10 Matcha Recipes To Win You Over To The Green Side, In Case You Haven't Jumped On This Trend Already

In case you haven't noticed, matcha — and by association, matcha recipes — is having a moment. This fine powdered version of green tea is popping up everywhere, from beverage shots to super sweet desserts. It has a very distinct taste, and offers a variety of health benefits (from antioxidants to metabolism boosters). Green tea has basically become the answer to any problem, so since the actual leaves of green tea are what matcha powder is made of, it's no surprise that matcha is also good for you. Since the flavor is unique, but still quite subtle, it seems to fit in all kinds of snacks and dessert recipes. Here are 10 of our favorites. 

Image: Half Baked Harvest

Triple Layer Chocolate Matcha Cake

You had me at “triple layer chocolate…”

Image and recipe: A Cozy Kitchen

Green Tea Mini Cupcakes with Coconut Cream Frosting

Warning: Because of their small size, you will be tempted to eat at least five or six of these. No judgement here. 

Image and recipe: Ari’s Menu

Green Tea Biscotti

I feel like eating green tea biscotti is about as grownup as you can get. Be proud of this mature dessert choice.

Image and recipe: A Cozy Kitchen

Meyer Lemon and Matcha Marble Pound Cake

The green swirls are mesmerizing, and the blended matcha and Meyer lemon will leave your tastebuds feeling like they just had high tea with Kate and William.

Image and recipe: Damn Delicious

Vanilla Almond Matcha Chocolate Lava Shake

It’s rich and thick and all kinds of heavenly. 

Image and recipe: Half Baked Harvest

Korean Sweet Rice Cakes

Adorable, lightly sweetened, and utterly delish. A food decision you will never regret. 

Image and recipe: Big Girls Small Kitchen

Matcha Green Tea Shake

A shake that’s as pretty as it is delightfully refreshing. 

Image and recipe: The Kitchn

Matcha Cupcakes

Matcha and chocolate are kind of like the Mindy and B.J. of the dessert world. They aren’t always paired up, but they totally should be. Forever and always. <3

Image and recipe: Pass the Sushi

Blueberry Green Tea Muffins

The best way to start the day is with a lil’ matcha, my friends. Give it a go with these muffins.

Image and recipe: Damn Delicious

Green Tea Macarons

You’ll think you died and went to Paris. 

Image and recipe: Closet Cooking