Greetings from Barcelona! Brian and I are having the best time right now, but more on that after we return.
For now, I want to continue my Asian-food streak and leave you with yet another matcha green tea recipe. This time: vibrant green brownies loaded with white chocolate chips and almonds.
You’ll need: white chocolate chips, butter, eggs, matcha powder, flour, almond extract, vanilla extract, and almond slivers.
Notice how I didn’t list sugar? The original recipe by Bake Something used a sweetened matcha powder, which I didn’t have, and I made the game-time decision to skip any added sweeteners anyway. 1½ cups white chocolate chips already seemed like plenty, and I was happy with the results.
If you’re new to matcha or prefer things on the sweeter side, consider adding ¼ to ½ cup sugar.
The colors of the batter and chocolate chips are about the only places where the making of these “greenies” differs from regular-brownie protocol.
Make your batter.
Pour the dark-green goodness into a pan. Spread it out. Bake it.
It’ll come out of the oven several shades of green lighter with a bonus golden brown border.
You’ll also get a strong matcha green-tea flavor balanced out nicely by the sweetness and crunch of chocolate chips and almonds.
Now it’s your turn. Give them a try and help me make “greenies” catch on.
- 1 stick unsalted butter
- 1½ cup white chocolate chips
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup flour
- ¼ cup matcha green tea powder
- ½ tsp almond extract
- ¼ tsp vanilla extract
- ½ cup almond slices
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour an 8x8 baking pan.
- In a large microwave safe bowl, combine the butter and 1 cup of the white chocolate chips until melted and smooth. I did so by heating in 30-second intervals, stirring and checking on it each time. Pour melted buttery, chocolatey goodness into the bowl of a stand mixer. Set aside and let cool for a few minutes.
- Next, add eggs and matcha powder to the bowl and stir on low until combined.
- Add flour, almond, and vanilla extract and keep mixing until just until incorporated.
- Fold in almonds and white chocolate chips.
- Pour brownie batter into prepared pan and spread it into an even layer.
- Bake until edges are lightly browned, about 20 to 25 minutes.
- Set pan on a wire rack to cool.
- Cut and enjoy!
- If you're new to matcha or want your brownies on the sweeter side, consider adding ¼ to ½ cup sugar.