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Matcha Madeleines

These Matcha Madeleines are a green tea twist of the classic French Madeleines. They're light, fluffy, and simple to make!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Resting Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: matcha
Servings: 12
Calories: 130kcal


  • 70 g unsalted butter melted (approx. ⅓ cup)
  • 1 medium-sized egg
  • 50 g granulated sugar (¼ cup)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 62 g flour all-purpose or cake (½ cup)
  • 2 tsp. high-quality matcha
  • ¼ tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt

To Grease Madeleine Pan

  • 2 tsp. unsalted butter melted
  • 3 tsp. flour

Topping (Optional)

  • 50 g dark chocolate melted
  • 6-7 hazelnuts coarsely crushed
  • 2 tsp. powdered sugar


  • Place butter in a small microwave-safe bowl and heat on high until melted. Set aside until cooled.
  • Sift and mix flour, salt, baking powder, and matcha and set aside.
  • Place egg and sugar in a bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on medium-high speed for 8-10 minutes. Mixture should be thick and pale.
  • Add vanilla extract and honey and mix for another 30 seconds.
  • Fold in dry ingredients using a spatula. Do not overmix. Then, fold in melted butter and incorporate into batter.
  • Cover and chill batter for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  • To grease the madeleine pan, melt 2 tsp. butter and use a pastry brush to lightly brush the madeleine molds with melted butter. Then, lightly dust them with some flour.
  • Transfer greased and dusted madeleine mold pan to a refrigerator and chill for at least 20 minutes.
  • In the meantime, preheat the oven to 190°C (375F)
  • Divide madeleine batter between 12 molds (fill ⅔-¾ of the mold).
    NOTE: If you have extra batter or you will be reusing the mold for a second batch, you will need to re-grease, dust, and re-chill the madeleine pan.
  • Bake madeleines for 9-12 minutes until puffed up and hunched at the top and edges turn slightly golden brown.
  • Transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely if coating with chocolate. Otherwise, lightly dust with powdered sugar.
  • Topping: melt chocolate in microwave-safe bowl and coarsely crush hazelnuts. Dip madeleines in melted chocolate, then sprinkle with crushed hazelnuts. Transfer to a wire rack and chill until chocolate has set.


Calories: 130kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 58mg | Potassium: 49mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 229IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg