Easy matcha brownies
I’m a huge fan of brownies, and I think there’s nothing better for warming up on the cold winter day, then indulging a little in a chocolaty and comforting brownie slice, accompanied by your favorite hot mug of tea. And recently I discovered matcha green tea, with its distinctive taste and amazing health benefits. So it’s only logical that I have decided to put these two flavors together!
And if you don’t know matcha tea yet, then all you need to know is that its a finely grounded powder of specially grown and processed tea, that is high in antioxidants, enhances calm, boosts memory and concentration and fortifies the immune system! Now, I think this is enough reasons to try it, am I right?
So, this is rather an adult type of cake, with its slightly bitter matcha taste. Though one of my daughters still loved it, and actually was fascinated by its green color! But other one of my daughters not so much .. So I guess it’s best to make it for your adult friends, and not necessary for your kid’s birthday party!
All you need:
– 1/2 cup canola oil
– 1 cup sugar
– 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
– 3 eggs ( separated yolks from whites)
– 2/3 cup flour
– 1 cup dark chocolate chips ( melted)
– matcha green tea
Beat up the egg whites in a mixer, and set aside.
In a standing mixer combine together sugar, oil, vanilla essence and egg yolks. Add melted chocolate and then add flour. Once it’s all well blended, add slowly egg whites.
Pour on a prepared baking sheet, and bake on 350F for around 20-25 minutes. Don’t over bake!
Let your brownie cool down completely, and then dust them with matcha green tea. Don’t use too much of it though, as it can be too bitter!
Enjoy with a big mug of hot tea and a couple of good friends!