Pancakes and the weekend have always been a good pair. But, Chia Matcha Pancakes with Strawberry Maple Coulis plus the weekend is the ultimate match (or matcha) made in heaven. 🙂

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I’ve been on a matcha tea kick lately… for the past 6 months really.

One of my friends texted me a while back to ask if I had heard of it, and when I hadn’t, I decided to do some research.

The more I found out how great matcha tea was for you, the more I realized that this was right up my ally and I needed to try it ASAP.

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Matcha tea is an antioxidant powerhouse. In one cup of matcha tea, it has as many antioxidants as in 10 cups of green tea. 10!  And I don’t know if it’s just me, but my body can really feel how healthy it is.

Plus it gives me such a great consistent boost of energy, without any crashes. I just love it!

But matcha tea isn’t the only healthy part of these pancakes. There’s banana, strawberries, and chia seeds in there too, which are a good source of antioxidants, omega 3s and protein.

Now that I think about it, these delicious pancakes are actually quite good for you! 🙂

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I expected them to be a bit “greener” from the matcha, but I think that they aren’t because of the chia seeds in the recipe, and because this batch of matcha tea that I currently have is not as bright green as prior ones that I have had.

I’d be curious to see how using a brighter colored matcha would affect the color here, as well as in baking.

Note: after some research I found that using an acid, like vinegar, would enhance the color in baking.

Which, by the way, I can’t wait to do. I seriously can’t wait to bake muffins and cakes with matcha tea powder!

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Originally I had planned on making a matcha muffin recipe, BUT on a recent Saturday morning I wanted pancakes… and then I saw my pack of matcha tea on the counter and thought, ehhh why not.

So instead of drinking 1 tsp of matcha tea, I ate it in these Chia Matcha Pancakes with Strawberry Maple Coulis pancakes!

And, as you can see, I loved it!!

I chose to make a strawberry coulis because there is a slight bitterness to matcha tea that reminds me of the bitterness in strawberries. Plus strawberry coulis and pancakes is always a good idea.

I can’t wait until the weekend now to make these again! 🙂

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Chia Matcha Pancakes with Strawberry Maple Coulis (paleo, GF)

Servings: 6 pancakes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes
This Chia Matcha Pancakes with Strawberry Maple Coulis recipe is an antioxidant packed Paleo pancake recipe made with almond flour, coconut flour, and bananas.

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl and whisk until everything is blended. OR Blend all the ingredients together in a blender.
  • If you are using a blender, scrape the sides of the blender down with a spatula and blend everything together one more time.
  • Before cooking the pancakes, put 1 tbs maple syrup and 1 cup of strawberries into a pan and heat over medium heat. Stir often for 8-10 minutes, then remove from heat and let your coulis cool a bit.
  • Heat a large pan over medium heat. Put a little olive oil onto the pan and spread it around.
  • Put small amounts of the batter onto the pan. I used 2 Tbs worth of batter to make each pancake (yields about 6 pancakes total). You probably will have to make these in two batches.
  • Wait until the batter starts bubbling a bit (2-3 minutes) before flipping. Cook for about 30 seconds- 1 minute on the other side, or until golden brown.
  • Note: depending on your stove top or your pan, these may cook more or less quickly, so just keep an eye on them.
  • Top your pancakes in the strawberry coulis.
  • Should yield about 6 pancakes, this serves 1 or 2.
Author: Dominique | Perchance to Cook

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