This is the best matcha brownies recipe! These brownies are so fudgy and delicious and are loaded with white chocolate chips. You will love how easy these brownies are to make and the fun green color that the matcha powder gives them. You can even make them gluten free and dairy free too!
What is matcha?
Matcha is a type of tea that comes from the Camellia sinensis plant. Matcha comes from the same plant as green tea, but matcha is made from the entire leaf that is then ground into a fine powder. It is much more concentrated than regular green tea, and because it is more concentrated it has a higher concentration of antioxidants and beneficial plant compounds compared to green tea.
What does matcha taste like?
Matcha has a sweet, grassy, earthy flavour. It can be a little bitter, but the flavour will also depend on the quality of the matcha. High quality, ceremonial grade matcha has a sweeter taste and is less bitter than lower grade matcha.
Health benefits of matcha:
Matcha has many health benefits. It is high in antioxidants, can help protect your liver, can improve brain function, has anti-cancer properties, may promote heart health, and can help with weight loss.
Why you will love this recipe:
- These matcha brownies are the best! They are soft, fudgy, moist, and chewy.
- These brownies are really easy to make and you only need one bowl to make them so the clean up is so simple.
- These green tea brownies have such a fun green color from the matcha powder.
- These matcha white chocolate brownies are such a fun twist on a traditional brownie recipe.
- You can easily make this recipe gluten free and dairy free.
- While I named this recipe a brownie recipe, you could also call these matcha blondies since they are made with no cocoa powder and no dark chocolate.
- Because of their color these green brownies would be great to serve for St. Patrick's day or Christmas!
- You can serve these brownies with Hokkaido milk tea for a delicious Japanese dessert.
Do you prefer cookies to brownies? Make matcha cookies instead!
Key ingredients and substitutions:
- All purpose flour - the base of these matcha tea brownies is all purpose flour. If you are gluten free simply use a gluten free all purpose flour instead.
- Matcha - matcha powder gives these brownies a unique flavour and also a beautiful, fun green color. I recommend using a high quality culinary grade matcha powder to make these brownies.
- White chocolate chips - white chocolate chips add both sweetness and a beautiful contrast in color to the green from the matcha powder. If you are dairy free use vegan white chocolate chips instead.
- Butter - butter helps add moisture to these fudgy brownies. I recommend using unsalted butter but if you do use salted butter, omit the salt from the recipe. For a dairy free option you can use vegan butter instead.
- Eggs - eggs help add moisture to these brownies and help them become even more fudgy and dense.
- To make these brownies gluten free use an all purpose gluten free flour.
- To make this recipe dairy free use vegan butter and dairy free white chocolate chips.
- To make these brownies without white chocolate, instead of white chocolate chips you could use dark chocolate chips or milk chocolate chips instead to give these brownies a different flavour.
How to make this recipe:
First, preheat your oven 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line an 8"x 8" baking pan with parchment paper.
Next add the dry ingredients to the bowl of your standing mixer and blend well with a spoon until well combined and there are no clumps in the flour.
Then add the wet ingredients to the bowl and use your standing mixer to blend everything well until you have a smooth dough.
Now stir in the white chocolate chips by hand.
Transfer the batter to the baking pan and spread it evenly until it's smooth. Then bake the brownies for 22-25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted inside comes out clean. Let the brownies cool completely and then cut them into pieces and enjoy!
- If you use salted butter omit the salt from the recipe.
- Let these brownies cool completely before cutting into them. Trust me, the wait is worth it!
- These brownies freeze really well.
How to store:
Store these brownies in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 7 days.
Frequently asked questions:
Assuming you get 16 brownies out of this recipe, each of these brownies has 212 calories.
I would not consider this to be a healthy brownie recipe. These brownies are made with sugar, butter and chocolate chips, making the a decadent, delicious dessert. If you are looking for healthy brownie recipes I would recommend my dairy free brownies with caramel or avocado brownies.
Matcha goes really well with white chocolate. Matcha has a bitter flavour while white chocolate is rather sweet so the two flavour profiles compliment each other beautifully.
Matcha blondies is another name for matcha brownies. They are usually made with flour, matcha, sugar, butter and white chocolate.
No! I tried making these brownies with coconut sugar instead of cane sugar and they tasted terrible.
I don't recommend omitting the eggs or swapping the eggs in this recipe. I have not tested this brownie recipe with any egg replacements such as chia eggs or flax eggs. If you do try it please let me know if it works out or not.
Other desserts you will love:
- Matcha cookies
- Avocado brownies
- Almond flour peanut butter cookies
- Healthy blondies
- Protein cookies
- Chocolate pretzel bars
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- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 3/4 cup cane sugar
- 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon matcha green tea powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 cup white chocolate chips
- Preheat your oven 350°F and line an 8"x 8" baking pan with parchment paper.
- Add the dry ingredients to the bowl of your standing mixer and blend well with a spoon until well combined and there are no clumps in the flour.
- Add in the wet ingredients and use your standing mixer to blend everything well until you have a smooth dough.
- Stir in the white chocolate chips by hand.
- Transfer the batter to the baking pan and spread it evenly until it's smooth.
- Bake for 22-25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted inside comes out clean. Let the brownies cool completely and then cut them into pieces and enjoy!
- Nutritional values are an estimate and will vary depending on the exact ingredients used.
- If you use salted butter, omit the salt from this recipe.
- Let the brownies cool completely before cutting them.