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This creamy oat milk matcha latte is a healthy matcha drink to have with breakfast. It’s naturally sweetened and packed with antioxidants. Plus, it takes only 5 minutes to make and is much cheaper than buying it at a cafe.
- This oat milk matcha latte takes only 5 minutes to make, making it perfect for busy weekday mornings.
- This latte is naturally sweetened with maple syrup and honey for a healthy, antioxidant-packed drink.
- Making your own matcha lattes at home is much less expensive than ordering them in a cafe.
- This latte can be served hot or cold, so it’s adaptable for any season.
Health Benefits of Matcha
Matcha is a very fine powder that is made from grinding down green tea leaves. Here are some of the benefits of matcha:
- It is rich in antioxidants, making it a great breakfast superfood.
- It contains caffeine, which can boost your metabolism, give you energy and help you focus throughout the day.
- It is very low in calories. Replace your daily sugary coffee drink with a low calorie matcha latte for a healthier overall diet.
- Oat Milk: Use a brand of oat milk that froths well. Any brand that is labelled as “barista” is meant for being frothed. Oatly brand is popular and works well for this latte. I have found that shelf-stable Silk brand oat milk that is sold in the carton (not the one sold in the refrigerated section), also froths well and is cheaper than Barista blends.
- Matcha Powder: There are tons of types of matcha powder and a couple different grades. Ceremonial matcha powder is the highest quality powder. It is generally meant to be served on its own. Some people prefer to use ceremonial grade matcha powder in their lattes, but it is much more expensive than culinary grade matcha powder. A good quality culinary grade matcha powder will work for this recipe. You can find matcha powder in your grocery store, or order it online.
- Water: A small amount of warm water is used to dissolve the matcha powder in.
- Honey: Honey is used as a natural sweetener for this latte. For a vegan version, replace this with maple syrup or agave.
- Maple Syrup: Use real maple syrup for the highest quality drink. Avoid artificial pancake syrup.
- A flat, wide bowl to whisk the matcha powder and water together in.
- A bamboo matcha whisk to make a smooth matcha drink.
- An electric frother to froth the oat milk.
- A mug to serve the oat milk matcha latte in.
Step 1: In a flat bowl, use a bamboo whisk to whisk the matcha powder and warm water together until the matcha powder is fully dissolved.
Step 2: Stir in the honey and maple syrup.
Step 3: Using an electric frother, froth the oat milk. Pour over the matcha, gently stir and serve.
If You Don’t Have a Matcha Whisk
If you plan to drink matcha frequently, it is worth it to invest in a bamboo matcha whisk. They are relatively inexpensive and save time preparing matcha drinks. They also make the smoothest drinks by fully dissolving matcha powder without leaving any clumps.
However, if you don’t have a matcha whisk, here are some alternative ways to dissolve the matcha powder in water:
- In a blender: First, warm up the oat milk in the microwave or on a stovetop. Then add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
- With a fork: Use a fork to vigorously stir the matcha powder to dissolve it in water. Press down on any clumps to break them up.
- With a mason jar: Add the matcha powder and water to a mason jar. Shake vigorously. Pour through a fine mesh strainer to remove any clumps of matcha powder. Press these through the strainer to try to fully dissolve them in the water.
If You Don’t Have a Milk Frother
An electric frother is the quickest and simplest way to froth milk for any type of latte. It also has the ability to froth warm or cold milk so it is great for making both hot and iced matcha lattes.
If you don’t have an electric milk frother, start by heating the oat milk in a saucepan or in the microwave. Don’t let it boil. Then use one of the following methods:
- Handheld frother: Handheld frothers are much less expensive than electric frothers, but they still do a decent job. Submerge the frother in the oat milk and froth on high for 20 to 30 seconds until it increases in volume.
- Blender: Add the warm oat milk to a small blender and blend on high for 15 to 20 seconds until it increases in volume.
- Mason Jar: Add the warm oat milk to a mason jar, put on the lid and shake vigorously for 30 to 45 seconds. Use immediately.
- Adjust the amount of matcha powder. Everyone has a different preference for the strength of their matcha latte. Add an extra ½ teaspoon for a stronger matcha drink. Or, use less matcha powder for a weaker one.
- Don’t skip dissolving the matcha powder in water. Matcha powder doesn’t dissolve as well in milk. If it is not fully dissolved in water before adding the rest of the ingredients, you may be left with some matcha powder clumps in your latte.
- When mixing the matcha with water, use warm or hot water. Don’t use boiling water. Boiling water can make the matcha taste bitter.
- To make an iced oat milk matcha latte, dissolve the matcha in the water. Then add a handful of ice to your mug. Finally, use the “cold froth” setting on the electric frother to froth the oat milk cold and pour on top of the matcha.
- For a fully vegan drink, replace the honey with maple syrup or agave.
Store matcha powder in an airtight container in a cool, dark place.
Yes, this oat milk matcha latte is healthy to make every day. Keep in mind that matcha does contain some caffeine, so don’t overdo it.
Yes, matcha powder contains caffeine. ½ a teaspoon of matcha powder has about 40 - 80 mg of caffeine. An 8oz cup of coffee has about 90mg of caffeine.
Yes, matcha with oat milk, like in this matcha oat milk latte, is a healthy drink to have with breakfast.