Spinach & matcha pancakes

Our easy spinach pancake recipe gets an extra boost from matcha powder – top with fresh fruit or yogurt for a vibrant green breakfast or hearty weekend brunch.

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:20 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 330
  • fat 11g
  • saturates 5g
  • carbs 46g
  • sugars 7g
  • fibre 2g
  • protein 11g
  • salt 1g


  • 2 tsp matcha powder
  • 60g spinach
  • 100ml milk
  • 200g self raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 25g butter, melted plus extra for frying
  • handful green grapes
  • few mint leaves
  • 1 green apple or pear, sliced
  • 4 tbsp lime marmalade or lime curd, warmed
  • 4 tbsp natural yogurt


  1. Put the matcha powder, spinach and milk into a blender and whizz up until smooth. Pour it into a bowl with the rest of the pancake ingredients and whisk until the mixture is lump-free.

  2. Melt a small knob of butter in a large non-stick pan then start frying the pancakes making each one from approx. 2 tbsp batter. Cook them for 2-3 mins then flip over and cook for another minute on the reverse. You will need to do this in 3 or 4 batches depending on the size of your frying pan.

  3. Serve the pancakes stacked up with plenty of green fruit and a drizzle of warm lime curd or marmalade if you like.

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