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Matcha Brownies Recipe

Chewy matcha brownies with white chocolate frosting are a special treat with a unique matcha flavor and intriguing green color. They are moist with a perfect balance between sweet and earthy. 

Matcha brownie

What are Matcha Brownies?


Think of your favorite chocolate brownie. Then swap out the cocoa powder in favor of matcha powder. That’s all that’s different between a typical brownie and a matcha brownie. It’s the same chewy brownie texture but with matcha flavor. 

If you are following the craze in Asian fusion cuisine, you’ve definitely come across matcha before. You can put green tea powder in so many different recipes and get tasty, show-stopping results. There’s nothing else that gives food such a beautiful, natural green color!

Suppose you’re wondering how to make green brownies, have matcha powder left over after baking matcha sugar cookies recipe, or love trying unique twists on family favorite recipes. In that case, these brownies are for you!

Brownie matcha

How to Make Matcha Brownies

Gather your ingredients, and you’ll be baking matcha green tea brownies in a few minutes. Prepping the brownies and frosting together takes 20 minutes. The brownies by themselves only take 10 minutes before you can bake them in the oven. 

Materials

Nothing fancy here, just regular baking equipment you probably already have in your kitchen. 

If you want to pipe the frosting, you’ll need a piping bag and tip. Want a DIY alternative? I make a paper piping bag with parchment paper instead.

For brownies:

  • 8×8-inch baking dish
  • Parchment paper
  • Large and small mixing bowls
  • Electric hand mixer
  • Spoon or spatula
  • Cooling rack

For frosting:

  • Sifter
  • Piping bag and tip
Matcha with chocolate brownies

Ingredients

For the brownies:

Flour – Gently scoop all-purpose flour out from a bag or flour jar. Don’t pack the flour in your measuring cup. Instead, keep it loose and fluffy. First, measure a round amount, then take a knife and scrape it level. Here’s a video demonstration of this technique.

Sugar – regular granulated white sugar

Matcha green tea powder – there are different grades of green tea powder. I recommend this matcha powder.

Butter – Choose salted or unsalted butter and melt it before mixing in the batter. 

Eggs – Large eggs give the best results.

Vanilla extract – because everything is better with vanilla!

For the frosting:

White chocolate – Pick your favorite white chocolate bar or use white chocolate chips.

Butter – Again, either salted or unsalted butter is fine.

Powdered sugar – Push powdered sugar through a sifter and Powdered sugar is notorious for getting lumpy in the pantry. Make it perfectly smooth by pushing through a sifter before mixing with the rest of the ingredients. 

Vanilla extract – just ½ tsp for a delicious flavor

Milk – Add one tablespoon at a time and thin the frosting as needed.

White chocolate matcha brownies

Step-By-Step Directions

Preheat and prep.

Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C). Then, line an 8×8-inch baking dish with parchment paper. You can cut the paper extra wide so it hangs over the sides of your dish as handles. This makes it very easy to remove after baking.

Mix dry ingredients

Combine the flour, sugar, and matcha powder in a large bowl.

Mix wet ingredients

Beat melted butter, eggs, and vanilla with an electric mixer in a second bowl. Stir in the dry ingredients.

Combine into batter

Pour the batter into the baking dish. Use the back of a spoon or spatula to spread the batter evenly.

Bake until done

Bake for 35-40 minutes, until you can prick the center with a toothpick and it comes out clean. Remove from the oven, place on a cooling rack, and leave brownies to cool completely in the pan.

Prepare frosting

First, melt the white chocolate in a double boiler, then set it aside to cool slightly. Next, beat the butter with an electric hand mixer until fluffy. Then, sift in the powder sugar and beat again. Finally, add the melted white chocolate, vanilla, and milk. Mix well to combine. Set aside until brownies are cool enough to cut.

If the frosting needs adjusting, thin the frosting with another tablespoon of milk or add more powdered sugar to thicken it.

Decorate and serve

Once the brownies are cool, lift the parchment paper and brownies out of the pan. Pipe frosting over the brownies as shown in my photographs or spread in a thin uniform layer with a frosting knife (technically called an offset spatula or icing spatula) or rubber spatula.

Brownie matcha recipe

Nutritional Value in Matcha Brownies

This recipe yields 9 brownies. Each brownie contains:

  • 545 calories
  • 5 protein
  • 32 fat
  • 61 total carbs
  • 1 fiber
  • 60 net carbs

Please note that the nutritional value will change if you substitute ingredients. Use a nutrition app like My Fitness Pal to recalculate and reflect your changes.

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Yield: 9 brownies

Matcha Brownie Recipe with White Chocolate Frosting

White chocolate matcha brownies
Chewy matcha brownies with white chocolate frosting are a special treat with a unique matcha flavor and intriguing green color. They are moist with a perfect balance between sweet and earthy. 
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

For the brownies:

For the frosting:

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven 350°F (177°C). Line an 8x8-inch baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. Combine the flour, sugar, and matcha powder in a large bowl.
  3. Beat melted butter, eggs, and vanilla with an electric mixer in a second bowl. Stir in the dry ingredients.
  4. Pour the batter into the baking dish. Use the back of a spoon or spatula to spread the batter evenly.
  5. Bake for 35-40 minutes until you can prick the center with a toothpick and it comes out clean. Remove from the oven, place on a cooling rack, and leave to cool completely in the pan.
    Lift the parchment paper and brownies out of the pan. Decorate with optional frosting. Cut into 9 squares.


For the frosting:

  1. Prepare the frosting while the brownies bake. Melt the white chocolate in a double boiler. Cool slightly.
  2. Beat the butter in a stand mixer until fluffy. Sift in the powdered sugar and beat again.
  3. Add the white chocolate, vanilla, and milk. Mix well to combine. 
  4. Set aside until the brownies are cool enough to cut. Remove the brownies from the baking dish and pipe frosting over the brownies as shown in the photographs or spread in a thin, uniform layer. Then, cut to serve. 

Notes

Thin the frosting with another tablespoon of milk if needed. Conversely, add more powdered sugar to thicken it.

There are more important notes and tips shared in the post above. I highly recommend you read the whole post before making the recipe!

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

9

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 545Total Fat: 32gSaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 118mgSodium: 248mgCarbohydrates: 61gFiber: 1gSugar: 39gProtein: 5g

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Lisa Grant

Monday 19th of September 2022

I love this unique treat. It is especially good with an afternoon cup of tea!

Jessica Haggard

Monday 19th of September 2022

Teas all around! Glad you enjoyed the recipe. Come back soon for more easy and unique treats :)

Tristin

Sunday 18th of September 2022

I love a great cup of matcha tea, so why not enjoy it in brownie form. Came out nice and chewy with yummy flavor!

Tammy

Sunday 18th of September 2022

These sound so good! I would never have thought of matcha bars but sounds like a fabulous way to enjoy it. Definitely need to try!

Jessica Haggard

Monday 19th of September 2022

Thanks Tammy! Bookmark the page so you can try them soon ;) Hope you enjoy!

Sean

Thursday 15th of September 2022

I love anything matcha and these brownies were so good I made two batches.

Veronika

Thursday 15th of September 2022

I love making desserts with matcha! This one is definitely a winner! My family ate it all the same day and didn't leave any leftovers.... ;)

Jessica Haggard

Monday 19th of September 2022

That happens with my family too!! Lol

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