The Fluffiest Matcha Pancakes Recipe (American Style Pancakes)

My fluffiest pancake ever recipe was so popular that I decided to make the fluffiest matcha pancakes, too.

These super-fluffy American-style pancakes are flavoured with a generous helping of matcha, making them perfect for green tea fans. I actually made these fluffiest matcha pancakes recipe after I bought some matcha I was a little disappointed with.

I like my matcha bright green with smooth nutty notes, not too bitter or grassy. The matcha I bought this time was on sale, so I thought it was a good opportunity to try it. Alas, it was a bit muddy in colour, and a bit sharp for my tastes when it came to drinking freshly-whisked with hot water.

It was perfect for cooking though – so I thought, why not make matcha pancakes with it?

The end result was super tasty: thick, fluffy, moist pancakes with plenty of matcha flavour, and the bitterness of the green tea was balanced out by the mild sweetness of the pancakes.

I served my fluffy matcha pancakes with honey and salted butter, but you can have yours however you like – sweet or savoury.

You can also watch how I make fluffy matcha pancakes on my YouTube channel, Tashcakes:

Ready? Let's go.

(Makes about 10 pancakes.)


115g self-raising flour
1 tbsp matcha, sifted
1 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp caster sugar
Pinch of salt
1 egg
2 tbsp melted unsalted butter
130ml milk


1. Stir the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.

2. Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture, and crack the egg into the centre.

3. Pour in the melted butter into the centre along with the egg, and gradually stir in the milk until you have a smooth batter. Only mix until just combined – don't overbeat or you'll risk tougher pancakes.

4. Set aside the matcha pancake batter to thicken for about five minutes. Meanwhile, preheat a pan with a little vegetable oil on a medium heat, wiping off the excess oil with kitchen paper.

5. Drop scoopfuls of pancake batter into your pan, gently shaping into circles while being careful not to flatten too much. Cook for about two minutes, flip, and cook for about a further minutes before removing from the pan.

6. Repeat until you've used up all the pancake batter, and serve your pancakes as you like.

Enjoy, and have fun.


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