8 Easy and Delicious Matcha Recipes (Desserts and Latte)

Prepare for some delicious matcha recipes that will delight your taste buds! From comforting matcha lattes to sweet matcha treats, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!

mathca muffins, iced matcha latte, matcha cake and mathca pudding.

You’ve come to the perfect place if you love matcha (Japanese green tea powder). Here, I’ll be sharing my all-time favorite matcha recipes that are easy to make and call for simple ingredients.

Find your new go-to matcha recipe and indulge in the delightful world of matcha treats!

    This recipe is for you if:
  • You love matcha.
  • You are looking for easy matcha recipes.
  • You want to know how to use matcha powder.

Let’s get started!

About This Recipe

  • 8 matcha dessert and latte recipes
  • All are made with simple ingredients
  • Include vegan and gluten-free

What is Matcha (抹茶)?

Matcha powder and matcha recipes.

Matcha is traditional Japanese green tea made by grinding down whole green tea leaves called Tencha into an ultra-fine powder. Unlike regular green tea, where you steep the leaves and discard them, matcha provides you with all the goodness and nutrients that leaves contain.

With its vibrant green color and unique earthy flavor, matcha holds a special place in Japanese culture. It’s commonly used in traditional Japanese tea ceremonies but is also found in various desserts like matcha ice cream and cakes.

Its versatility and delicious bitter taste have made it a popular ingredient for both green tea enthusiasts and dessert lovers worldwide.

Matcha offers numerous health benefits. While matcha contains a good amount of caffeine, it is also rich in an amino acid called L-theanine.

This unique combination of caffeine and L-theanine in matcha promotes relaxation and a calm state of alertness and also boosts your energy level and focus.

The Grades of Matcha

matcha powder.

Matcha comes in different grades that reflect its quality. Ceremonial grade matcha is typically reserved for traditional tea ceremonies and is known for its higher quality matcha powder.

On the other hand, culinary grade matcha is more affordable and often used for making desserts.

The choice between different grades of matcha depends on personal preference. I usually use culinary grade matcha, and it tastes good to me. Try both grades and find the best matcha powder for you.

8 Easy and Delicious Matcha Recipes

Check out our collection of favorite matcha recipes – there’s sure to be one you’ll love!

  1. Vegan Matcha Pound Cake
  2. Vegan Matcha Cookies
  3. Matcha Anko Muffins
  4. Rice Flour Matcha Muffins
  5. Matcha Castella Cake
  6. Vegan Matcha Pudding
  7. Matcha Granola
  8. Iced Matcha Latte

1. Matcha Pound Cake (Vegan)

Vegan Matcha Pound Cake

Enjoy the perfect matcha experience with this easy recipe! Its bright green color and comforting matcha flavor will leave you wanting more of its moist and fluffy goodness!

Easy Vegan Matcha Cake Recipe (Green Tea Cake)
5 from 19 votes
A moist and flavorful vegan matcha pound cake with the aroma of matcha. It's just mixing and baking, a super easy cake that anyone can make without failure.
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vegan matcha cake

2. Matcha Cookies (Vegan)

vegan matcha cookies

These matcha green tea cookies are incredibly easy to make and perfect for snacking in the late afternoon or any time of the day!

Vegan Matcha Cookies
5 from 5 votes
No butter or eggs are required for these Vegan Matcha Cookies. They are crisp, crunchy, sweet, and easy to make. Great snacks for late afternoon… or anytime!
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青いお皿に並んだ抹茶クッキー

3. Matcha Anko Muffins (Vegan)

Matcha Anko Muffins (Vegan)

Enjoy the delightful combination of matcha’s subtle green tea flavor, perfectly complemented by a touch of sweetness from the anko (red bean paste).

Matcha Anko Muffins (Easy Vegan Recipe)
5 from 4 votes
These Japanese vegan matcha muffins are so fluffy and moist, and they don't require any eggs or butter. That means it's vegan! Give them a try today – you won't regret it
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ヴィーガン抹茶マフィン

4. Rice Flour Matcha Muffins (Gluten-Free)

Rice Flour Matcha Muffins (Gluten-Free)

This rice flour muffin is for you if you are a matcha flavor enthusiast following a gluten-free diet!

Rice Flour Matcha Muffins (Gluten-Free)
5 from 4 votes
These will hit the spot if you're looking for a gluten-free dessert recipe. Try these rice flour matcha-flavored muffins that are rich in texture and flavor!
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Rice flour matcha muffins on a wire rack.

5. Matcha Castella Cake

Matcha Castella Cake

This homemade matcha castella cake offers a soft and delicious treat that you won’t be able to resist!

Matcha Castella (Japanese Green Tea Cake)
5 from 4 votes
Try making matcha castella (Japanese green tea cake) with this easy recipe! The light texture is achieved by mixing the batter until airy and baking slowly. Enjoy the delicious Japanese cake once it's ready!
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a slice of matcha castella on a plate with a folk

6. Matcha Pudding (Vegan)

Matcha Pudding (Vegan)

If you are looking for a luscious and creamy green tea recipe, this matcha pudding is perfect for you!

Creamy Matcha Pudding (Vegan)
5 from 3 votes
This is simple matcha pudding without egg, cream, or gelatin. Modest in sweetness, and you can enjoy the aroma of Japanese green tea!
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白玉とあんこでトッピングした抹茶豆乳プリン

7. Matcha Granola

Matcha Granola

Enjoy this matcha granola for an easy breakfast or a healthy treat. This delightful blend offers a delicious start to your day or a satisfying snack anytime!

Matcha Granola
5 from 2 votes
If you love matcha, this Japanese matcha-flavored granola is for you! Enjoy it over yogurt or mixing it with your favorite milk. You will love the crunchy texture with the aroma of matcha.
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matcha granola in a glass jar

8. Iced Matcha Latte

Iced Matcha Latte

Try this homemade version if you love picking iced matcha latte at your favorite coffee shops! Even if you don’t have a traditional matcha whisk, you can easily make this green tea latte.

Blend hot water, matcha, and sweeteners like sugar or maple syrup and create a matcha paste. Then, pour in your preferred milk, whether it’s whole milk or non-dairy options like oat milk. In just 5 minutes, you’ll have a delicious and refreshing matcha tea latte!

Easy Iced Matcha Latte (Green Tea Recipe)
5 from 4 votes
Try this easy and quick iced matcha latte! A delicious and refreshing beverage that combines the vibrant flavors of matcha with the goodness of milk!
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Iced matcha latte in a glass.

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Rice flour matcha muffins.

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Prepare for some delicious matcha recipes that will delight your taste buds! From comforting matcha lattes to sweet matcha treats, there's something for everyone to enjoy!

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