Matcha Waffles

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Why have plain waffles when you can have matcha waffles? Light and crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, you’d be surprised how easy this green tea waffle recipe is to make.

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Matcha Green Tea Waffles from Scratch

These waffles looks delicious, right? Yup, they are! This matcha (green tea) waffles recipe is not only easy to make, but is also pretty to look at.

There aren’t any fancy ingredients needed for this recipe — you probably have them in the pantry. Well, except for the matcha. 

What I love most about this recipe is that you can freeze them and they’ll toast up perfectly. Make a double or triple batch and store the waffles in the freezer. When you want a quick breakfast or even a snack, take one out and pop it in the toaster oven.

They’re WAY better than your store-bought frozen waffles.

RELATED: Matcha (Green Tea) Pancakes

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Here’s What I Used to Make This Recipe:

  • Matcha
    I love this matcha for lattes and recipes. Great color and quality. If you don’t want to spend so much, get this lower priced matcha.
  • All purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, milk, vegetable oil, salt, milk, egg
  • Mixing bowls and whisk
    To mix the dry and wet ingredients.
  • Ladle
    Preferably one with a little spout for easy pouring, to scoop the waffle mix to the waffle maker.
  • Waffle maker
    Obviously essential!
  • Maple syrup and salted culture butter

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A trick to getting the matcha green to show through is not to completely fill the waffle maker with the mix.

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Ladle on the mix from the center so it’ll spread out, but not touching the outer edges.

Make the entire batch (or two) over the weekend and freeze the waffles for a quick breakfast during the week. All you have to do is pop them in the toaster oven and they’ll warm up beautifully. If you’re lazy like me, you’ll love it.

Waffles Recipe photo

Matcha Green Tea Waffles Recipe Tips

  • The main tip is not to fill the entire waffle maker with the waffle mix so that the green will show through. Just ladle enough to fill in the middle.
  • Whole milk works best for this recipe.
  • Add a little ice cream and you’ve got dessert!

RELATED: What is Matcha? (All Your Matcha Questions, Answered)

Matcha Waffles Recipe photo

4.63 from 37 votes

Matcha Waffles

By: Queenie Fok for Oh, How Civilized
Light and crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, these matcha waffles are delicious and easy to make.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 6 waffles




  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 5 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon matcha
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 egg


  • In a bowl, sift and mix dry ingredients. In another bowl, mix wet ingredients and add to dry mix.
  • Ladle waffle mix onto a waffle maker. (We didn't fill the waffle maker to the outer edges since we wanted the pretty matcha green to show.)
  • Cook until golden brown. and we cooked 2.5 minutes on one side, then flipped for another 2.5 minutes for a total cooking time of 5 minutes.
  • Serve hot and toasty with maple syrup and salted cultured butter. 


Calories: 260Carbohydrates: 33gProtein: 6gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 550mgPotassium: 92mgFiber: 1gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 230IUCalcium: 289mgIron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. Love this recipe. My GF is a matcha fiend and likes waffles so she’ll go cray for these. Great presentation with the exposed matcha green.

  2. Hi,

    I just tried this recipe, and currently munching it happily. So delicious! Thank you for a wonderful matcha waffle recipe 🙂

  3. I’ve been lurking on your blog for months, but I had to break silence. It’s so nice to see new posts, and this and the previous #TeaAtThree post are beautiful. Thank you for the continued tea goodness!

    1. Hi Anne, thanks so much for your lovely words! Now that the blog has been redesigned, I’m hoping to get back to posting more often.