What’s not to love with a simple, warm (or iced) oat milk matcha latte made in the comfort of your own home? This simple and delicious recipe gives you that coffee shop feel without the hustle and bustle.
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What’s Not to Love?
I don’t know about you, but many times when I approach the counter at my local coffee shops, I quickly become overwhelmed with all the choices. Will it be a latte, americano, mocha, drip, cold brew, iced, hot, whipped or not, one pump or three…the choices are endless!
Until I discovered the oat milk matcha latte, I would always nervously divert to the fair-trade drip coffee with oat milk and honey. It was just too much pressure for me with the seemingly patient barista waiting for my order and a line forming behind me.
What I love most about this oat milk matcha latte recipe is that I can easily make it at home and feel like I’m treating myself to that coffee shop experience, without the expense or pressure. Additionally, I know that it contains ingredients that are good for me and healthy for my gut.
I think you’ll agree with me when I say, “what’s not to love?” with a simple, warm (or iced) oat milk matcha latte in the comfort of your own home.
Basic Ingredients for an Oat Milk Matcha Latte
You may remember that I used the word simple to describe this oat milk matcha latte recipe. Well, I wasn’t bluffing. This recipe requires only four ingredients: oat milk, matcha, honey, and your favorite flavored creamer.
Now, if you decide to spice it up a little with some of my recommended variations below, you may add another ingredient or two, but that’s still simple if you ask me.
Health Benefits of Matcha
Now this is where you’ll want to pay attention. Chances are, if you are a matcha drinker, you already know that it’s a powerful antioxidant. Did you know that because of its high antioxidant load it also boasts amazing anti-inflammatory and gut healing properties?
Interestingly, green teas such as matcha can help rebalance the gut microbiome. In doing so, the number of good bacteria in the gut increase and therefore can more effectively absorb the beneficial nutrients from the green tea (1).
It may come as a surprise, but regular consumption of matcha green tea has health benefits that range from promoting regular bowel movements to helping slow the progression of chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and autoimmune conditions (2).
How to Make an Oat Milk Matcha Latte
Keeping with the theme of simplicity, let’s talk about how to make an easy oat milk matcha latte in the comfort of your own home.
Step 1: Slowly heat your milk of choice on the stove or in the microwave and pour into blender once heated. For the purposes of this recipe, we will use oat milk, however you could also use soy milk, almond milk, hemp milk, or any milk of your preference. I generally use Califia Farms or Kirkland brand oat milk.
Step 2: Add matcha green tea powder to blender. I generally use a heaping teaspoon of matcha powder. If you prefer a more subtle taste, use less. If you prefer the bold, earthy taste of matcha, use more.
Step 3: Add your favorite dairy free creamer (and honey if desired) to blender. I am currently in love with the Pumpkin Spice Oatly Barista Blend creamer. Choose whatever creamer you love, but to keep this gut healthy, I would steer clear of flavored creamers that contain hefty amounts of sugar and an ingredient list a mile long.
Step 4: Blend the mixture until frothy and pour into your coffee mug. Enjoy!
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- Blender free – Perhaps you don’t prefer a frothy oat milk matcha latte. If that’s the case, after dissolving your matcha in your heated oat milk, just add your creamer of preference and enjoy.
- Spice it up – If you want to add a little spice to your oat milk matcha latte, consider adding cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice. You can add it into your mixture before blending or sprinkle it on top. Either way, it’s a delicious combination.
- Different creamers – There are so many good dairy-free creamers on the market right now. Maybe you prefer almond milk creamer. If so, the Califia Farms almond milk creamer is a great choice. Again, just make sure to avoid creamers with a lot of sugar and additives to keep it healthy.
- Plain Jane – Maybe you’re not a fan of flavored creamers and want to enjoy more of that earthy matcha flavor. If this resonates with you, try plain unflavored creamer and add a bit of local honey. This is one of my favorite ways to enjoy matcha.
- Matcha matcha – Some people prefer a stronger matcha flavor while others don’t. Adjust the amount of matcha powder you use to your preference. A little birdie told me that the more you drink matcha and get used to the flavor, the more matcha you desire in your oat milk matcha latte.
- Ice ice baby – There’s something to be said for an iced oat milk matcha latte. If you want to try your oat milk matcha latte cold, dissolve your matcha powder and honey in a small amount of hot water. Fill a glass 2/3 full of ice and pour your matcha over the ice. Add oat milk and enjoy!
- Protein boost – Add a scoop of your favorite protein powder to your mixture before blending. I always use this plant-based gut healthy salted caramel *protein powder from Amare Global.
My Little Secret
Can I be honest here? I’m not big on measurements. My family laughs because I generally never make something the same way twice. I like to think I’ve perfected my oat milk matcha lattes, however. But I’m giving you permission to freestyle your oat milk matcha latte recipe to your liking. Don’t get stuck in the weeds with measurements unless that’s your style.
Oat Milk Matcha Latte
- 1 teaspoon
- 1 Blender optional
- 1 coffee mug
- 1 1/2 Cups Oat Milk
- 1/4 Cup Flavored Creamer dairy free
- 1 Tsp Matcha Powder heaping
- 1 Tsp Honey optional
- Slowly heat oat milk on the stove or in the microwave.
- Add matcha green tea powder, heated oat milk, dairy free creamer, and honey if desired to blender.
- Blend the mixture until frothy and pour into your coffee mug. Enjoy!
If you make this recipe and love it, be sure to leave a comment below! Please feel free to share a photo of your oat milk matcha latte on Instagram and tag me @eatloveguthealth. Happy matcha sipping, friends!
The purpose of this information is to inform and empower the reader to make positive lifestyle changes. The intent is not to replace medical advice or instructions given by your doctor or healthcare provider.
Angela Lago is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and holds a Master’s of Science in Nutrition. She is passionate about researching the connection between gut health and mental wellness. Learn more about Angela’s journey from being depressed, anxious, and sleep deprived to being happy, healthy, and thriving!