This creamy matcha oatmeal is the perfect healthy breakfast that gives you an energy boost and can even help improve your digestion. One serving provides over 100% of your daily value of vitamin K and almost 11 grams of fiber.
What is matcha?
Matcha is powdered green tea leaves. This differs from green tea since instead of seeping the tea leaves in water, matcha powder is whisked with hot water to make an earthy green beverage.
Another difference between matcha and green tea is growing methods. Matcha tea leaves are grown in the shade, which leads to higher levels of chlorophyll and a deeper green color.
Matcha contains more caffeine than green tea, but less than a cup of coffee. The caffeine is also released slower which can be helpful for those who suffer from caffeine sensitivity.
Matcha tea first arrived in Japan by way of a Zen Buddhist monk who just arrived back from China. He established a ceremony and devotion involving matcha tea that eventually gained popularity in Japan.
Dishes including matcha include matcha lattes, ice creams and baked desserts. But traditionally, ceremonial grade matcha is consumed with hot water and no sweeteners or milk.
Where to find
Matcha can be found at most Asian grocery stores in the tea aisle. But, if you want the best quality, it may be best to purchase matcha powder online.
There are two varieties of matcha: ceremonial grade matcha and culinary grade matcha. Ceremonial grade matcha is better quality, which is why culinary grade matcha is often used in lattes and desserts.
If you are looking for affordable, culinary grade matcha that is still full of flavor, try these ones out.
If you are looking for a higher end, ceremonial grade matcha, here are a few of my favorites.
Ingredients for Matcha Oatmeal
To make this recipe, you will need all of the ingredients listed below. Next to each ingredient is a list of possible substitutions that you can use. For the best results, stick to the original ingredients.
|Quick oats, steel-cut oats (add additional ½ cup milk if using)
|Coconut milk, almond milk, oat milk, soy milk, half and half, heavy cream
|Mashed ripe banana
|Flax seeds, hemp seeds
|White chocolate chips
|Any other fresh fruits
Also feel free to add additional add-ins as desired. Some add-ins include maple syrup, vanilla extract, brown sugar, coconut milks, sliced almonds or chocolate chips.
How to make Matcha Oatmeal
In a small saucepan over medium heat, add the rolled oats and milk. Stir until the oats have started to soften and absorb the milk. Then, add the unsweetened applesauce and chia seeds. Continue to stir.
Once the chia seeds begin to expand, add half of the white chocolate chips and all of the marshmallows. Stir until the both ingredients have fully melted. Add the matcha and stir until well combined.
Transfer the oatmeal to two separate bowls and top with sliced strawberries and the remaining white chocolate chips.
How to store leftovers
If you have any leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. This recipe should last about 2-3 days in the refrigerator before going bad. The texture will worsen the longer it stays in the refrigerator, so I recommend eating them as soon as possible.
If you make this recipe using steel-cut oats, I would recommend adding an additional ½ cup of milk to the recipe. Steel-cut oats are harder and take longer to cook, so they require the extra liquid to cook fully.
This recipe calls for mashed banana, but if you don’t like the taste or don’t have any on hand, you can use applesauce as an alternative. If you don’t have an applesauce, a tablespoon of sweetener can also work.
If you try out this recipe, let me know! Let a comment down below and tag me on social media @tasteitwithtia.
Matcha Oatmeal with White Chocolate + Marshmallow
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1 1/2 cups milk of choice
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 tbsp white chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup marshmallows
- 1 cup sliced strawberries
- In a small saucepan over medium heat, add the rolled oats and milk. Stir until the oats have started to soften and absorb the milk.
- Then, add the unsweetened applesauce and chia seeds. Continue to stir.
- Once the chia seeds begin to expand, add half of the white chocolate chips and all of the marshmallows. Stir until the both ingredients have fully melted.
- Add the matcha and stir until well combined.
- Transfer the oatmeal to two separate bowls and top with sliced strawberries and the remaining white chocolate chips.