These Gluten-Free Vegan Matcha Brownies are rich and fudgy, perfectly sweet, and covered in a fragrant white chocolate glaze! The perfect healthy dessert!
What is matcha?
Matcha is green tea powder.
I love using matcha in desserts, as it adds a beautiful colour and delicious earthy flavour.
Where can you buy matcha?
You can buy matcha in most supermarkets (in the tea section), local health stores, online or in Asian supermarkets.
Why you’ll love these Gluten-Free Vegan Matcha Brownies:
- they’re rich and fudgy
- they’re perfectly sweet
- they have an elegant flavour
- they’re covered in a fragrant white chocolate glaze
- they’re refined sugar free
- they’re grain-free
- they’re paleo
- they’re oil-free
- they’re easy to make
- they keep well for a few days
- they’re perfect for sharing and make excellent edible gifts!
How to make these Gluten-Free Vegan Matcha Brownies
Scroll down to the bottom of the post for the full recipe (including measurements and full instructions).
- Place the soaked and drained dates, almond butter and plant-based milk in a food processor or blender.
- Whizz until completely smooth.
- Place the ground almonds and matcha in a glass mixing bowl and mix well.
- Add the puréed date mixture and mix well – add a splash more milk if it’s looking too dry.
- Transfer the batter into a square baking tin.
Tip: Line the tin with greased baking paper to make it easier to remove the brownies after.
- Bake in the oven for 20 minutes.
- Leave to cool completely before drizzling over the glaze.
How to make the white chocolate glaze
- Melt the cacao butter in a bowl over a saucepan of boiling water.
- Add the plant-based milk and maple syrup and mix well.
- Drizzle it over the brownies using a spoon.
How to decorate these brownies
If you wish to decorate, scatter over freeze-dried strawberries or raspberries, rose petals or desiccated coconut while the glaze is still wet.
How long do these Gluten-Free Vegan Matcha Brownies keep for?
These Matcha Brownies keep covered in the fridge for up to a few days – the taste or texture remains unchanged which means they’re great for meal prep and making ahead for entertaining.
Substitutions you can make to this recipe:
- you can use any type of plant-based milk: almond milk, cashew milk, soy milk, rice milk, oat milk etc
- you can replace the almond butter with sunflower seed butter or cashew butter
- you can replace the ground almonds with ground walnuts or ground sunflower seeds
- for a nut-free version, replace the ground almonds with ground sunflower seeds, replace the almond butter with sunflower seed butter and use a nut-free plant-based milk
- you can add dried cranberries, desiccated coconut or vegan white chocolate chips to the brownie batter
- instead of the white chocolate glaze, you can top these brownies with strawberry frosting!
More vegan matcha recipes:
- Matcha Overnight Oats
- Matcha Shortbread Cookies
- Matcha Chocolate Truffles
- Matcha Strawberry Cake
- Matcha Baked Donuts
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Gluten-Free Vegan Matcha Brownies
For the brownies:
For the white chocolate glaze (optional):
To decorate (optional):
- Freeze-dried strawberries or raspberries
- Rose petals
- Desiccated coconut
For the brownies:
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit)
- Drain the dates and place in a food processor or blender with the almond milk and almond butter
- Blend until completely smooth, mixing it around a couple of times if necessary
- Place ground almonds and matcha powder in a large bowl and mix well – to ensure it all combines evenly afterwards
- Add the puréed date mixture and mix well – add a splash more milk if it's looking too dry
- Transfer into a baking tin lined with greased baking paper – I used a 23cm/9inch square baking tin
- Bake in oven for around 20 minutes. They should be firm inside but still quite gooey – be careful not to overcook as they will firm up as they cool down
- Leave to cool completely before drizzling over the glaze (if using)
For the white chooclate glaze (optional):
- Melt the cacao butter in a bowl over a saucepan of boiling water
- Add the milk and maple syrup and mix well
- Drizzle it over the brownies using a spoon – you will find most of the surface will be covered
- If you wish to decorate, scatter over freeze-dried strawberries or raspberries, rose petals or desiccated coconut while the glaze is still wet
- Leave to cool (or place in fridge) until the glaze has compeltely set before cutting into squares
- Keeps well covered in the fridge for up to a few days
- For a nut-free version, replace the ground almonds with ground sunflower seeds, replace the almond butter with sunflower seed butter and use a nut-free plant-based milk.
- You can add dried cranberries, desiccated coconut or vegan white chocolate chips to the brownie batter.
- Instead of the white chocolate glaze, you can top these brownies with strawberry frosting!
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