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From Nama chocolate to oatmeal and panna cotta, you will love these plant-based matcha desserts! They are easy to make, have a vibrant green color, and are packed with a bright green tea flavor!

🍵 What is Matcha

Matcha is a type of green tea that is finely ground into powder. It originated in China during the Tang Dynasty (618-907) and was later introduced to Japan around 1190.

While matcha is traditionally enjoyed as a hot or cold beverage, it can also be used in recipes to add a bright and sweet tea flavor.

🌱 Matcha Health Benefits

Many studies agree on the fact that matcha powder is a superfood and provides many health benefits. Here are a few benefits of matcha:

  • It’s rich in antioxidants. Matcha and other green teas are high in antioxidants, which can reduce inflammation and prevent cell damage in the body.
  • It may give you healthier skin. Thanks to its high levels of methylxanthine and epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), matcha helps stimulate collagen production and promote smoother skin.
  • It may prevent cancer. While studies do not all agree on that subject, a few state that matcha could potentially prevent colon cancer.
  • It may reduce stress. The L-theanine contained in matcha reduces stress levels while still giving you a boost of energy.

🍮 Vegan Matcha Recipes

Now that you know a bit more about matcha, here are some delicious desserts that use this fantastic ingredient!

Vegan Matcha Nama Chocolate
Vegan Matcha Nama Chocolate
Vegan matcha truffles inspired by Japanese Nama chocolate! Packed with matcha and vanilla, these rich and creamy chocolates require just 5 ingredients!
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Vegan Matcha Panna Cotta
Smooth and creamy flan infused with matcha, cacao butter, and vanilla for a delicate white chocolate flavor! It's naturally sweetened, dairy-free, and vegan!
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Vegan Matcha Mochi
These mochi are filled with the creamiest matcha white chocolate ganache! Chewy, packed with matcha flavor, and so addicting! Vegan + Gluten-free!
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Vegan Matcha Ice Cream
Introducing the best vegan matcha ice cream! Infused with an intense green tea flavor, this dairy-free ice cream is insanely creamy with a velvety mouthfeel. Plus, it is nut-free, gluten-free, and coconut-free!
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Vegan Matcha Tiramisu
This delicious vegan tiramisu is packed with matcha flavor! With layers of vanilla cream and moist matcha sponge cake, this dessert is fresh, easy to make, and not too sweet!
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Vegan Coconut Matcha Halva
Sweet, coconutty, and chewy matcha halva! The best snack to have with your afternoon tea or coffee! Vegan + refined-sugar free!
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Instant Pot Matcha Oatmeal
Super creamy matcha oatmeal made in 10 minutes in the Instant Pot. Top with vegan white chocolate for a delicious breakfast!
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5-Ingredient Chewy Matcha Coconut Cookies
Soft and chewy coconut & matcha cookies that are vegan, gluten-free, and naturally sweetened!
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Recipe
Matcha White Chocolate Flan (Vegan)

Fantastic Matcha Recipes

5 from 1 vote
Author: Thomas Pagot
This smooth and creamy flan is infused with matcha, cacao butter, and vanilla for a delicate white chocolate flavor! It's naturally sweetened, dairy-free, and vegan!
Prep Time : 20 minutes
Cook Time : 5 minutes
Chilling Time : 4 hours
Total Time : 4 hours 25 minutes
Servings 4 flans
Calories 196 kcal

Ingredients
 

Instructions
 

  • To a sauce pan, add the almond milk, maple syrup, melted cacao butter, diluted matcha, cornstarch, agar agar powder, and vanilla extract. Whisk to dissolve the cornstarch and agar.
  • Add the coconut cream. Heat over medium-heat and bring to a boil, whisking constantly until the mixture slightly thickens.
  • Transfer to 4 ramekins (or 3 larger ones) and let cool at room temperature for at least 30 minutes before transferring to the refrigerator. Refrigerate for another 4 hours, or until set.
  • Run a knife around each flan and flip over a plate. Garnish with a dollop of coconut cream and shaved chocolate. Serve chilled!
  • Matcha white chocolate flans will keep for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1 flan | Calories: 196 kcal | Carbohydrates: 19.2 g | Protein: 1.5 g | Fat: 13.5 g | Fiber: 1.5 g | Sugar: 12.9 g
Course : Dessert, Sweets
Cuisine : Asian
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Thomas Pagot is the founder, photographer, and recipe developer behind Full of Plants. He created the blog in 2016 as a personal cookbook for vegan recipes. Through years of recipe development, Thomas has successfully grown Full of Plants into a trusted resource for plant-based recipes.

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I’m a super huge fan of matcha. And so is my husband. These recipes taste heavenly to us. I love matcha mochi the most, while my hubby is into matcha nama chocolate. Thanks a bunch for these fantastic recipes! They keep us stay together more often than before. Now, trying to make lovely desserts whenever we have free time has become our new passion. And to me, these are some of the best moments ever in my life.
Chris