Who doesn’t love a good brownie? And what if we told you that there’s a way to make them even better? Yes, we’re talking about Matcha Green Tea Brownies! These soft and chewy brownies are infused with the unique flavor of matcha powder and studded with chunks of white chocolate. They’re not just visually stunning but also taste heavenly. The best part? You only need seven simple ingredients to whip up these beauties in under 10 minutes! Whether you’ve never tried matcha before or are a die-hard fan, this recipe is sure to impress. Follow along for all the details on how to make the perfect Matcha Green Tea Brownies at home.
What You’ll Need
To make these delicious matcha green tea brownies, you’ll need some basic ingredients that you may already have in your pantry. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Butter: unsalted and at room temperature
- White chocolate chips: high-quality ones for the best taste
- Brown sugar: for sweetness and chewiness
- Granulated sugar: to balance the sweetness of brown sugar
- Eggs: large and at room temperature
- Salt: to enhance flavor
- Vanilla extract: for a perfect aroma and flavor
- Flour: all-purpose flour is fine
- Matcha powder: ceremonial grade for vibrant color and earthy taste
- Baking powder: for fudgy texture
You can find matcha powder easily online or in most health food stores. If you’re vegan, you can use egg substitutes such as applesauce or mashed bananas instead of eggs.
Make sure to preheat your oven to 350°F (177°C) before starting the recipe. Also, prepare your baking pans by lining them with parchment paper or greasing them lightly with butter. Now let’s get started on making these yummy brownies!
Now that you have all the necessary ingredients, it’s time to start making your Matcha Green Tea Brownies! Follow these simple steps:
Step 1: Preheat Oven and Prepare Pans Preheat the oven to 350°F / 320°F. Line an 8-inch (8×8) baking pan with parchment paper and rub some oil on the bottom.
Step 2: Make Matcha Green Tea Powder Mix matcha powder with hot water (use ceremonial grade quality for best taste) in a small bowl. Whisk together until there are no lumps.
Step 3: Make Brownie Batter In a large bowl, mix dry ingredients including flour, sugar, matcha powder, baking powder, and salt. Add melted butter, eggs, granulated sugar, and vanilla extract to the mixture. Beat the mixture with a hand mixer until fully combined. Then mix in white chocolate chips by hand.
Step 4: Bake Brownies Transfer the batter into the prepared baking pan and flatten it out using a spatula. Bake for approximately 35-40 minutes until fully cooked or 18-20 minutes at lower temperature of320°F.
Step 5: Let Brownies Cool Once done cooking let them cool in their place of baking before slicing them up into squares!
Get ready for some delicious fudgy brownies with a smooth texture that is perfectly sweetened thanks to matcha green tea powder instead of cocoa!
Step 1: Preheat Oven and Prepare Pans
Before starting with the recipe, make sure to preheat your oven to 320 degrees F (160 C) and line an 8×8-inch square pan with parchment paper. This will ensure that your brownies cook evenly and don’t stick to the pan.
Next, it’s time to prepare your pans. Melt some unsalted butter in a microwave or on a stove in medium heat until slightly hot but not boiling. Then, using a pastry brush or paper towel, grease the bottom and sides of the pan with butter.
After greasing the pan, sprinkle some flour over it and tap out any excess flour. This will create a non-stick surface for your brownies.
Now that you have prepared your pans, it’s time to move onto making the matcha green tea powder for this unique twist on classic brownies.
Step 2: Chose Your Matcha Green Tea Powder
When it comes to matcha powder, we have some of the best in this list that we recommend.
Step 3: Make Brownie Batter
Now that the matcha powder is ready, it’s time to make the brownie batter. In a large mixing bowl, combine all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, and granulated sugar.
In a microwave-safe bowl, melt unsalted butter and white chocolate together until completely melted. Whisk the eggs into the chocolate mixture until uniform in color and add vanilla extract along with the melted matcha green tea powder. Beat until smooth and thick.
Pour this wet ingredient mix into the dry ingredients bowl and fold them together using a rubber spatula until just combined. Do not overmix as it can result in chewy instead of fudgy texture.
Finally, fold in chopped chocolate chips (if using) for extra sweet taste or even more bitter flavor by adding more matcha green tea powder instead of them. The vibrant green color will pop out when baked!
Spoon this batter into a parchment paper-lined baking dish and place it in preheated oven at 350°F for approximately 20-25 minutes or till toothpick comes out clean after insertion.
Once done baking, let these delicious Matcha Green Tea Brownies cool down slightly before slicing them up! They taste perfect when served warm with some vegan ice cream on top!
Step 4: Bake Brownies
Now that you have your brownie batter ready, it’s time to bake them! Preheat your oven to 350°F and prepare a 9×9″ baking pan by lining it with parchment paper. This will make it easier to remove the brownies once they’re done.
Pour your batter into the prepared pan and use a spatula to smooth out the surface. If desired, you can sprinkle some chopped chocolate or white chocolate chips on top for extra flavor and texture.
Bake the matcha green tea brownies for around 20-25 minutes or until the center is set. Be careful not to overbake them if you want that fudgy, gooey texture. Begin checking for doneness after 18-20 minutes if no chocolate chunks are used.
Once they’re done, let them cool in the pan for a few minutes before removing them using the parchment paper handles. Place them on a wire rack to cool completely before cutting into slices.
These matcha green tea brownies are perfect as a dessert or snack any time of day! They have just the right sweetness combined with earthy matcha flavor and chewy-smooth texture. Plus, they’re vegan-friendly and packed with nutritional goodness from high-quality ceremonial grade matcha powder. Enjoy!
Step 5: Let Brownies Cool
After baking the matcha green tea brownies, it’s important to let them cool in the pan for 15 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. This allows the brownies to set and become firm enough for cutting into squares.
It’s essential not to rush this step as cutting warm or hot brownies can cause them to fall apart. Instead, make sure you wait until they are completely cooled before slicing them into perfect squares.
For neatly sliced matcha bars, cool the baked brownies in the fridge for 30 minutes to an hour before cutting them. You can also use a sharp knife dipped in hot water then wiped clean between each slice; this will give you clean cuts without any crumbling or tearing of the edges.
Once your green tea matcha brownies are ready and cooled down, indulge yourself with these delicious treats that combine all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, unsalted butter, cocoa powder, white chocolate chips (or chopped white chocolate), vanilla extract & ceremonial grade quality of Matcha Green Tea Powder – resulting in a fudgy texture with earthy flavor notes and vibrant green color.
If you’re watching your calorie and nutrient intake, you’ll be pleased to know that these matcha green tea brownies are a healthier alternative to regular chocolate brownies. With just 166 calories per serving, each brownie contains only 19g of carbohydrates, 3g of protein, and 9g of fat.
Matcha powder is the star ingredient in this recipe and adds both flavor and nutritional benefits. Matcha is high in antioxidants and has been shown to help boost metabolism and promote relaxation. These brownies also contain all-purpose flour, unsalted butter, granulated sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, cocoa powder, white chocolate chips, and chopped matcha green tea leaves.
Whether you’re looking for a vegan option or simply want to switch up your dessert routine with a new flavor profile that’s earthy but not too bitter note; try making these Matcha Green Tea Brownies at home!
Matcha green tea brownies are a perfect dessert for those who love the earthy and slightly bitter flavor of matcha combined with the sweetness of chocolate. These fudgy and chewy brownies have a smooth texture, vibrant green color, and a sweet taste that’s hard to resist. Plus, they’re easy to make and require minimal ingredients.
Whether you’re a culinary expert or new to baking, this matcha brownie recipe is perfect for anyone looking to add some variety to their dessert menu. You can enjoy it as is or top it with your favorite frosting or ice cream.
So go ahead, give this vegan-friendly Matcha Green Tea Brownie Recipe a try today! And don’t forget to let us know in the comments below how yours turned out!