Gluten-Free Vegan Matcha Brownies
These Gluten-Free Vegan Matcha Brownies are rich and fudgy, perfectly sweet, and covered in a fragrant white chocolate glaze! The perfect healthy dessert!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 16 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!
Calories: 217kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 174mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 38IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 1mg