Matcha Pancakes with Pomegranate Acai Syrup

Welcome back for the breakfast portion of this month’s Cooking with Astrology “Aries”.  Our wild and crazy week is coming to an end with these delicious Matcha Pancakes with Pomegranate Acai Syrup.  Matcha Powder is ground from Japanese Gyokuru tea leaves, and available at Asian markets and on Amazon Maeda-En Matcha – Culinary Quality, 1-Ounce. :)

The matcha powder is made using the tea leaves, and has 33 times higher amounts of antioxidants as blueberries!  They claim that it boosts metabolism, increases focus, and skin health.Matcha Pancakes with Pomegranate Acai Syrup Cooking with Astrology Aries cookingwithcurls.com

I made my pancakes with whole-wheat pastry flour, so they are rather flat.  If you would like fluffy pancakes, use un-bleached all-purpose flour. :)

Start by making the syrup…..

Matcha Pancakes with Pomegranate Acai Syrup ingredients cookingwithcurls.com

Pour the juice and maple syrup into a saucepan, and place over medium-high heat.  Mix the Tapioca Flour…..

Tapioca Flour cookingwithcurls.com

with water to dissolve and form a paste…..

Tapioca Flour and water cookingwithcurls.com

add to the saucepan and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until syrup thickens…..

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Taste to check sweetness.  Add more maple syrup if needed.  Remove from heat, and set aside.

To make the pancakes, beat the eggs in a large bowl until frothy…..

Matcha Pancakes eggs cookingwithcurls.com

Sift in the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and sugar…..

Matcha Pancakes flour cookingwithcurls.com

Stir in the buttermilk…..

Matcha Pancakes add milk cookingwithcurls.com

Then stir in the butter and matcha powder…..

Marcha Pancakes butter cookingwithcurls.com

Mix only until combined and no longer lumpy…..

Matcha Pancakes mix cookingwithcurls.com

Heat griddle or skillet over medium-high heat, and grease lightly.  Pour 1/3 cup of batter on the griddle and cook until bubbly and batter is set, about 2 minutes…..

Matcha Pancakes griddle cookingwithcurls.com

Flip over, and cook until golden brown, about 2 additional minutes…..

Matcha Pancakes flip cookingwithcurls.com

Keep pancakes warm while you continue to cook additional pancakes.  I put them on a wire rack to keep them from sweating and sticking to the plate…..

Matcha Pancakes stack cookingwithcurls.com

Serve with syrup…..

Matcha Pancakes with Pomegranate Acai Syrup Cooking with Astrology #Aries cookingwithcurls.com

The pancakes have a slight tea flavor, but it is not overpowering.  This syrup is the perfect compliment to these pancakes, with it’s fruity flavor that is not too sweet.  Garnish with non-freezer burnt blueberries, or any other berries that may be in season. ;)

NATHAN FILLION

(Photo courtesy of ABC)

Why yes, I would love a mocha to go with our breakfast! ;)

Happy Birthday to Princess Cassi, Dad {John}, Papa Smurf, Nathan Fillion, Cindy {Little Miss Celebration}, Cheryl, and Paula {CallMePMc}. :)

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Spinach Artichoke Dip.  Followed by…..

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Rosemary and Panko Crusted Salmon.  Topped off with…..

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Vegan Chocolate Walnut Fudge Ice Cream for dessert.

Thank you so much for following along each month!  Next month is Taurus, which happens to be my sign!!

Enjoy!

Matcha Pancakes with Pomegranate Acai Syrup

Serves 4
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 20 minutes
Total time 30 minutes
Meal type Breakfast
I made these really fun Matcha Pancakes with Pomegranate Acai Syrup for this month's Cooking with Astrology breakfast.

Ingredients

  • For the Pancakes
  • 2 Large organic eggs
  • 2 Cups unbleached all-purpose flour (I used whole-wheat pastry flour, so mine did not rise)
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 Cups buttermilk (I used coconut milk + 1 Tablespoon of vinegar)
  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter (melted)
  • 1 Tablespoon matcha tea powder
  • For the Syrup
  • 2 Cups pomegranate acai juice (I used Naked Juice, no-sugar added)
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons tapioca flour
  • 1 Tablespoon water

Directions

To make the syrup:
Pour the juice and maple syrup into a small sauce pan.
Mix the tapioca flour with the water to dissolve, then add to the saucepan.
Heat over medium-low heat for 8 to 10 minutes, until mixture thickens. Remove from heat and allow to cool until ready to use.
To make the pancakes:
In a large bowl, beat the eggs with a mixer until frothy.
Sift in the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and sugar.
Stir in the buttermilk, melted butter and matcha powder just until combined and no lumps remain.
Heat a griddle or skillet over medium-high heat. Lightly grease the griddle.
Pour about 1/3 cup of batter on the griddle. Cook until bubbles form on the top, about 2 minutes.
Flip pancake and cook until golden brown on the other side, about 2 more minutes.
Remove from heat and keep warm until all pancakes are cooked.
Serve with syrup.

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Comments

  1. says

    I’ve never had Matcha tea powder, but I’ll eat anything smothered in blueberries. :) These pancakes look great, Lisa, and I just bought tapioca flour for some gluten-free baking, so now I know where else to use it!
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