Desserts

Matcha Brownies

These are hands down the best Matcha Brownies ever! They are bright green and vibrant and have crunchy, crinkle tops for the perfect crunch, followed by a rich and fudgy center. It's truly a match made in heaven.
three matcha brownies stacked on top of one another

why you’ll love this recipe

  • Matcha Brownies are rich, decadent and fudgy.
  • These bright green brownies are vibrant and full of color.
  • They are incredibly easy to make and come together in about an hour.
  • Made with ceremonial grade matcha and white chocolate chips.
  • Crinkle tops that are the perfect balance of fluffy and crunchy.
  • Perfectly sweet and salty.
  • Check out my vegan and gluten-free matcha cookie recipe!
matcha brownies on a plate sitting in the sunlight.

ingredients and Substitutions

Use unsalted butter for best results, you can substitute for grass fed butter or clarified ghee. I have not tested this recipe using oils.

Ceremonial grade matcha powder gives these brownies that bright green and vibrant color!

High quality white chocolate chips help these brownies stay moist and have a fudgy texture. You can also use a chopped white chocolate bar.

Granulated sugar, brown sugar and eggs are creamed together using an electric mixer for about 5 minutes until light and fluffy. I have no tested this recipe with any other sugars, but my best guess is that you could substitute the brown sugar for coconut sugar, although the end result may differ slightly.

Vanilla extract adds flavor to this recipe.

Kosher salt to help balance out the flavors and give these brownies a lovely sweet and salty flavor.

All purpose flour is used for the base, you may be able to substitute a 1:1 gluten-free flour blend, however, please note the end result may differ slightly.

all the ingredients you need to make these brownies

What Is Matcha?

Matcha is a beautiful, vibrant green tea powder that is made from finely ground green tea leaves. The powder is traditionally mixed with water and then added to your favorite milk for a matcha latte. It contains antioxidants that can help you stay energized throughout the day.

how to make

STEP 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, then prepare an 8×8 inch pan by lining it with parchment paper.

STEP 2: Melt butter in the microwave for 1-2 minutes in 1 minute increments, or on the stovetop. Then, in a medium bowl combine the white chocolate chips and matcha powder. Pour melted butter over chocolate chips and matcha and mix until melted and well combined.

STEP 3: In a large mixing bowl, add in granulated sugar and brown sugar. Then, using an electric mixer add in eggs and beat mixture for 3-5 minutes. You really want to incorporate a lot of air into the batter. The consistency should resemble a thick pancake batter.

STEP 4: Next, pour the white chocolate/matcha ganache into the egg/sugar mixture and mix until combined. Add in the vanilla extract.

the ganache added to the eggs and sugar.

STEP 5: Then, sift flour and salt into the mixture and using a rubber spatula fold the ingredients until just combined. Try not to over mix!

STEP 6: Pour the batter into a prepared 8×8 pan and bake at 350F for 20 minutes. Carefully remove with oven mitts and drop the brownies on the counter 2-3 times. Then, return to the oven to bake for an additional 15 minutes.

STEP 7: Remove from the oven and drop it on the counter 2 more times before allowing it to rest for 1 hour or until it reaches room temperature.

STEP 8: Remove from the pan, slice into and enjoy!

the cooked brownies that have been cut

Tips and tricks

Cream eggs and sugar together with an electric mixer for 3-5 minutes. You want the consistency to resemble pancake batter. It should be thick and airy.

Melt the white chocolate chips using the hot melted butter.

Gently fold in the sifted flour to the batter so that you don’t deflate the mixture.

Using oven mitts, remove the brownies from the oven after 20 minutes and drop them on the counter 2-3 times. This helps the brownies get that crinkle top and removes the air pockets so your brownies aren’t too fluffy like cake.

Clean your knife in between cuts.

Before you cut, make sure your brownies are at room temperature. Alternatively, you can chill the brownies in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes for optimal cutting.

How to make the perfect brownies

I tested this matcha brownie recipe four times before realizing that if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it! I followed Buzz Feed Tasty’s method and recipe for The Best Brownies Ever. However, I adapted and changed a few things to create matcha brownies instead of the chocolate brownies that they made.

They walked, so we could run. Thanks a lot buzz feed tasty!

a hand holding a matcha brownie

How to serve and store

Serve these matcha brownies with a glass of milk or cup of coffee!

Store in an airtight container on the counter and enjoy within 4-5 days. Alternatively you can freeze matcha brownies in an airtight container and enjoy within 30 days. Let thaw on the counter for 1 hour before enjoying.

frequently asked questions

What are the main ingredients needed for brownies?

Butter, sugar, a high quality chocolate, eggs and flour. No baking powder!

Why do you have to beat the eggs and sugar for so long?

This will give your brownie those crinkle tops! If you skip this step, your brownies won’t have that crunchy crust.

What type of Matcha powder do you recommend?

Any ceremonial grade matcha powder will work, my favorites are: Pique, Art of Tea, Matcha Bar and Heapwell.

Can I use a gluten-free flour blend instead of all purpose flour?

Yes you can, however, please note the end result may slightly differ.

What the best way to cut brownies?

Let brownies cool to room temperature and use a sharp knife. Clean it after each cut.

a hand holding a matcha brownie with a bite taken out of it.

other recipes you may like

If you make these Matcha Brownies, I would really appreciate a comment and rating down below, under the recipe card. Don’t forget to take a picture and tag me over on InstagramTiktok or Pinterest!

Matcha Brownies

These are hands down the best Matcha Brownies ever! They are bright green and vibrant and have crunchy, crinkle tops for the perfect crunch, followed by a rich and fudgy center. It's truly a match made in heaven.
3.7 based on 3 reviews
PIN RECIPE
PREP TIME:
15 minutes
COOK TIME:
35 minutes
TOTAL TIME:
50 minutes
Author - Hannah

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 sticks of unsalted butter or 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp matcha powder
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar 
  • 3 tsp bourbon vanilla extract 
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt 
  • 3 large eggs 
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour

SCALE:

1X

YIELDS:

16 Matcha Brownies

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, then prepare an 8x8 inch pan by coating it with non-stick spray and lining it with parchment paper.
  2. Melt butter in the microwave for 1-2 minutes in 1 minute increments, or on the stovetop. 
  3. Then, in a medium bowl combine the white chocolate chips and matcha powder. Pour the melted butter over the white chocolate chips and matcha and mix until melted and well combined. Mixture should be smooth with no lumps.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, add in the granulated sugar and brown sugar. Then, using an electric mixer, add in the eggs and beat for 3-5 minutes. You really want to incorporate a lot of air into the batter. The consistency should resemble a thick pancake batter. 
  5. Next, pour the white chocolate/matcha ganache into the egg/sugar mixture and mix until combined. Add in the vanilla extract. 
  6. Then, sift the flour and salt into the mixture and using a rubber spatula fold the ingredients until just combined. Try not to over mix! 
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared 8x8 pan and bake at 350F for 20 minutes. With oven mitts, carefully remove the brownies and them on the counter 2-3 times. Then, return to the oven to bake for an additional 15 minutes. 
  8. When ready, remove the brownies from the oven and drop them on the counter 2 more times before allowing them to rest for 1 hour or until they reach room temperature. 
  9. Remove the brownies from the pan by lifting on the parchment paper, slice into with a sharp knife, cleaning in between each cut and enjoy! 

Notes

  • Cream eggs and sugar together with an electric mixer for 3-5 minutes. You want the consistency to resemble pancake batter. It should be thick and airy.
  • Gently fold in the sifted flour to the batter so that you don't deflate the mixture.
  • Drop the brownies on the counter 2-3 times after 20 minutes of baking time and after they are done baking.
  • Before you cut, make sure your brownies are at room temperature. Alternatively, you can chill the brownies in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes for optimal cutting.
 

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This recipe is really good! It turn out perfectly. I reduced sugar and add more matcha powder.

Absolutely delicious!!! I made them for mothers day and am going to make them for my fellow teachers today for a Tuesday treat.

Hi Angelie! I’m so happy to hear you loved the recipe. Thanks so much for your comment and rating! xx

I saw this recipe on TickTock and I saved it immediately. I followed exactly as it was written and it turned out amazing!

Hi Kat! I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed them. Thanks so much for the comment and rating! xx