The Best Matcha Rolls - Matcha (Cinnamon) Buns Recipe

The Best Matcha Rolls - Matcha (Cinnamon) Buns Recipe

In the world of culinary delights, few ingredients captivate the senses quite like matcha. With its vibrant green hue and distinctive earthy flavor, matcha has become a beloved staple in kitchens around the globe, celebrated for its versatility and health benefits. But what happens when we pair this beloved Japanese tea powder with another classic treat? Enter the deliciously indulgent combination of matcha and cinnamon rolls—a culinary match made in heaven. In this blog, we'll explore the enchanting fusion of these two beloved flavors, from the subtle bitterness of matcha to the comforting warmth of cinnamon rolls.

Join us as we dive into the world of matcha-infused cinnamon rolls and discover the magic that happens when East meets West in the most delicious way possible.



  • 200 ml milk 
  • packet (8 g) of instant yeast 
  • 30 g sugar 
  • 50 g melted butter 
  • 1 egg 
  • 480 g flour 
  • pinch of salt 
  • (Add cinnamon for matcha cinnamon rolls)



  • 130 g cream cheese 


  • Pour the warm (not hot)  milk into a bowl. Sprinkle the packet of dry yeast on top. Wait until a fine foam starts to appear. 
  • Crack the egg into the milk, pour in the melted butter and add the sugar. 
  • Add the flour and salt and knead the dough for about 6 minutes. You can either use a mixer with suitable attachments or knead by hand. 
  • When the dough is perfectly smooth, elastic and doesn't stick to your hands, transfer it to a bowl greased with oil and cover with food wrap. Set aside in a warm place for approx. 1.5h to rise. 
  • After this time, transfer the dough to a floured countertop. Roll out the dough into a rectangle, quite thinly, but make sure that no holes are formed anywhere. 
  • Mix the butter with the sugar and the matcha. Spread the filling evenly over the dough. 
  • Roll up the dough carefully and tightly so that the buns are compact. 
  • Then cut the roll into approximately 3-4 cm slices. About 9 slices should come out. 
  • Place the prepared portions on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Keep the spaces (the dough will still rise). 
  • Cover the tray with a towel and set aside in a warm place for about 30 minutes. 
  • Preheat the oven to 180°C/356°F. Bake the matcha rolls for approx. 15-20 min. Until they are browned on the top and have risen nicely. 
  • In a bowl, combine the cream cheese, soft butter, icing sugar and matcha. Whisk until the mixture is smooth and slightly glossy. Spread the topping over the matcha buns. You can additionally decorate them with mango puree and fruits of choice. 


Finally, the moment we've been waiting for has arrived. With a generous dollop of creamy matcha frosting and perhaps a drizzle of fresh fruit, our matcha buns are transformed into works of art that are as delightful to look at as they are to eat. So go ahead, take a bite, and savor the exquisite blend of flavors and textures that only homemade matcha rolls can provide.

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With our easy-to-follow recipe, you can bring the magic of matcha into your kitchen and delight your loved ones with these heavenly matcha buns. Whether enjoyed as a decadent breakfast treat or a sweet afternoon indulgence, these buns are sure to become a favorite in your baking repertoire. So roll up your sleeves, preheat your oven, and let's whisk up some matcha deliciousness together.

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Matcha Rolls FAQ's

Can I use matcha powder in traditional cinnamon roll recipes?

Absolutely! Matcha powder can be incorporated into your favorite cinnamon roll recipe to add a unique twist to the classic treat. Simply substitute a portion of the flour with matcha powder to infuse your cinnamon rolls with its vibrant color and earthy flavor. Experiment with different ratios to achieve your desired level of matcha intensity, and don't forget to adjust the sweetness accordingly to balance the flavors.

What are the health benefits of adding matcha to cinnamon rolls?

Matcha is renowned for its numerous health benefits, making it a welcome addition to any recipe, including cinnamon rolls. Rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, matcha offers immune-boosting properties and may help support overall well-being. Additionally, matcha contains caffeine and L-theanine, which can promote alertness and a sense of calm focus. By incorporating matcha into your cinnamon rolls, you can enjoy a delicious treat that not only satisfies your taste buds but also nourishes your body.

Can I make matcha cinnamon rolls ahead of time and freeze them for later?

Yes, you can prepare matcha cinnamon rolls ahead of time and freeze them for later enjoyment. After baking the rolls according to your recipe, allow them to cool completely before wrapping them individually in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Place the wrapped rolls in an airtight container or freezer bag and store them in the freezer for up to one month. When ready to enjoy, simply thaw the frozen rolls in the refrigerator overnight, then reheat them in the oven or microwave until warmed through. This convenient option allows you to enjoy freshly baked matcha cinnamon rolls whenever the craving strikes, with minimal effort required.

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