Go Back
+ servings
matcha oatmeal
Print Recipe
5 from 2 votes

Creamy Vanilla Matcha Oatmeal Recipe (Gluten-Free)

Creamy and comforting vanilla bean matcha oatmeal. A perfect, energizing breakfast with a kick of caffeine. Easy, delicious, and so healthy!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Breakfast, oatmeal
Cuisine: breakfast
Keyword: breakfast, gluten free, healthy, matcha oatmeal, oatmeal, vegan
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Remy


  • 1 cup rolled oats gluten-free
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk I use homemade Almond Cow cashew milk
  • 2 teaspoons culinary grade matcha powder I use this one
  • 1 tablespoon creamy cashew butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or 1/2 fresh vanilla bean
  • 2-3 tablespoons maple syrup or preferred liquid sweetener
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
  • 1 tablespoon white chia seeds
  • pinch of salt
  • Recommended toppings
  • Strawberries
  • Cacao nibs


  • Add oats and water to a saucepan and place over medium heat, bringing to a low boil and cooking until almost all of the water is absorbed, stirring occasionally (about 3-5 minutes). The mixture should start to thicken up.
  • Lower heat to low and add non-dairy milk, cashew butter, vanilla, salt and sweetener of choice.
  • Add chia seeds, flax seeds and matcha, and stir to combine until smooth. Continue to cook and stir until all the liquid is absorbed and your desired consistency is reached (roughly another 3-5 minutes). If you prefer your oats more runny, feel free to add more non-dairy milk. If you prefer them thicker, cook for a bit longer.
  • Transfer to a bowl, garnish with toppings of choice and additional sweetener if needed.


Secrets to Success

  • As with all of my recipes, this bowl of oatmeal is very customizable and by nature, is an "eyeball it" kind of recipe. Don't be afraid to play around with ingredients, and be sure to taste as you go to suit your taste preferences. 
  • I've found that everyone has a different tolerance regarding the strength of matcha, and of course, sweetness level. Below, you'll find my base recipe, but play around with it until it satisfies your taste buds!
  • One of my favourite Matchas to cook with is the Matchaeologist Midori Culinary Grade Matcha. It's not the cheapest out there, but my part Japanese taste buds are picky about matcha. I genuinely recommend their matcha because it's flavourful, very high quality, and delicious. You can also opt to use their Mirai Culinary Grade Matcha, which is slightly lower in grade than the Midori, but still delicious and suitable for cooking with.

Serving Tips

  • Serve warm with desired toppings, and enjoy! 

Storage Tips

  • This matcha oatmeal recipe serves two, but if you want to double it for later, store leftover matcha oatmeal in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • Warm over the stovetop or in the microwave with additional non-dairy milk to break it up and make it smooth and creamy.