Spruce up your normal oatmeal with the green tea powerhouse, matcha, sesame seeds, and coconut.
By Carlene Thomas
Oatmeal is a healthy start to your day…but could you imagine doing it better? I’ve been reading a ton of research on matcha and health. The big picture there is that matcha is a nutrition power house. It’s green tea times ten (seriously though…1 cup of matcha =10 cups brewed green tea) and loaded with antioxidants and phytonutrients. So naturally I wanted to find a way to not use it as intended. Matcha, which is a powder, has massive potential in the baking world, and this matcha oatmeal, is just one of the ways you can use it in your kitchen.
With an intense herbal/tea flavor, matcha needs balance in the form of something creamy (hence a matcha latte) or something sweet. To make the matcha oatmeal taste great, you can just do it plain or with crisp sesame seeds, brown sugar, coconut powder and if you really wanted to add creaminess, cooking it with coconut milk.
- 1 Cup water (or coconut milk or dairy/alt of your choice. Water is the most calorie smart).
- ¼ Cup rolled oats
- 1½ teaspoons matcha (I used the brand Aiya)
- Coconut powder
- Sesame Seeds
- Brown Sugar
- Cook oats on the stove.
- Stir in matcha powder. Sprinkle on sesame seeds, coconut powder and brown sugar.