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Green Tea Brownies | Fortune Goodies

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. 

Green Tea Brownie Ingredients

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. 

Making Green Tea Brownies

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. 

Green Tea Brownie Batter

Pour the dark-green goodness into a pan. Spread it out. Bake it. 

Fresh Green Tea Brownies

It’ll come out of the oven several shades of green lighter with a bonus golden brown border. 

Green Tea Brownies

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.

Happy Monday! 

green tea brownies
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Ingredients
  1. 1 stick unsalted butter
  2. 1½ cup white chocolate chips
  3. 2 eggs
  4. 1 cup flour
  5. ¼ cup matcha green tea powder
  6. ½ tsp almond extract
  7. ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  8. ½ cup almond slices
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour an 8x8 baking pan.
  2. 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.
  3. Next, add eggs and matcha powder to the bowl and stir on low until combined.
  4. Add flour, almond, and vanilla extract and keep mixing until just until incorporated.
  5. Fold in almonds and white chocolate chips.
  6. Pour brownie batter into prepared pan and spread it into an even layer.
  7. Bake until edges are lightly browned, about 20 to 25 minutes.
  8. Set pan on a wire rack to cool.
  9. Cut and enjoy!
Notes
  1. If you're new to matcha or want your brownies on the sweeter side, consider adding ¼ to ½ cup sugar.
Adapted from Bake Something
Adapted from Bake Something
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23 Responses to green tea brownies

  1. Crystal says:

    Where’s the green tea in the recipe?

  2. I think Crystal meant that the matcha power isn’t listed in the recipe’s ingredient list.

    These look delicious! I’ve always wanted to make green tea brownies… or… “greenies” haha. I always buy a tin of matcha and use 1 teaspoon at a time, I’m glad I can finally use more with this recipe.

    Totally pinning, and these are going on my recipe wish list!

    • Yang says:

      Oh goodness! How horribly embarrassing. 1/4 cup matcha green tea powder now added to the ingredient list. Thanks, Crystal! Let me know what you think.

  3. Cheryl says:

    Oh my, these look delicious! I’ve been on a life long hunt for matcha brownies/blondies! Did these have a chewy or cake-like texture? Really looking forward to this recipe!

    • Yang says:

      Glad to hear it, Cheryl.

      And yes, they sure did! Chewy, caky and crunchy too thanks to the almonds and white chocolate chips. Let me know what you think once you try them out for yourself.

  4. Monica lee says:

    Im not a big fan of white chocolate, is there something else I could use as a substitute?

    • Yang says:

      Hi Monica! If you’re not a fan of white chocolate, I would suggest still using 1 cup of melted white chocolate to make the batter (it’s really more of a consistency and sweetness thing, and you wont notice that the white chocolate is even in there), and swap out the remaining 1/2 cup with milk or semi-sweet chocolate chips, whichever you like better. Hope that helps!

  5. Kee Leng says:

    Hi, followed the recipe but not sure what happened, the brownie did not have any taste of green tea though it turned out green. Could you help? Thanks!

    • Yang says:

      Hi Kee – I’m sorry to hear the brownies didn’t come out as you’d hoped. The brownies should have a very distinct green-tea flavor if you use 1/4 cup matcha green tea powder. I’m not sure how to troubleshoot this one. Sorry I couldn’t be of more help.

  6. Chey says:

    Could I use regular Green tea powder for this recipe? I’ve been through 2 cans of matcha powder and finally found a bag of green tea for less!

  7. diane says:

    Thanks for this recipe yang! :)
    I will going to try green tea powder later and will update you with the result.

  8. diane says:

    done baking! yum!
    one of my friend told me that it is a bit bitter, maybe because its not that sweet.
    I should have put some sugar since my chocolate was not that sweet.

    Will try again with sugar :)

  9. allenooi says:

    don’t need any baking powder?

  10. Sicilia says:

    Hi! If I’m adding sugar, when do I put it? Cooked with the butter or mixed after the eggs?

    • Yang says:

      Hi Sicilia – sorry for the delay in my replay. The sugar should be added in with the flour, almond and vanilla. Hope that helps!

  11. dani says:

    I tried these and found them lacking. Way too dense and and crumbly. If I try this again I’m definitely adding baking soda and salt. This batch went straight to the trash.

    • Yang says:

      Hi Dani – Thanks for sharing. I’m really sorry to hear they weren’t to your liking. Matcha can certainly be an acquired taste. Thank you for trying though and I appreciate the feedback.

  12. Eunice says:

    Hi, may I know what temp to bake at? :-)

    • Yang says:

      Hi Eunice – I’m so sorry for the way late reply, but you bake these at 350. As with all my recipes, you’ll see a more detailed step-by-step recipe at the bottom of the post. I don’t always share all of the exact details when I write the top part, but it’s something I’m working on changing. Thanks!

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