Matcha Oatmeal

This may not be the best way to open this post, but I’m not completely “won over” by matcha. I’m not even exactly sure what it is. ^_^ It’s a green tea powder with a very unique taste. You can find it in lattes (green tea latte), in candy, and in ice cream. My favorite is the last one.

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I decided to buy some to try for my oatmeal. As I did my research, I learned that quality matters. Matcha powder can be pretty pricey, but don’t settle for a cheap one. Read the reviews before you buy; some can have an off-putting flavor.

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Matcha powder also requires a small amount of sweetener. Just trust me on this one. As someone who has tried to endure it unsweetened multiple times….no. Just no.

Matcha Oatmeal

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Yield: serves 1

What you'll need:

  • 1 cup milk of choice (or water)
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats (I use Country Choice Organic)
  • 1/3 cup pureed or shredded zucchini or yellow squash*
  • 1 tbsp matcha green tea powder
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • pinch of salt

How to make it:

  1. Bring milk (I used 1/2 cup almond milk and 1/2 cup water) to a boil, add oats, and reduce heat to medium. (If you’d like to add a teaspoon of flax or chia seeds, do so now.)
  2. Add pureed squash. Stir occasionally.
  3. Once more of the liquid has absorbed, add green tea powder, maple syrup, and salt. Stir.
  4. When you’re pleased with the consistency of the oatmeal, transfer to a bowl. Possible toppings: coconut, almonds, macadamia nuts, almond butter, berries.

Just an FYI:

*Squash is for texture and nutritional reasons. Feel free to omit.

Matcha Oatmeal

About Lauren Smith

Lauren is a herbivore, Slytherin, and connoisseur of oats. She is a former teacher who is currently studying to earn a master's degree in curriculum development. You can follow her on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.

9 Responses to Matcha Oatmeal

  1. Mary Taffe says:

    Hi Lauren, Matcha is supposed to be highly affective in lowering inflammation–connected with all sorts of ailments. Are you allowed to recommend a brand or quality of Matcha?
    Thanks & love your recipes!

  2. Joleen says:

    I literally feel like this oatmeal recipe is speaking to me…I am obsessed with anything matcha flavored, and on top of that, I ALWAYS have to have my toasted coconut chips on top of any of my oatmeal! You, my friend, are an oatmeal goddess.

  3. Woah, I was literally thinking to myself “I’ll try adding my new matcha powder into my oatmeal tomorrow” when I looked at your blog!
    I completely agree that matcha powder needs some kind of sweetener. When I made an unsweetened mug of matcha tea the other day, it was like drinking grass.

  4. Thank for sharing.
    It is very useful.

  5. SBOBET says:

    Thank for sharing.
    I love Matcha.

  6. SBO says:

    How does it taste?

  7. Kelsey says:

    I tried this out today! i skipped the maple syrup and added strawberries, jam, and peanut butter. With the jam, I found it didn’t need any more sweetener. The matcha is definitely a strange taste, but I think I like it!

  8. Tricia Cruz says:

    Do you have the nutritional content of this meal once it’s all put together?

    • Lauren Smith says:

      I don’t, but if you Google “nutrition calculator,” you will find websites that allow you to enter in a recipe. I do not do this for my recipes because I used to care too much about calories, so it’s better for my mental health to distance myself from the numbers. Sorry I can’t help!

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