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Brown Butter Matcha Brownies

A yummy and easy recipe for brown butter matcha brownies.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: matcha brownie recipe, matcha brownies
Servings: 9 brownies
Calories: 350kcal
Author: Becca Du

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Grease a 8x8 baking pan with butter and line with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Heat the butter over high heat until it melts. Lower the heat to low. Heat the butter until small brown bits start to appear. Remove from the stove.
  • Add white chocolate and matcha powder to a small bowl. Pour the brown butter over the top and stir until all the chocolate melts. Let the mixture cool for 2 minutes.
  • In large bowl, combine granulated sugar, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, and salt. Beat with a hand mixer or stand mixer until thick and creamy (5-10 minutes). 
  • While mixing, stream in your matcha chocolate ganache from step 4. Whisk until a uniform green batter appears.
  • Lastly, sift your flour into the bowl. Using a spatula, gently fold the flour into the batter using a until a green batter forms.
  • Spoon into your prepared baking pan.
  • Bake for 20-30 minutes.
  • Take out the brownies and slam them on the counter to get rid of some the air. Sprinkle some flaky sea salt over the top and put the brownies back in the oven. Bake for another 10 minutes.
  • Let cool for 20 minutes before serving.

Notes

  1. Use a light colored pan to brown butter - It is a lot easier to brown butter using a light colored pan because it helps you see the color of the butter as it cooks. You are less likely to burn the butter.
  2. Sift matcha powder - Matcha powder tends to clump up easily, so it's best to sift it before using it in a recipe.
  3. Beat sugar and eggs until thick and creamy - Beating the eggs and sugar incorporates air into the brownies, creating a lift in the final product. This helps provide lift without any type of leavening agents like baking soda or baking powder.
  4. Smack the brownies on the counter - This helps get rid of air bubbles in the brownies and creates a more fudgy texture. This is method I learned from Tasty's 101 video on brownies.

Nutrition

Serving: 1brownie | Calories: 350kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 230mg | Potassium: 79mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 561IU | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 2mg