These gluten free matcha green tea Madeleines are a fun way to enjoy these French cakes. Light and fluffy, you will love the subtle green tea flavors. Drizzle icing for a special treat.
The fun twist to this madeleine recipe is the matcha green tea powder...it adds a uniquely delicious flavor you will easily fall in love with! If you are new to gluten free baking, don't forget to check out my Gluten Free Pantry Essentials Guide to help familiarize yourself with gluten free baking.
I am on a Madeleine kick lately...and these dairy-free matcha green tea Madeleines are no exception. Not only do these tiny French cakes have a wonderful flavor, but they pack a tiny caffeine kick as well :-).
These delicious gluten free cookies are perfect with tea or coffee... or anytime you need a sweet pick me up treat.
More gluten free Madeleines recipes to try:
- Pumpkin is a great veggie to hide in desserts. Kids will love these Gluten Free Pumpkin Madeleines!
- If you love butterscotch, this Gluten Free Butterscotch Madeleines is going to hit your sweet tooth just right.
- Our lemon tree is going crazy so we made these Gluten Free Lemon Madeleines and they are so good!
I can't wait to hear which is your favorite!!
Is this Madeleine recipe dairy-free?
For this Madeleine recipe, I decided to make it dairy-free by using coconut oil and coconut cream instead of butter. These Madeleines are delicate and cake-like so the experiment went well 🙂
(*Note, not all matcha green tea powders are gluten free. Check ingredients!!)
If you love matcha, this twist of a classic banana bread recipe is so good. I hope you enjoy this Gluten Free Matcha Green Tea Banana Bread as much as we do.
What type of Madeleines would you like to see next? I am hoping you love this matcha recipes as much as we do!!
What is matcha?
Matcha is a green tea powder that comes in either culinary grade or ceremonial grade. There are many different quality grades in between! I love to bake with matcha and I typically use the culinary grade. Matcha has many health benefits, and it also adds a small caffeine boost to these cookies.
You can use matcha green tea in all sorts of recipes including baked desserts like donuts, cakes, and mochi, puddings, and even mixed drinks!
Pour the dry ingredients into a bowl and add the matcha green tea powder.
I tested this recipe using Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Flour Blend and King Arthur's Measure for Measure Gluten Free Blend. That doesn't mean others will not work, I just have not tested other flours.
Whisk the dry ingredients to blend.
Add the wet ingredients to a bowl and mix well.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
Mix the batter. Add to a Madeleine pan, or you can make cupcakes!
Bake your Madeleines and bake at 350º F for 8-10 minutes.
What flavors go well with matcha?
My favorite flavor profile with matcha is white chocolate, as you will see when I use matcha green tea and white chocolate. Other flavors that pair with matcha include vanilla, almond, and coconut.
More delicious matcha green tea recipes to try!
- These Gluten Free Baked Matcha Donuts are so good, add the white chocolate drizzle for a dessert you will remember.
- Matcha makes a great breakfast and this Matcha Green Tea Chia Pudding recipe is so easy to make.
- Japanese Matcha Green Tea Mochi make a fun dessert!
(This post was updated from a post dated July 2015 with better directions and more information.)
Gluten Free Matcha Green Tea Madeleines
- Preheat oven to 350º F.
- Spray coconut oil on Madeleine pan to prevent sticking.
- In a large bowl, add dry ingredients and whisk to blend.
- In a small bowl, add wet ingredients and mix well.
- Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix.
- Put a spoonful of dough into each Madeleine pan cake mold.
- Bake for 10 minutes until done.
- Optional, drizzle icing on top.
- I have tested this recipe with King Arthur Measure for Measure GF and Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 GF blend. That doesn't mean others will not work, I just have not tested other flours.
- If your gluten free flour blend doesn’t contain xanthan gum or guar gum, please add 1 teaspoon.
- I highly suggest using almond flour and not almond meal. Almond meal is more coarse and will make your Madeleines grainy.
- These cookies will keep up to 4 days in an air-tight container, or up to 4 months in the freezer.
Nutritional information is an estimate provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the actual nutritional information with the products and brands you are using with your preferred nutritional calculator.
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