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Matcha Brownies

Matcha brownies are soft, fudgy, and chewy, with the perfect pairing of earthy green matcha and chocolate. Cocoa butter from melted white chocolate gives these matcha green tea brownies the most delicious, fudgy brownie texture. For extra yum, stir in dark chocolate or white chocolate chips!

Three matcha brownies stacked on top of each other.

Matcha brownies are the brownie for matcha lovers. With a taste similar to our delicious matcha chocolate chip cookies, and a texture like our triple chocolate brownies, each bite of these fudgy matcha brownies are heavenly.

Why This Recipe Works

That deep, earthy matcha flavor from the pulverized green tea leaves is intense but not overpowering.

And just like regular brownies, our matcha brownies recipe will give you soft, moist and fudgy brownies, thanks to the butter and melted white chocolate in the brownie batter.

Matcha brownies are:

  • Rich and flavorful. The bold flavor of matcha and the chewy texture of the brownies take center stage.
  • Easy to make. Less than 10 ingredients are all you need for this matcha brownies recipe!
  • Adaptable. Stir in your favorite white or dark chocolate or enjoy them plain! You can also mix in your favorite add-ins of choice.

The Ingredients

The biggest difference between these chewy matcha brownies and regular brownies is that instead of cocoa powder, we’re using melted white chocolate to keep that vibrant green color of the matcha.

For your earthy matcha brownies, you will need the following ingredients:

  • Unsalted butter. This adds moisture and a richness to the matcha brownies.
  • White chocolate. Chopped and melted, the cocoa butter in white chocolate will give you a brownie texture and chocolatey flavor without muddling the bright green color of the matcha with cocoa powder.
  • Granulated sugar. White sugar is essential to giving your matcha brownies the perfect amount of sweetness.
  • Eggs. Make sure they’re at room temperature so they can mix in well with the brownie batter.
  • Vanilla extract. Just a little bit will give your brownies a subtle vanilla flavor.
  • All-purpose flour. A brownie baking essential!
  • Matcha powder. Choose a high-quality matcha when you can.
  • Salt. A little bit of salt is almost always a good idea in homemade baked goods.
  • Chocolate chips or chopped chocolate. Since matcha pairs well with white chocolate and dark chocolate, you can choose your favorite type to fold into the batter (or omit it entirely!).

Choosing Matcha Powder

Keep in mind that with most matcha recipes, the quality of the matcha will make a big difference in the final product. A high-quality matcha will give you a more intense flavor and vibrant green color.

Ceremonial grade matcha is the best, but it comes at a price and it isn’t practical to use in baking. Save the expensive stuff for sipping.

Culinary grade matcha powder is better suited for baking, but the quality will vary between brands. Some types have a muddled green color and bitter taste, while others have a vibrant color and sweeter flavor.

Muddy green matcha powder next to a vibrant green matcha powder.
Two different brands of culinary matcha powder.

Recipe Highlights

Similar to a classic brownie recipe, these matcha brownies are surprisingly easy to make! Just 10 ingredients and a few minutes of prep time is all you need.

Here is a quick look at how to make them but as always, be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page to view the full recipe card.

Before you begin: Preheat the oven and line an 8×8 inch baking pan with parchment paper.

Stirring melted white chocolate and butter together.

Place the butter and chopped white chocolate in a microwaveable bowl. Microwave on low power in 15-second bursts until the chocolate is 80% melted.

Stirring sugar into the brownie batter.

Stir the chocolate and melted butter mixture until the white chocolate completely melts. Mix the sugar into the white chocolate mixture. Combine well.

Stirring eggs into the batter.

Beat the eggs in, one at a time. Mix in the vanilla extract.

Sifting matcha powder, flour, and salt over the brownie batter.

Sift together the dry ingredients, then mix it into the brownie batter.

Stirring white chocolate chunks into brownie batter.

Fold the chocolate chips into the batter. Spread the batter into the prepared pan.

Bake until the edges are set, and the brownies have a crackly top. Insert a toothpick into the center. It should come out with a few moist crumbs.

Let the matcha brownies cool before slicing them.

Green tea brownies with white chocolate chunks.

Tips for Success

  • The color and flavor of the matcha brownies will vary depending on the quality of the matcha powder. Culinary-grade matcha powder varies in quality from one brand to the next.

    Some brands of culinary matcha are muddy brown in color and slightly bitter. We’ve found that Aprikalife and Pantenger are good quality.
  • You can easily store these matcha brownies in an airtight container (or wrapped in plastic wrap) at room temperature for up to one week.

The next time you’re craving that earthy matcha flavor in the form of a delicious, sweet treat, give this matcha brownies recipe a try!

The sweetness of the white chocolate paired with the bold matcha flavor is incredible, and the fudgy texture is everything you want in a brownie.

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A stack of three matcha brownies with white chocolate chunks.

Matcha Brownies

Yield: 16 brownies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 38 minutes
Total Time: 53 minutes

These matcha brownies are fudgy and chewy with a delightful earthy matcha green tea flavor. Cocoa butter from melted white chocolate gives them a brownie-like texture without muddling the green color of the matcha.

You can keep them plain or stir in white chocolate chips or dark chocolate chips for a delicious indulgence. No matter how you enjoy them, they are sure to be a hit!

Ingredients

  • 10 tablespoons butter
  • 6 ounces white chocolate, chopped (170 grams)
  • 1-⅓ cup granulated sugar (270 grams)
  • 3 eggs, room temperature
  • 1-½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-¼ cups all purpose flour (150 grams)
  • 3 tablespoons matcha powder (15 grams)
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1-½ cups chocolate chips or chopped chocolate (white or dark chocolate)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line an 8x8 inch baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. Place the butter, and chopped white chocolate in a microwavable bowl. Microwave on low power in 15 second bursts until the white chocolate is about 80% melted. Remove from the microwave and stir until the chocolate is completely melted. 
  3. Stir in the sugar. Beat the eggs in one at a time then stir in the vanilla extract. 
  4. Sift the flour, matcha powder, and salt over the batter and stir until well blended. Fold in the chocolate chips. 
  5. Spread the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 38 to 42 minutes. The top will be slightly cracked, and the edges will appear set. A toothpick inserted in the middle should have some moist, sticky crumbs (the toothpick shouldn’t be wet, but a few moist crumbs are fine).  

Notes

  • Since matcha pairs well with white chocolate and dark chocolate, choose your favorite to fold into the batter. 
  • The color and flavor of the cookies will vary depending on the quality of the matcha tea powder you use.  
  • Ceremonial-grade matcha powder will have a brighter green color and milder, sweeter flavor than culinary matcha, but it is expensive. Culinary-grade matcha powder varies in quality from brand to brand. Some brands of culinary matcha are muddy brown in color and bitter in flavor. 
  • A few brands matcha that have a good flavor, bright green color, and affordable price are listed below and in the post. 
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 186Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 180mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 0gSugar: 14gProtein: 2g

Nutrition information is a guideline only. It is calculated automatically by third-party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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