Matcha Brownies

Matcha Brownies - Food & Nutrition Magazine - Stone Soup
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Matcha Brownies are a fun spin on the classic dessert and the homemade mix in a mason jar makes for a unique holiday gift.

What is matcha made from?

Matcha is a fine green powder made from green tea leaves. It’s leaves are consumed as part of the drink rather than being infused, and therefore has an even higher antioxidant content than most teas.

How do you make homemade brownie mix in a jar?

Matcha Brownies -

This is a great recipe to gift to others during the holiday.Matcha Brownies - It’s so easy to make too.

  1. First, add all your dry ingredients (brown sugar, flour, baking powder, salt, matcha powder, and chocolate chips) into a pint-sized (16-ounce) mason jar. You can find mason jars at thrift shops or online. Mason jars are a great way to create zero-waste gifts.
  2. Then, add a handwritten gift tag or this printable gift tag. I love to add a ribbon around the mason jar too.
  3. Finally, gift away! This is perfect for friends, family, or neighbors. If you know someone who is a matcha lover, this is a must-have. All they have to do is add butter, eggs, a splash of vanilla extract and bake!

Matcha Brownies


  • 1 cup brown sugar, loosely packed
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon matcha powder
  • ½ cup chocolate chips of your choice (dark, milk or white)
  • 1 stick (½ cup) unsalted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Preheat the oven to 350°F and line an 8-by-8-inch pan with parchment paper or lightly grease.

Melt butter and let cool (to ensure it doesn’t melt the chocolate chips).

Add all dry ingredients to a large bowl or mixer. Add melted butter, 2 eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract to the dry ingredients. Stir or mix everything together until just combined. Note: Batter will be slightly thick.

Add mixture into pan and bake for 15 minutes, or until edges are golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean. Once cooked, sprinkle more matcha over top if desired.

Enjoy with vanilla ice cream or a matcha latte if desired!

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Mackenzie Burgess, RDN is a registered dietitian, recipe developer and blogger based in Fort Collins, CO. Her blog focuses on simple recipes with customizable ingredients of your choice. Her recipes can be modified to fit different dietary preferences and ingredients already on hand. Find more of her recipes on her blog at