These Chocolate Matcha Brownies pack a nice punch of matcha, with scattered drops of chocolate that melt in your mouth with each pleasant bite. You would definitely not just take one bite, I assure you!
Extremely delicious and chewy, with a beautiful natural green, these are actually not difficult to make and the results make this recipe a worthy one to consider baking this weekend ( or any day actually! ). I will also explain the confusion of whether should I name them matcha blondies or brownies down below!
They’re chewy and almost fudgy ( but not fudgy! ), and you will be able to see their cross sectional pictures in a while. It will be so difficult for me to describe the texture of these Chocolate Matcha Brownies!
A background on Matcha, Matcha green tea is a stone ground Japanese-style green tea. It is a finely ground powder of specially grown and processed green tea. During shaded growth, the plant camellia sinensis produces more theanine and caffeine, accounting for the calm energy people might feel from drinking matcha.
Well, I do sound very knowledgeable don’t I? Hehe, because it was entirely quoted from Wikipedia! You can try going Wikipedia to check out more information about Matcha, such as its production and preparation.
Before you order or buy any matcha green tea for matcha baking recipes read this! Take note that just like other grounded tea leaves, the quality of tea leaves can result in different qualities. As such, with the differing qualities, it will definitely cause a difference in price. Please do not get high grades matcha powders for baking as they turn out almost the same ( highly similar ) more or less. The amount you have to pay more for every unit gram of matcha you’re paying will not be worth it since it turns out extremely similar afterall. So in order to make matcha baking recipes more economical for home bakers like you and I, let’s just stick to the cooking / culinary grade of matcha green tea powder, which is one of the cheapest relatively, and still packs the adequate flavour of the amazing matcha.
I always love matcha recipes also because of the health benefits of Matcha. I mean, honestly, desserts that we bake are usually unhealthy.
The best part? The matcha, besides being a star of these matcha blondies, tastes extremely pleasant with chocolate. You won’t find it a chore at all to eat these health food infused blondies. Yes, I feel you that healthiness is most often associated with being lacking in flavour or disgusting. Well, first of all, these blondies are not exactly healthy. Next, these matcha blondies only serves to add some matcha into your diet. So fret not, it still tastes like a normal blondie, but just take it that it’s matcha flavoured!
A disclaimer would be that I have a lot of difficulty naming this recipe. Should I name it a blondie because it is one, or should I name it a brownie because it looks like one? Well there are also other reasons why I wanted to name it a Chocolate Matcha Brownie instead. Although it does not contain any cocoa powder or chocolates in its batter ( except the folded in chocolate chips ), its entire structure and texture resembles brownies. They’re just green brownies!
Also, if you’re interested in using match as a baking ingredient, do also check out my link for almond matcha cookies down here:
Here’s a random picture of the baking process, right before it enters the oven!
Here’s also a cross sectional picture to showcase the texture of the chocolate matcha brownie, as promised ( almost forgot until I read through the whole thing before publishing! ). This picture is again, taken without any improved camera effects, filters etc to ensure that you know what you’re signing yourself up for when you attempt this recipe!
Chocolate Matcha Brownies
by Javier Tan June-21-2017
The delicious combination between Chocolate and Matcha creates nothing short of a tasty harmony in these cute little cakes.
- 1 Cup All Purpose Flour, Sifted
- 1/2 Cup Lightly Packed Brown Sugar
- 1/4 Cup Caster Sugar
- 1 Tablespoon + 1 Teaspoon Matcha Powder for Baking
- 1/4 Teaspoon Table Salt
- 1/2 Cup Butter, Melted and Cooled to Room Temperature
- 2 Large Eggs, at room temperature, weighing about 55g
- 1/4 Cup Semisweet Chocolate Chips
- Preheat your oven to 160 degrees C. Prepare a 8×8 inch baking tray, lined with parchment paper with overhangs or greased.
- To the butter, add both the sugars and stir until well dissolved.
- Add in the two eggs and mix well until incorporated ( no dark yellow streaks of the egg yolks remaining ).
- Mix in the sugar and sifted Matcha powder and stir. At this point, your batter will start becoming green.
- Add in your sifted all purpose flour and the chocolate chips and stir well.
- Pour into the prepared baking tray. Even it out with the back of a spoon and tap the baking tray against the counter several times to ensure an even spread of batter and to remove some excess air incorporated.
- Bake for about 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the batter comes out clean.
- Cool for about an hour before cutting and serving.
- Prep time: 20 mins
- Cook time: 30 mins
- Total time: 50 mins
- Yield: 25 1.6 inches squares
- The longer you bake towards 30 minutes and also beyond, the blondies will start browning. So try to take it out once the toothpick comes out clean.
- You can definitely add more matcha and more chocolate chips according to your preference. Word of caution is that if you add too much chocolate chips, it might cover the flavour of the matcha. Hence do moderate the amount of chocolate added.
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