Indulge in the delightful goodness of our easy-to-make matcha brownies, crafted with our signature matcha powder. These fudgy, gooey treats boast a subtle green tea flavor perfectly complemented by rich chocolate.
There is something about April and when the weather is getting warmer. There is something about these Vegan Matcha Brownies and the vibrant green from the matcha powder. Let me tell you there is really something! And that something is that they are delicious!
They are delicious and they are happy brownies. They are gooey and fudgy. And they are so moist and decadent. You don't even miss the dairy products! Even if you're not vegan, you could try this recipe and you will be surprised at how rich they are! With a touch of matcha in the batter and a dusting on top, you get some of the antioxidant benefits of matcha green tea powder.
I have a family member that is not a fan of the flavor of matcha, yet he is a huge green tea drinker (drinks it every morning!). Even my picky kid loved the flavor of this brownie and didn’t even notice the matcha flavor.
These vegan brownies have been made so many times over the years and have always been a family favorite. It was my new blogging partner’s idea to add the matcha. I took the photos, and she edited them and did the fun video!
Why You will Love these green tea brownies
- These chocolate matcha brownies are rich, fudgy, and delicious.
- The recipe is easy to follow and requires common ingredients.
- They offer a unique twist to the traditional brownie with the addition of matcha.
- They are vegan friendly and can be enjoyed by everyone.
- It's a great way to sneak in some antioxidants (from matcha) into your desserts.
Ingredients for these fudgy matcha brownies
- Unbleached All-purpose Flour & Whole Wheat Flour: Provides structure to the brownies.
- Vegan White Sugar: Adds sweetness and contributes to the brownies' moist, dense texture.
- Unsweetened Cocoa Powder: Gives the brownies their classic chocolate flavor.
- Baking Powder: Responsible for the rise in the brownies.
- Sea Salt: Enhances the overall flavor.
- Matcha Green Tea Powder: Adds a unique, subtle green tea flavor and gives the brownies their beautiful green hue.
- Orange Juice: Infuses a slight citrus flavour which balances the sweetness of the brownies.
- Coconut Milk & Apple Cider Vinegar: Replaces dairy and adds moisture.
- Vegetable Oil: Ensures the brownies are moist and fudgy.
- Vanilla Extract: Gives an extra depth of flavor.
- Vegan Chocolate Chips: Adds more chocolate goodness and gooeyness when melted.
How to make matcha brownies
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9 x 9 baking pan with parchment paper and spray with baking spray.
Step 2: In a small bowl, add the coconut milk and apple cider vinegar. Mix it and set aside while you prep the next ingredients.
Step 3: In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt and matcha.
Step 4: In a medium sized bowl, combine the orange juice, coconut milk, oil, and vanilla. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Step 5: Combine the wet and dry ingredients. Stir everything until it is well incorporated. Make sure to scrape the sides of the bowl with a spatula for good measure.
Step 6: Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. If you prefer firmer brownies, cook longer. If you like the center on the softer side, cook for a shorter time (about 25 minutes).
Step 7: After the brownies have cooled, dust them with matcha and slice. Resist the temptation to slice before they've cooled. Enjoy your delicious vegan matcha brownies!
Tips on how to make the best matcha brownies
- Make sure all your ingredients are at room temperature before starting to bake.
- Sift the dry ingredients to ensure there are no clumps (especially with the matcha powder).
- Don't overmix the batter as it can make the brownies tough.
- Always preheat your oven for the best results.
- You can replace all-purpose flour with gluten-free flour to make it gluten-free.
- Swap out vegan white sugar for coconut sugar for a healthier alternative.
- Use almond milk instead of coconut milk if desired.
What to Serve it With
These vegan matcha brownies taste heavenly when served with a scoop of vegan vanilla ice cream or a dollop of coconut whipped cream.
- Store the brownies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days.
- You can freeze them for up to 3 months.
- Just let them thaw in the refrigerator overnight and warm them up in the oven before serving.
Add more chocolate chips and/or reduce the amount of flour in the recipe. For a thicker, fudgier brownie, use less flour and add some extra oil or applesauce to make it moister.
The calorie content can vary depending on the exact ingredients and their quantities used. On average, a serving of these vegan matcha brownies contains about 200-250 calories.
Matcha desserts pair wonderfully with a variety of flavors. Fresh fruits like strawberries and blueberries, dairy-free whipped cream, or even a scoop of vegan vanilla ice cream complement the subtle green tea flavor of the matcha.
Absolutely! If you're using vanilla flavored matcha, you can reduce the amount of vanilla extract in the recipe. Adjust to taste.
Be sure to use enough non-stick spray on the parchment paper before pouring in the batter. Also, allow the brownies to cool completely before attempting to remove them from the paper.
This can be achieved by properly setting the oven temperature, and by placing the baking pan in the middle rack of the oven. Keep a close eye on the brownies, especially towards the end of the baking time to prevent over-browning.
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Originally published April 1, 2019 and updated on March 17, 2021.
Fudgy Matcha Brownies (Easy Recipe)
- 1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour you could use all white AP flour if you prefer
- 1 1/2 cups vegan white sugar
- 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 tsp matcha green tea powder
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 3/4 cup coconut milk
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips
- matcha green tea powder to dust on top
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9 x 9 baking pan with parchment paper and spray with baking spray.
- In a small bowl, add the coconut milk and apple cider vinegar. Give it a whirl and set aside while you prep the next ingredients.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt and matcha.
- In a medium sized bowl, add the orange juice, coconut milk, oil, and vanilla. Stir in the chocolate chips.
- Stir together completely and be sure to scrape the sides of the bowl with a spatula until it is incorporated well.
- Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. For firmer brownies, cook longer. If you like the middle on the softer side, cook shorter time (about 25 minutes)). When brownies cool, dust with matcha and slice. Good luck in letting it cool before slicing.
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information presented below is an approximation and may vary depending on the exact ingredients used.