Matcha Brownies: Your Guide to Fudgy, Sweet Treats

matcha brownies

Considering what matcha is added to these days, matcha brownies aren’t such an outlandish idea.

In fact, they are downright delicious.

Of course, people have become rather creative with how they whip up these treats.

As such, there are many different choices for you to select from.

So, find out the top recipes to use for a unique and delicious dessert.

The Type of Matcha to Use


As you may be aware, there are different grades of matcha.


Thus, you need to know which one to use for your brownies.


For cooking and baking matcha desserts, you should use culinary grade matcha.


This is the more affordable option and has a slightly bitter taste.


However, the other ingredients of the brownie batter help to smooth this out.


There is little use in using the fancier ceremonial grade matcha for baking.


The higher temperature will actually end up destroying some of the healthful benefits of the matcha.

Matcha White Chocolate Brownie

Matcha Ingredient Pairings


Another thing to be aware of are the flavors that work best with matcha.


Now, chocolate is a definite winner.


While matcha works best with white chocolate, green tea infused dark chocolate and milk chocolate is quite delicious as well. 


At the end of the day, it is up to you to decide which flavor combination you prefer.


And, in case, you want to venture away from chocolate, you should know that citrus fruits such as lemon are a wonderful addition as well.


They help to brighten up some of the grassy notes in matcha.

The Best Matcha Brownie Recipes


Here are the top recipes to try out for yourself:

Green Tea Brownies

16 Servings

Ingredients
  • ½ cup of all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup of culinary grade matcha
  • ¼ tsp. of salt
  • ¼ tsp. of baking powder
  • 8 tbs. of unsalted butter (room temp.)
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. of vanilla extract
Method
Step 1: Preheat the Oven

Preheat the oven to 350°F.


Step 2: Mix the Dry Ingredients

Sift the flour, matcha, sugar, and baking powder into a mixing bowl.


Whisk the dry ingredients until well combined.


Set it aside.


Step 3: Cream the Butter and Sugar

Use a hand or stand mixer to whip the butter and sugar.


Cream together until they achieve a light and fluffy texture.


Step 4: Add Rest of Wet Ingredients

Add the eggs and vanilla to the butter sugar mix.


Carefully combine until all the ingredients are thoroughly mixed.


Step 5: Add Dry Ingredients

Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients.


Mix until no traces of the dry ingredients can be seen.


Step 6: Prep Pan and Pour Batter

Grease an 8-inch baking pan well.


Pour in the batter into the pan.


Make sure it is even.


Step 7: Bake

Bake for 20 – 25 minutes or until the inserted toothpick comes out clean.


Allow to cool before cutting and serving

Matcha White Chocolate Brownies

9 Servings

Ingredients
  • ½ cup of unsalted butter
  • 4 oz. of white chocolate
  • 2 tbs. of matcha powder
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • ¼ cup of brown sugar
  • 3 eggs (room temp.)
  • 1 tsp. of vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp. of salt
  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
Method
Step 1: Preheat the Oven

Preheat the oven to 350°F.


Step 2: Brown the Butter

Add butter to a small saucepan.


Place it over high heat. Allow it to melt fully.


Turn the heat down and cook until brown bits begin to appear.


Take off heat.


Step 3: Combine Matcha, Chocolate, and Butter

Sift matcha into a bowl.


Add the white chocolate.


Pour the browned butter over the ingredients.


Mix until the chocolate melts.


Allow the mix to cool for a while.


Step 4: Cream Eggs, Sugar, and Vanilla

Add the rest of the ingredients to a mixing bowl.


Using a hand mixer or a stand mixer, whip the ingredients together.


Continue for 5 to 10 minutes – until thick and creamy.


Step 5: Add Matcha Mix

Add the matcha mix to the wet ingredients.


Continue until all the batter has turned green.


Step 6: Add Flour

Sift the flour into the mix.


Gently fold in the flour.


Don’t over-mix to keep the brownies moist and soft.


Step 7: Prepare the Pan and Pour Mix

Grease an 8-inch baking pan thoroughly.


Pour in the mix.


Gently smack the brownie pan against the counter to get rid of air bubbles.


Step 8: Bake

Bake for 20 minutes.


Allow to cool before serving.

Baked Green Matcha Brownie

Chocolate Matcha Brownies

16 Servings

Ingredients

For the Brownies

  • ¼ cup of unsalted butter
  • 4oz of semi-sweet chocolate
  • 2oz of bittersweet chocolate
  • ¾ cup of sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ tsp. of espresso powder
  • ¼ tsp. of salt
  • ⅓ cup of all-purpose flour

For the Ganache

  • 1 cup of white chocolate
  • ⅓ cup of heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp. of matcha powder
  • ⅓ cup of dark chocolate
  • ⅓ cup of heavy cream
Method
Step 1: Preheat the Oven

Preheat the oven to 350°F.


Step 2: Make Chocolate Mix

Place the butter, semi-sweet, and bittersweet chocolate into a microwaveable bowl.


Microwave for short periods. Remove, mix, and place it back in the microwave. Continue until all  the ingredients are melted.


Add the espresso powder and mix well.


Step 3: Whisk in Sugar and Eggs

First, add the sugar and whisk until it is combined.


Don’t worry about the batter being grainy.


Add the eggs in one at a time, whisking well in between each egg.


Whisk until the batter is light and airy.


Step 4: Fold in Flour and Salt

Sift in the flour and the salt.


Gently fold the dry ingredients in so that you don’t lose the airiness.


Step 5: Prepare Pan and Pour

Grease an 8-inch pan well.


Pour in the batter and level it out.


Step 6: Bake

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until the inserted toothpick comes out clean.


Cool completely before adding the glaze.


Step 7: Make the Matcha Ganache

Heat the heavy cream in a pan until it begins to simmer.


Add the white chocolate to a bowl.


Pour the heavy cream into the bowl and stir until chocolate is melted.


Sift in the matcha and whisk well until all the ganache is green.


Step 8: Make the Chocolate Ganache

Heat the heavy cream in a pan until it begins to simmer.


Add the chocolate to a bowl.


Pour the heavy cream into the bowl and stir until the chocolate is melted.


Step 9: Pouring the Ganache

You can pour the ganache once they are cool, but still in liquid form.


First, pour the matcha ganache over the brownies. Spread it out evenly.


Then, add the chocolate at random points on top of the matcha.


Use a toothpick to create a swirl pattern.


Allow ganache to harden.

These are all the matcha brownie recipes that you can try out. Each one is delicious!

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Dheena Sadik

Dr. Dheena Sadik

Consultant Nutritionist and Dietician

Author Bio

Dr. Dheena Sadik is a consultant Nutritionist and Dietician. She has over a decade of experience in the health and fitness industry. However, her love for tea began long before she understood the health benefits of tea. Growing up in Sri Lanka, Dheena had the privilege of being surrounded by the world-famous Ceylon tea. This is what got her started on her exploration of the various types of tea. She has now extensively tasted and examined teas from all over the world.

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