Vegan Matcha Brownies

If you like green tea, you'll love these gooey vegan matcha brownies. They're not just super tasty, but also flourless and high in proteins, made with only wholesome ingredients.

Vegan Matcha Brownies (High-Protein)


Nutrition per serving
Net Carbs17.4 g6.3%
of which Sugars6.8 g7.5%
Fibers3.6 g12.8%
Fats5.5 g8.4%
of which Saturates0.8 g4%
of which Omega 30 g3.7%
Proteins6 g13%
Calcium92 mg9.2%
Vitamin A0 mcg0.1%
Vitamin C1 mg1.7%
Iron2 mg13.7%
Potassium347 mg9.9%
Sodium64 mg2.8%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Kcal143 7.1%
Macro split
  • net carbs 54%
  • sugars 21%
  • fats 17%
  • saturates 2%
  • proteins 18%
  • fibers 11%
*RDA based on a 2000 kcal diet;
**Nutritional data sources: USDA, food labels.
143 per serving

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!


Measuring System
Canned Cannellini Beans (drained weight)600 g
Large Ripe Bananas2
Baking Powder2 tsp
Matcha Powder2 tbsp
Nut Butter (cashew, almond, or peanut)90 g
Maple Syrup120 mL
Almond Extract (optional)1 tbsp
Chopped Blanched Almonds80 g

Step 1

Rinse the cannellini beans thoroughly and then leave them to drain excess water on a colander.

Then, add them to a blender, followed by bananas, baking powder, matcha powder, nut butter, maple syrup, a pinch of salt and the almond extract if you're using it.

Blitz all for a few minutes until you have a smooth and creamy batter.

matcha brownie batter in a blender

Step 2

Now, transfer the matcha batter into a bowl and incorporate half of the chopped almonds.

matcha brownies batter with almonds

Step 3

Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F) and lightly grease a 20 cm (8 inches) square baking tin.

Pour the brownie batter into the tin and level it with a spatula or the back of a spoon.

Then, garnish it with the remaining chopped almonds, lightly pressing them down into the batter.

matcha brownies batter in a baking tin topped with almonds

Step 4

Bake the matcha brownies for 40-45 minutes at 200°C (390°F) static.

Cover the tin with foil or baking paper for the last 15 minutes of cooking time if the almonds are browning too quickly.

Once ready, let the brownie slab cool down completely into the tin before slicing it into squares.

Help yourself with a spatula to lift the matcha brownies, as they will be quite soft and gooey.

baked matcha brownies on a rack


  • You can swap cannellini beans with butter beans or chickpeas.

  • Instead of almonds, you can use cashews, pecans or dark chocolate chips. You can also use white chocolate, but make sure it's dairy-free if you want to keep the recipe vegan.