I have one more recipe to bring out the green for St Patrick’s Day: Matcha Waffles!
These waffles are deliciously tender and fluffy with crusty edges, just as a waffle should be!
And the addition of matcha powder makes the waffles the perfect shade of green, balanced with just enough sweetness to make every bite all-around delicious.
Matcha gives your breakfast a little superfood boost, while the fun green color will make everyone smile. St Patrick’s Day, Christmas, or just because you want a fun way to start the day!
Why I love this recipe
I can’t help it; I really do love matcha. Every day, I must have my matcha latte or I feel like something is missing! And I have added matcha to muffins, cookies, and pancakes. It seemed like waffles were the logical next step!
I always like to balance the taste of matcha with some sweetness and vanilla. This batter already had some sugar, so I only had to add some vanilla extract with the matcha powder.
I did try this with a couple different batter recipes. This is the final result: a waffle that is fluffy and tender, with crisp edges. All set to use in whatever waffle iron you happen to have!
How to make these matcha (green tea) waffles
To make this waffle batter, first whisk together the dry ingredients in a large bowl, then set it aside briefly.
In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs and milk together. Add this to the flour mixture and whisk gently to mix. Do not overmix.
Add the melted butter and whisk gently to combine.
Cook in a preheated waffle iron according to manufacturer’s directions. Always spray the waffle iron with a little cooking spray to prevent sticking.
I’ve made these with 3 different waffle irons with great results.
My standard size waffle maker takes about ½ cup batter and cooks in 2-3 minutes per waffle.
My Dash mini waffle iron takes about 3 tablespoons of batter and cooks in about 90 seconds per waffle.
And for the ultimate St Patrick’s Day fun, I also have a Shamrock waffle maker. With green batter, it makes the perfect St Patrick’s Day breakfast! This waffle iron takes about 2 tablespoons of batter and cooks in about 90 seconds.
You can serve these waffles with all your favorite toppings. Maple syrup is a classic choice, or fruit and whipped cream whenever you want to feel a little fancy. Even a little jam can be an excellent choice – it’s entirely up to you!
These waffles will come out of the waffle iron nice and crispy, ready to be served. If you’re trying to make a bunch ahead of time, you can place them in a warm oven so they don’t get cold.
However, when you let them sit, they will become softer. And for me, that is a no-go.
How to make the waffles crispy again? I have 2 ways I do this.
One way is to use your toaster. The difficulty with this is that a standard size waffle will probably have to be broken in half to fit in the slot of the toaster. But I’ve done it for years, and it does work. That’s what a toaster does, right? It works especially well for mini waffles, as they fit beautifully in the toaster.
The second way I crisp up my waffles is with my air fryer. Again, the size might be an issue. I have an oven-style air fryer, with a nice wide and flat basket. I can easily fit 2 standard sized waffles in the air fryer basket. My air fryer has a “toast” setting which will take about 3 minutes to gently toast the waffles and give them nice crusty edges again. Yum!
Also, please note that the recipe can be easily made dairy-free. Just use plant-based butter and non-dairy milk (almond milk for me). They still turn out beautifully!
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- 2 cups flour all-purpose
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon matcha powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 ¾ cups almond milk or milk of choice
- ½ cup butter melted (plant based or dairy)
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- Preheat your waffle iron according to manufacturer’s instructions.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, matcha powder, and salt.
- In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs and milk.
- Pour the milk mixture over the flour mixture and whisk gently. Then pour in the melted butter and gently whisk to combine. Do not overmix.
- Add the batter to the preheated waffle iron. (My standard size waffle iron uses about a ½ cup batter, whereas my mini waffle maker uses about 3 tablespoons).
- Cook waffles until brown and crisp. This will take less than 2 minutes for a mini waffle, and 2-3 minutes for a standard size waffle.
- Serve warm, with maple syrup, butter, and/or choice of toppings.
Nutrition values are estimates only, using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.
The color and flavor of these waffles was JUST right! Not bitter, just sweet and contrasting enough.
Wonderful, I'm so glad you liked them, and thank you for the kind review. 🙂
Love recipes like this where we can sneak in a healthy ingredient. Love the bright green color and my boys were very excited to eat Green waffles on St. Patrick's day!
Right? I love sneaking in a little bit of "healthy". So glad your boys enjoyed the waffles!
The kids couldn't get over the color of these waffles! We loved them! So good and the flavor was fabulous!
Fantastic, thank you for the kind review!
This was so fun and the added nutrients are a bonus. I'm saving this to whip up again at Christmas too!
Perfect for Christmas!
Loved the inviting green color of the waffles. I used cashew milk. Easy recipe. My kid really loved it.
Thanks for letting me know that cashew milk works too!
I have made matcha pancakes before but never made any matcha waffles before. These waffles were amazing and delicious! My friends ate 5 of these in one sitting. They were incredibly easy to make.
So glad everyone enjoyed them - thank you for the kind review!
These were delicious! And my kids loved having green pancakes for breakfast yesterday.
Kids of all ages enjoy them!
These were so fun and tasty. The whole family enjoyed them!
We absolutely loved these! They were such a fun green (perfect for my niece!) and a wonderful texture.
Thank you, I'm glad I could brighten your day a little with these waffles!
Yum! I loved this fun way to use matcha. Will definitely be making this recipe for St. Paddy's day. Thanks!
It's the perfect way to start the day!