Today, we want to share with you our vegan matcha brownies recipe, an exciting spin to the classic American brownies. If you love green tea, then you'll be so happy to use matcha powder in these gooey treats. And they're not just delicious, but super healthy too!
Matcha (aka powdered green tea leaves) is not just great for preparing tea but also a fantastic addition to sweet treats and desserts. It lends a bittersweet and faintly nutty flavour to any bake, including these yummy brownies.
Using matcha powder in recipes is very easy. Think of it like cocoa powder: one or two spoons are enough to give colour and flavour to your dough or batter. In this case, matcha gives our brownies a greenish hue and grassy aftertaste. Just by looking at them, you know you'll get a lot of plant-based goodness!
Besides swapping cocoa with green tea powder, we made a few more changes to the classic recipe to keep our brownies 100% vegan and healthy. We tried to use as many wholesome, plant-based ingredients as possible without compromising on taste.
For example, we replaced butter with nut butter to keep the fats low, and we used mashed beans and bananas to give our brownies a lovely creamy feel. This means our matcha brownies are also flourless and gluten-free.
Beans are not just great for texture, but they also power up these brownies with lots of plant-based proteins. With a single brownie square, you'll get almost three times more proteins than with a regular chocolate brownie — awesome!