Matcha Snack Recipes
Think matcha is just for matcha lattes? Think again! Turn tea time into snack time with these delicious matcha snack recipes. Whether you’re looking for something savory or need a sweet treat, there’s something for everybody.
Use the Right Matcha!
When cooking with matcha, it’s important to work with a culinary grade matcha. At My Matcha Life™, our Foodie’s Culinary Grade Matcha is ideal for matcha lattes, smoothies, baking, and many other cooking applications. Foodie’s Matcha is made from second harvest tea leaves, providing a nice balance of nutrients—especially catechin antioxidants—and a strong green tea flavor.
Our Favorite Matcha Snack Recipes
Without further ado, here are our favorite matcha snack recipes!
Vegan Matcha Protein Muffins
These vegan matcha protein muffins are so delicious, you’ll never believe they’re actually good for you. When you sink your teeth into one, you’ll get the green tea flavor you love, a healthy serving of plant-based protein and the sweet taste of chocolate. You’ll also get the energy-boosting benefits of matcha, which means these muffins would make a perfect afternoon snack.
Need a midday pick-me-up? Calm your mind (and your munchies) with matcha popcorn. This matcha snack recipe adds a tranquil twist to traditional buttered popcorn by adding a light green coating of Foodie’s Matcha Tea to each popped kernel. The best part? You only need four ingredients, and it’s ready to eat in just a few minutes.
Fruit Salad with Matcha Honey Yogurt
If you’re looking for a crowd-pleasing dish that’s sweet but healthy, this fruit salad with matcha honey yogurt is just what you need! It’s easy to make and comes together in just a few minutes. You can use any kind of fruit and as many as you like! The best part though is the creamy matcha honey yogurt. The sweetness of the yogurt and honey balances out the bitterness of the matcha and provides the perfect coating to the fruit.
Take your guacamole from a siesta to a fiesta with Foodie’s Matcha Tea! This simple matcha snack recipe incorporates all of the fresh ingredients you would find in traditional guacamole: avocados, garlic, cilantro, diced tomatoes and lemon juice. But what really takes it to the next level is the addition of matcha. This is a great way to sneak in some extra nutrients, like antioxidants and amino acids. Enjoy this matcha guacamole with chips, crackers, or fresh veggies. Pro tip: Use avocados that are ripe, but firm.
Matcha Shortbread Cookies
If you enjoy traditional shortbread cookies, then you’re going to love these matcha shortbread cookies! Making these calming cookies requires a little patience, because you have to chill the dough. If you’re tempted to skip this step, don’t! Chilling the dough not only intensifies the matcha flavor, it also prevents the butter from melting too fast so the cookies can retain their circular shape. The end result is a crisp and buttery shortbread cookie that pairs well with a matcha latte—or enjoy them on their own when you need a little brain boost.
Matcha Peppermint Bark
Meet your new favorite holiday duet: matcha and peppermint! This recipe adds a green tea twist to traditional peppermint bark. To make matcha peppermint bark, you only need three ingredients: white chocolate, matcha, and candy canes. The vibrant green color from the Foodie’s Matcha Tea adds a beautiful, seasonal hue while the crushed candy canes provide a delicious contrast to the smooth white chocolate. This matcha peppermint bark would also make a sweet edible gift for friends and family.
Vegan Matcha Lime Chia Pudding
Turn snack time into a moment of zen with this vegan matcha lime chia pudding. If you aren’t familiar with chia pudding, this recipe is going to be your new favorite snack. Chia seeds are rich in fiber, loaded with antioxidants, contain omega-3 fatty acids, and are a good source of plant protein. This matcha snack recipe is completely vegan and naturally sweetened with dates and Stevia. The end result is a sweet and creamy pudding loaded with a great matcha flavor that will leave you feeling full and energized.
Matcha Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Bars
What do you get when you combine peanut butter cups and matcha? These matcha chocolate peanut butter granola bars! This delicious on-the-go snack is healthier than it sounds—because unlike store bought granola bars, this recipe contains only five natural ingredients. They’re also completely customizable, which means you can add any combination of your favorite toppings, like nuts, seeds, or dried fruit.