Having a batch of matcha waffles in the freezer ready to go for a busy morning can be an absolute lifesaver. This also happens to be a great way to use up some ripe bananas, and I know everyone always has one or two of those hanging out in the fridge.
Freezer Friendly Banana Matcha Waffles
These waffles are super easy to make, and the fact that they are freezer-friendly makes them perfect for meal-prepping breakfast when you have a busy week coming up.
I don't know about you, but if I am going to the effort of pulling out the waffle maker, I want more than just one breakfast to show for it.
You will need:
- white whole wheat flour
- organic matcha powder
- baking powder
- baking soda
- 100% pure maple syrup
- milk of choice
- unsalted butter
- ripe bananas.
And of course, you will also need whatever else it is you like to serve with your waffles for topping.
I am quite partial to more maple syrup, sliced bananas, coconut flakes and a sprinkle of matcha.
Tips, Tricks and Substitutions
This is a great recipe for using up some very ripe bananas.
The riper the better, as this is where the waffles will get most of their sweetness from.
To freeze, arrange the waffles in a single layer on a baking sheet small enough to fit into the freezer.
Pop into the freezer.
Remove when frozen and transfer to a freezer-friendly container or Ziploc bag and pop back into the freezer until ready to use.
Simply remove from the freezer and toast the frozen waffles when needed.
Need More Matcha Recipes?
If you are seeing more matcha green tea recipes then check out these for some inspiration:
- Energizing Chocolate Matcha Green Tea Smoothie
- Dark Chocolate, Matcha Coconut Truffles
- White Matcha Hot Chocolate
- Raw Coconut Matcha Fudge
Let me know if you give them a go, or if you have a different way of enjoying your waffles in the morning. I would love to hear from you. Happy eating!
Banana Matcha Waffles
- 2 cups white whole wheat flour
- 1 tablespoon organic matcha powder I use DōMatcha
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons 100% pure maple syrup plus more for serving
- 2 large eggs beaten lightly
- 1 ¾ cup milk of choice I used coconut
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted. Plus extra for the waffle iron
- 2 very ripe bananas mashed
- Pre-heat the waffle iron
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, matcha powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt2 cups white whole wheat flour, 1 tablespoon organic matcha powder, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda, ½ teaspoon salt
- Make a hole in the middle of the mixture and add in the maple syrup, beaten eggs, milk and melted butter. Mix gently to combine (do not overmix or the mixture will be gummy)2 tablespoons 100% pure maple syrup, 2 large eggs, 1 ¾ cup milk of choice, 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- Gently fold in the mashed bananas2 very ripe bananas
- Coat the inside of the waffle-iron with melted butter (skip this step if you have one of those fancy non-stick versions), scoop enough batter into machine to make the waffles (this is going to vary from machine to machine), and cook until ready
- Serve up with some maple syrup, butter and chopped bananas (optional)
- Store: allow matcha waffles to cool completely before storing them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
- Freeze: these waffles freeze really well. Allow them to cool completely before freezing in a single layer and then transferring them to a Ziploc bag.
- Reheat: these are great for popping into the toaster to reheat.
- Matcha: matcha powder can be found in the tea and coffee section of most well-stocked grocery stores.