All posts tagged: Breakfast

Fluffy Matcha Pancakes

I cannot be more excited to share with you the most amaaazing pancake recipe EVER. Since so many of you were asking about the recipe, I thought it was too cruel of me to keep this a secret all to myself. These pancakes are everything. From crispy around the edges to light and fluffy in the center. They’re soft, moist and oh so good. The best thing? They come together with the simplest of ingredients and in less than 15 minutes, you’re ready to serve the most heart-warming breakfast ever. And guess what? To achieve the fluffy texture, you don’t even have to whip up egg whites till your hand falls off. (You’ll soon know what I mean.) Oh oh, and did I tell you about this magical batter? I was testing to see if these pancakes still taste delicious after the batter was left in the fridge for 4 days (cause yenno, leftovers happen). And man, I’m telling you – the taste and texture did not change one bit. (Only downer was the color …

Earl Grey Belgian Waffles

These waffles. They’re everything. After trying countless waffle recipes out there, I have finally developed one that I am truly in love with. No joke, I have made these over and OVER again. It’s not a perfect waffle if you don’t get those light crispy edges with a soft fluffy interior. But I am finally proud to say this recipe combines the best of both worlds. The secret? Fluffy beaten egg whites.   Yield: 4 waffles Ingredients: 1 cup flour 2 tsp baking powder 1/8 cup sugar 1/8 tsp salt 1 egg 1/4 cup vegetable oil (or coconut oil) 1 earl grey tea bag + 1 cup milk 1/4 tsp vanilla Directions: Microwave milk for 1 minute. Steep tea bag in milk for at least 10 minutes. Let milk cool. Combine dry ingredients together in a small bowl. In a separate mixing bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Set aside. Combine egg yolk, earl grey infused milk, oil, vanilla and mix in a separate large mixing bowl. Add dry ingredients into wet mixture. …

Blueberry Almond Muffins

This is a rather interesting post because it is my first time not laying hands on my own computer to write a recipe on my blog. My computer crashed a week ago so it’s been quite inconvenient to do any blogging let alone the other million things I got to do on the web. My cell-phone has been my best friend these days although I’m starting to get real tired of staring at a tiny screen for long periods of time. So here I am, using my dad’s antique computer to type this recipe out for you. These are probably the most amazing blueberry muffins I ever made. They’re moist, flavorful and above all, delicious. If you’re not a big fan of almond milk, you can always substitute it with normal cow’s milk. It works just as good.   Yield: 12 Ingredients: 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour 3/4 cup white sugar 1/2 tsp salt 2 tsp baking powder 1/3 cup grapeseed oil (canola, corn oil works) 1 egg 1/2 cup almond milk 1 tsp …

Zebra Banana Bread

Check out this mesmerizing zebra banana loaf I made just last week! I was thinking how I could make my usual banana bread look a little more exciting so I decided to use my simple banana bread recipe and create some wicked patterns out of it. Zebra? Leopard? Whirlwind? I don’t know! Make your own designs and interpret it for yourself! The best part is that it only takes an extra 2 minutes of your time to create these swirly effects so I definitely think it’s worth it! Simple, creative, delicious and time-friendly. Wow your family and friends with this amazing bread this week! Yield: 1 loaf Ingredients: 3 ripe bananas, mashed 2 eggs 1/2 cup oil (vegetable, canola, grape-seed all work great!) 1 tsp vanilla 1 cup sugar 1/4 cup milk (or almond milk) 1 3/4 cups flour 1 tsp baking soda 1/4 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped (optional) 1/8 cup cocoa powder 1/4 cup milk chocolate (chocolate chips/bars all work great), melted Directions: Preheat oven to 325F. Grease or line loaf pan with parchment. …

Matcha Bun Rolls

If there’s such thing as cinnamon rolls, can’t there be matcha bun rolls too? Being the spontaneous me, I wanted to satisfy my cinnamon roll craving by baking some the other day, but unfortunately I did not have cinnamon at home. So I thought to myself, wouldn’t it be amazing if I substituted cinnamon for matcha?!?! And of course, two minutes later, I was in the kitchen preparing dough. (First time baking with yeast, babyyy!) These buns turned out just what I wanted – beautiful, soft, and delicious. I really wouldn’t turn to another dough recipe! And if you wanna be extra fancy, top it off with a generous layer of matcha glaze for a real treat!   Save 15% OFF all Matchaeologist products when you use code: TASTEOFRAINE at checkout.   Yield: 12 bun rolls Ingredients: Dough 1/2 cup warm milk 1 1/8 tsp yeast 1/4 cup white sugar 1/4 cup melted butter 1 tsp salt 1 large egg 2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour + a little for handling Filling 1/4 cup butter, softened …

Matcha Crepes

It’s almost Christmas and while many of you are already doing your Christmas shopping, I’m still stuck here studying for my final exams. And of course, being the crazy foodie that I am, that’s when I decided to make these beautiful Christmas-themed crepes to cheer me up a little AND to immerse myself in the mood of this joyful season. Help yourself and your loved ones by making this delicious French-Japanese inspired dessert. Then, top it off with your favorite fruits and toppings! Yield: 12 crepes Ingredients: 2 eggs 3/4 cups milk 1/2 cup water 1 cup flour 3 tbsp melted butter 2.5 tbsp sugar 1 tsp vanilla 1 tbsp matcha + 3 tbsp water (mixed until no clumps) Toppings: raspberries, bananas, whipped cream, maple syrup   Save 15% OFF all Matchaeologist products when you use code: TASTEOFRAINE at checkout.     Directions: Blend all ingredients, pulsing for 10 seconds. Place batter in fridge for around 1 hour. Heat a non-stick pan brushed with a smear of butter on low heat. Using a ladle, spoon …

Matcha Latte

Who would’ve EVER thought matcha latte can be made at home without an expensive brewing machine? Not me! Not until I discovered a positive correlation between muscle energy vs the beauty of a matcha latte! I really got no Popeye muscles at all but I’m trying to appreciate what my body can do as opposed to what a machine can do. You will very soon experience it for yourself. Takes about 10 minutes of your day using only 3 simple ingredients. And best of all, you can now look forward to your Mondays better than you ever used to! Yield: 1 cup Ingredients: 3/4 tsp matcha 1 cup almond milk (milk, soy milk all work great!) 1 tbsp honey   Save 15% OFF all Matchaeologist products when you use code: TASTEOFRAINE at checkout.   Directions: Heat milk in a small pot with lid on under medium-high heat. When it starts steaming and just before it boils, turn off heat. Add honey in hot milk and let it dissolve. Mix well. Meanwhile, add matcha into cup …

Banana Bread

This simple-to-make banana bread is nothing short of delicious, moist and flavorful. I absolutely love making banana bread because it’s fast, easy, cost-efficient, and only involves several ingredients. It’s perfect for breakfast the next day too! Everybody hates wasting food, especially when you got to throw away your favourite snacks. So I’d say bananas are a miracle in itself. Just when they turn all brown and mushy gushy, it is the prime time to transform those imperfect babies into a perfect loaf of banana bread!   Yield: 1 loaf of banana bread   Ingredients: 3 ripe bananas, mashed 2 eggs 1/2 cup oil (vegetable, canola, grape-seed all work great!) 1 tsp vanilla 1 cup sugar 1/4 cup milk (or almond milk) 1 3/4 cups flour 1 tsp baking soda 1/4 cup walnuts (optional)   Directions: Preheat oven to 325F. Grease or line loaf pan with parchment. Combine flour and baking soda in a small bowl. In a large bowl, mix mashed bananas, eggs, oil, vanilla, sugar, and milk. Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients. Gently …

Matcha Avocado Banana Acai

Lately, I’ve been eating acai bowls for breakfast. It is made simply from blending your favorite fruit ingredients together with some almond milk. And since avocados are a big hit in the summer, I’ve blended them with bananas and walnuts. I absolutely love mine with matcha (of course) – just to bring out the extra taste of nature. Acai bowls are really just thick smoothies topped with your favorite breakfast ingredients. It’s definitely great for a healthy, but scrumptious breakfast! Yield: 2 Save 15% OFF all Matchaeologist products when you use code: TASTEOFRAINE at checkout. Ingredients 1/2 banana 1 avocado 2 cups almond milk/soy milk 1 tsp Midori matcha 4 pcs walnuts 1-2 tbsp honey 1/4 cup cooked oatmeal (opt.) toppings: sliced bananas, blueberries, granola Directions: In a small bowl, mix 1/4 cup of almond milk with matcha until lumps disappear and mixture is smooth. Add banana, avocado, remaining almond milk, walnuts, honey and matcha mixture into blender. Blend for 10 seconds until smooth. Pour into a bowl and serve with your favourite toppings. Enjoy!    

Matcha Chia Seed Pudding

My first time hearing about chia seeds was actually just less than a week ago. Yes, I am totally behind on the super foods game but hey, who says you’re too late to start now? Better late than never, right? Chia seeds are definitely a cool discovery for me – they expand over time in liquid – kinda like what tapioca does! Maaagic! Not only are they high in calcium, but chia seeds are also a great source of omega-3. Pair it with other sorts of healthy ingredients like blueberries, bananas, granola, and coconut and I’m sure you’ll be on your way to a healthier you!   Yield: 2 Save 15% OFF all Matchaeologist products when you use code: TASTEOFRAINE at checkout. Ingredients: 1/3 cup chia seeds 2 1/2 cup soy milk or almond milk + 4 tbsp for mixing matcha 2 tsp matcha powder (I used Midori from Matchaeologist) 1/8 cup coconut milk/cream (optional) 2 tbsp maple syrup or honey 1/8 tsp vanilla or almond extract (optional) 1/8 tsp salt Toppings: granola, sliced bananas, …