Oatmeal is a healthy start to your day...but could you me 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 therefore 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 but the husband and I agreed it tastes awesome with crisp nutty sesame seeds, brown sugar, coconut powder and if you really wanted to add creaminess, cooking it with coconut milk.
/// Ingredients ///
- 1 Cup water (or coconut milk or dairy/alt of your choice. Water is the most calorie smart).
- 1/4 Cup rolled oats
- 1 1/2 teaspoons matcha (I used the brand Aiya)
- Coconut powder
- Sesame Seeds
- Brown Sugar
/// Directions ///
Cook oats on the stove. Stir in matcha powder. Sprinkle on sesame seeds, coconut powder and brown sugar.
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