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Easy Matcha Chocolate Chip Paleo Pancakes (Four Ingredients!)

Healthy Recipes

9 March 2018

While matcha has become a staple in the wellness world, truthfully it took me a long time to come around to the trend.

Initially I found the taste of matcha powder to be somewhat bland and grassy, and it couldn’t hold a candle to the taste, smell or buzz of coffee (my ultimate drug of choice).

But I kept giving matcha a chance, time after time, because I was so intrigued by the health benefits of this finely ground green tea powder, which are largely in part due to the concentrated dose of catechins, a polyphenol compound.

 

Health Benefits of Catechins Include —

+ Scavenges free radicals, inhibits tumor growth and prevents cancer

+ Boosts metabolism and promotes weight loss

+ Speeds workout recovery

+ Reverses cellular damage caused by oxidative stress

+ Improves immune system function

+ Boosts Energy

 

So I kept testing it out, and discovered a few easy (and delicious) ways to incorporate this super powder into my lifestyle —

+In oat milk lattes — Okay I know it sounds weird, but if you have the opportunity to try a matcha latte with oat milk and honey, it’s delicious, and pretty much the only way I enjoy it in a hot beverage

+In smoothies — especially if you use creamy fats like coconut butter and avocado that help mellow out the sometimes grassy flavor of matcha

+ In pancakes — NOW we’re talking. The pancake mix blends nicely with the matcha powder, so there’s only a tiny hit of matcha flavor (but with all of the health benefits). Plus the green color makes for some St. Patty’s appropriate pancakes (not to mention a fun fix for kiddos and totes insta-worthy breakfast).

 

Oh and if you needed another reason to make pancakes (AS IF) these are completely grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free and only require 4 INGREDIENTS thanks to the Birch Benders Paleo Pancake Mix.

Simply add water, matcha powder and cacao nibs (or dark chocolate chips) and watch some magic happen.

Just don’t forget the real fun, which is in the topping selection. I love adding creamy coconut yogurt (for a tangy taste and dose of good-gut bacteria), fresh mint, a sprinkle of cacao nibs (rich in antioxidants and polyphenols that do amazing things for your bod) and a drizzle of real grade b maple syrup, because duh.

Happy stacking!

xx //

Lauren

Matcha Chocolate Chip Paleo Pancakes

Cook time
0 hours 10 mins
Total time
0 hours 10 mins
matcha chocolate chip pancakes

A delicious, easy and simple way to sneak in the health benefits of matcha, make these chocolate chip paleo pancakes you (and your family's) new weekend go-to.

Author: Lauren Chambers
Cuisine: American
Method: Pan-Fry
Diet: paleo, grain-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, vegetarian, SIBO, leaky-gut
Dish type: Entree
Serves: 2-4

Ingredients

Pancakes -

Optional Toppings -- 

Preparation

  1. Mix all pancake ingredients together (except for oil) until well-combined and set aside. The batter will continue to thicken for a couple additional minutes.
  2. Heat a large, stovetop pan over medium to medium-high heat and lightly grease with coconut oil. 
  3. Scoop ¼ size servings of pancake batter and pour onto pan. Wait until batter bubbles and edges are firm, then flip.
  4. Top with your toppings of choice
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Lauren Chambers

Lauren Chambers is the Nutrition + Hormone Health Coach and Feel Good Food Blogger of sofreshnsogreen.com. She's on a mission to help you balance your hormones, boost your energy and improve your mood through food, so you can look and feel your best.