Spinach and Matcha Pancakes


  • 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
TO SERVE (optional)
  • 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.