These Matcha Almond Flour Brownies are made with almond flour and a few ingredients. They're nutty, earthy and not too sweet.
As a recipe developer, I have my fair share of fails and successes.
But sometimes there are some recipes that are so good that I just want to keep them to myself. I know, selfish me.
I promised I would have the recipe up for these Matcha Almond Flour Brownies last year, and life got in the way, but I'm making good on it now.
These Matcha Almond Flour Brownies are tender, moist and delicious with the grassy notes of matcha.
The tops of the brownies bake up with a toothsome sweetened crust.
Why you'll love the recipe
They're super simple to make -- just mix all the wet ingredients in a bowl, and dump in the dry ingredients.
Mix everything together and bake. How easy is that?!
It's a small-batch recipe that you can whip up in a loaf pan.
The brownies taste like a cake, but a bit nuttier, as my son quipped. Leave it to him with the tasting nuances.
Ingredients you'll need
For these Matcha Almond Flour Brownies, you'll need:
- butter: unsalted butter, melted; don't use vegetable oil for these brownies
- granulated sugar: adds sweetness to the brownies and helps develop that crust on the top
- sea salt: helps balance the flavours in the brownies
- vanilla extract: use a good quality pure vanilla extract
- egg: large egg, beaten
- matcha: use a high quality matcha powder for the best flavour and colour
- almond flour: also known as ground almond flour; it is just almonds processed finely
- all-purpose flour: adds a little structure to the brownies; you can omit if you want to make them gluten-free
- baking powder: adds lift to the brownies
Why is flour added?
While these brownies are not entirely gluten-free, you can definitely make them so by omitting the all-purpose flour.
I found upon testing that the addition of the flour helps with the structure of the brownies ever so slightly.
How to make the brownies
Whisk together the wet ingredients in a mixing bowl.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.
Fold with a spatula until combined.
Transfer the batter to a loaf pan lined with parchment paper.
Bake at 350F until a toothpick inserted comes out clean or with the slightest crumbs clinging to it.
How to serve the brownies
Let the brownies cool before serving.
My kids love the Matcha Almond Flour Brownies with a tall glass of milk.
How to store the brownies
Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.
I haven't tried freezing the brownies so I can't say as to how they will hold up.
Can I double the recipe?
Yes, double the ingredients and make the brownies in an 8" x 8" square pan.
Other matcha recipes you may like
If you enjoy matcha and almond, be sure to check out these recipes:
Easy Double-Baked Almond Croissants
Matcha Almond Scones with Bergamot Glaze
Let me know if you try making these -- I love to see your creations! Tag me on Instagram @siftandsimmer or leave me a comment/rating below.
Matcha Almond Flour Brownies
For accuracy and precision in baking recipes, use weight (metric) measurements when available.
- 35 g unsalted butter melted
- 80 g granulated cane sugar
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 large egg beaten
- 10 g matcha sifted + extra for dusting
- 72 g almond flour
- 25 g all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- Preheat oven to 350°F/177°C.
- Line a 8" by 4" loaf pan with parchment paper.
- In a medium glass bowl, whisk together melted butter, sugar, salt, vanilla, egg and matcha.
- Add in the almond flour, all-purpose flour, and baking powder. Fold until combined.
- Transfer the mixture to the prepared loaf pan.
- Bake at 350°F/177°C for approximately 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean, or with the slightest bit of crumbs clinging to it.
- Remove from oven, let cool in pan for 5 minutes, and transfer to a cooling rack. Cut into 8 squares and dust with additional matcha prior to serving.
- Store in an airtight container for 5 days at room temperature.
The nutritional information provided should be considered as approximate and is not guaranteed. Please use your best judgment to ensure food is safely prepared and/or a good fit for your diet.
Can you substitute the cane sugar for another sugar? What sugar substitution would you use?
You could definitely use another sweetener -- eg. coconut sugar, honey (if you're not vegan)?
They have the most prettiest green colour to them! I also love that amazing fluffy texture to these almond brownies! Gotta add to the list!
Hi, followed your recipe but the brownies didn’t seem to rise as much as the ones in your photos. Used a 8x4 loaf pan states in the recipe too. Anything that I may have missed out?
Your baking powder may have lost its potency. You can increase the baking powder a bit next time for more lift.
This didn't come out at all as in your picture. I followed your steps using the metric measurements and were much denser and not as tall and fluffy.
Sorry they didn't turn out for you -- perhaps your baking powder isn't active?
Love this recipe! So easy to follow. Definitely going to double it next time as this batch is already gone! 😅
Thank you so much for sharing your bake on Instagram, MinAi! Glad you enjoyed the recipe 🙂
Love how quick and easy this is to make. Also love that it's almond base 😍
I will definitely be making this on a regular basis!
Thank you for sharing your creation with me on Instagram and for the comment, Juliana! 🙂
Made this today and it's delicious! I used only 2 tablespoons of sugar because I don't like sweet desserts and this turned out so well! Will definitely make again.
Thanks for your feedback, Jodi! 🙂
Hello, I love that you have so many matcha and sesame recipes! Just wondering if you’re using fan-forced oven or normal oven in the recipes? TIA x
Hi, all my recipes are based on a normal oven, not fan-forced.