, matcha, oil, and mix until well combined. pour into a greased or paper-lined muffin tin 3/4 full and bake for 25-30 minutes.
P.S. Told you I would make this easy! Simple Mills uses 7 ingredients with almond flour as the base and coconut sugar is the sweetener. Completely dairy free and paleo friendly, Simple Mills is by far the healthiest boxed mixes. But if you can’t get to them here is a recipe for a paleo banana muffins.
Matcha Recipe 3 | Matcha Chia Pudding
three main ingredients, thrown in the fridge overnight tada!
1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1 1/4 cup nut milk of choice
- 1 serving of matcha powder
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2-3 drops of liquid stevia
Mix the nut milk and chia seeds in a large bowl. In a separate small bowl or mug, use a bamboo whisk or electric frother to mix matcha powder with a little hot water to avoid clumping. Then mix in the matcha mixture with the milk and chia seeds, slowly adding in the vanilla and stevia.
Once mixed together, cover with saran wrap and leave in the fridge overnight.
Three Ingredients? This entire recipe is based on the chia seeds, nut milk, and matcha powder the rest is just how you want to sweeten or spice!
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