Here's the complete round up of the best matcha recipes in the paleo community. All of these recipes are dairy free, gluten free, paleo, and some are even keto friendly! Look through them all and save your favorites.
I've recently become quite obsessed with matcha recipes, as evidenced by my daily consumption of either this Iced Bulletproof Matcha Latte or this Coconut Matcha Latte. When you read about the benefits of this #superpowder, you'll realize the matcha's recent call to fame and superfood status is completely justified. Step aside, loose leaf green tea, because matcha is ten times the powerhouse you are. Literally, just 1 cup of brewed matcha tea is equivalent to 10 cups of brewed loose leaf green tea.
Unlike loose leaf green tea, you'll be consuming a stone ground version of the entire leaf with matcha. This is what accounts for it's potency in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. However, it also means the flavor is more intense. It has a bit of a bitter and grassy flavor, which like most of our other truly great flavors – coffee, wine, hoppy beer – makes it an acquired taste. But, just as it is the case with most acquired tastes, you'll fall hard over time. So start out slowly, and increase the total matcha used in these recipes as your palate adjusts.
Since you're likely just here for the matcha recipes, I won't go into the benefits of matcha in this blog (check out this post if you're interested in those). I'd love to continue adding to this round up, so if you have a recipe you think should be included, let me know in the comments below!
The Best Matcha Recipe Round Up
This matcha tart recipe includes two unexpected ingredients to add moisture to the filling, and the result is creamy, sweet, and refreshing. What more could you ask for in a Matcha Chocolate Cream Tart?
“I have to admit, at first taste I wasn’t convinced. Matcha definitely has a more “earthy” flavor compared to coffee, but not at all in a bad way.These days, the perfect iced matcha latte leaves me completely satisfied (i.e. not craving my ole go to, Mr. Coffee).
I realize that it sounds like a tall order (pun intented), but trust me when I say this iced matcha latte won’t leave ya hangin’. I hope you trust my judgement when I say that the perfect iced matcha latte has the power to not only make you question your monogamous relationship with coffee, but it may just become the new front runner in your love life.”
“For newbie matcha friends and lovers alike – you surely can’t go wrong with these pistachio matcha bliss balls. They’re packed with nutrients and antioxidants from the matcha, pisctachios, dates, almonds and coconut.
They’re also refined sugar free and the perfect sweet, healthy snack. One or two will satisfy your hunger and sweet tooth in one fell swoop. Green balls of bliss + matcha happy dance = the perfect treat.”
“We've all heard of superfoods – foods that are incredibly nutrient dense, and have a long list of benefits. Well, I dubbed the term “superpowder” as a way to describe powdered products of similar status. These superpowders are supplemental to foods, meaning, they can't really be consumed alone.
The superpowders featured in this recipe are matcha, collagen, and gelatin. Matcha is extremely high in antioxidants, specifically, catechins such as EGCG. EGCG has been the subject of extensive clinical trials all over the world due to it's amazing health benefits. Matcha is also a great source of blood building chlorophyll, vitamins, and minerals, as well as many polyphenols that we have yet to study.”
“Thinking of how I could combine my two latest loves – matcha and salted caramel – this new beauty was born. An iced matcha and salted caramel latte. And when you’ve got a delicious beverage that’s dairy-free and friendly for paleo and vegan peeps – you know you’ve got a winner.
I personally like to swirl it all together, blending the salted caramel, coconut milk and matcha. But you may prefer a straw full of each flavor. However you drink it, you really can’t go wrong. It’s matcha and salted caramel after all.”
“For now I’m sticking with tequila at home but I’d LOVE to have a well stocked home bar one day. Any tips? I’m covered on the tequila, wine, and brandy front but other than that I’m clueless!
I’m perfectly OK with that for know though because this Spicy Matcha Margarita is my jam. It’s spicy from the jalapeños, earthy from the matcha, and sweet from the honey simple syrup. It’s sort of like a spiked spicy iced green tea. I’m not complaining.”
“Pine nuts seem to be a popular ingredient and I am happy to discover that they are not only paleo friendly but also a good source of manganese, copper and magnesium.
I was so happy that these cookies took me only 30 minutes to make (including baking) and they are moist inside and slightly crunchy outside.”
“When you drink green tea, you’re trusting the water to extract beneficial properties from the leaf in its whole form. The problem is, water can only extract a small portion of the beneficial antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, and amino acids from the leaves. Which means, you’re throwing away most of what you bought the green tea for in the first place.
Matcha tea on the other hand, is stone ground tea leaves. These tea leaves are young and delicate, and most often are hand picked in Japan before being flash frozen to preserve their nutrients. Since you’re consuming the whole leaf when you drink matcha, you’re reaping all the benefits. How’s that for a superfood?”
“Bars of dairy-free, keto matcha protein ice cream drizzled with keto dark chocolate. Completely vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, sugar-free, and keto. Bursting with healthy fats for your fat fueled, keto life.
They’re no bake and you don’t need an ice cream maker to feast on this vegan, keto ice cream.”
“As I love ice cream so much I thought that I would make another batch but this time I wanted it to be dairy, egg, gelatin, AND sugar free, because I like a challenge ya know… and, well I did it!”
“These Paleo Cornflake Cakes have now become a firm pre and post workout snack in my house as they have some extra special ingredients to help you along your way – spirulina and a whole lotta coco-loco love.”
“There’s something about the combination of lime and coconut that I’ve always loved. I’m one of those strange people who doesn’t like coconut with chocolate, but I love coconut paired with citrus fruits and pineapple. This time I decided to add in some matcha powder for an antioxidant punch and exotic flavoring.”
“I'm late to the mug-cake party, but how that I've started I can't be stopped. Less than ten minutes to a warm, freshly “baked” cake with a moist, tender crumb? Sign me up… over and over again. I made two or three of these on Saturday and two more on Sunday to perfect the recipe and try out all the variations. Then I woke up this morning with a bad case of the Mondays, and decided to make myself one for breakfast.
Someone hide the mugs – I think I'm addicted.”
“Matcha green tea has a reputation for a lot of good health benefits, from weight loss to removing chemical toxins and heavy metals within the body, but what many people don’t discuss are the benefits it has upon our skin! Matcha contains a whopping 130+ more antioxidants than regular green tea and these antioxidants help to protect your skin from signs of aging.”