This recipe for Matcha Brownie Mochi is a chewy treat made with glutinous rice flour, flavoured with green tea. It is a super easy recipe to make and comes together in less than 1 hour. See why it's one of my most popular recipes!
What do you get when matcha brownie mochi and brownies get together?
Brochi. (Brownie + Mochi)
I'm definitely not much of a joke teller.
What is a "brochi?"
The exterior is slightly crisp (especially when eaten fresh from the oven).
What is matcha?
If you're new to matcha, read my Beginner's Guide to Matcha.
Why you'll love this recipe
This recipe is VERY SIMPLE and straightforward to make!
It's been tested and tried by many who have loved it, making it one of my most popular recipes!
They're not too sweet, have a crisp exterior and a delicious chewy texture.
This Matcha Mochi Brownie recipe comes together in less than 1 hour.
You may already have all the ingredients in your pantry.
Ingredients you'll need
The main ingredients in this easy-to-make matcha brownie mochi are probably things that you already have in your pantry:
- glutinous rice flour (or mochiko): see my note below
- granulated sugar: adds a little sweetness to the brochi; you can increase or decrease the amount to your preference
- matcha powder: use a high-quality matcha powder for the best flavor and green color; I highly recommend using a ceremonial grade quality matcha
- whole egg: adds structure to the mixture
- coconut milk / whole milk: I like using full fat canned coconut milk for this recipe, but you can use whole milk if you like. Be sure to add a little oil if you're using not using coconut milk.
- vegetable oil: only add oil if you're using a milk other than full-fat coconut milk
- baking powder: adds some lightness and lift to the brochi
- sea salt: balances out the sweetness
Glutinous rice flour vs. rice flour
Rice flour is different than glutinous rice flour.
Although they both appear white in color, it's important to use glutinous rice flour (or Mochiko, which is a Japanese brand of sweet rice flour) for these mochi brownies.
Glutinous rice flour does not contain gluten and produces that chewy, sticky mochi texture.
Glutinous rice flour is used in treats such as deep-fried sesame balls (jian dui), wife cakes/sweetheart cakes, and glutinous rice balls (tang yuan) as well as fried glutinous rice dumplings (ham sui gok).
I've used the Thai glutinous rice flour (green Erawan brand) as well as Mochiko (Japanese short grain glutinous rice flour) and they both work well.
You can find glutinous rice flour in Asian supermarkets.
A note on matcha quality
It's important to use a high quality matcha powder.
Try to choose a ceremonial grade matcha for the best flavour, taste and colour.
Note: If you use a different brand or grade of matcha, the bitterness and colour will differ.
You may or may not have to increase the amount of matcha green tea powder or sugar you use.
How to make matcha mochi brownies
This is a super simple recipe that doesn't take very long to prepare.
The baking time takes longer than the actual prep:
- Whisk together all the dry ingredients together in one bowl
- In another bowl, combine all the wet ingredients
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and combine with a spatula
- Transfer into a baking container and bake
- Dust with additional matcha powder
Watch how to make them
Other flavour variations
You can use cocoa powder for a chocolate variation.
Try ground black sesame for a black sesame brochi.
I personally haven't tried this, but if you're vegan, you can omit the egg and use a flax egg (1 tablespoon flax seeds mixed with 3 tablespoon water).
If you don't like the flavor of coconut milk, you can omit the coconut milk and use a different type of dairy or plant-based milk.
How to serve
They're great right fresh from the oven because the exterior is a little crisp.
The corner edges are my personal favourite since they have the most crisp surface area.
The mochi brownies are amazing at room temperature.
How to store
If you're unable to finish the Matcha Brochi in one day, place the cut pieces into an airtight container and store at room temperature for up to 2 days.
Note: If you've dusted the tops with matcha, they may form a slightly sticky coating on top.
Do not place the matcha brownie mochi into the fridge or freezer as the texture will harden.
FAQ's & troubleshooting
What type of matcha do I use?
I personally use Aiya Culinary Matcha for my baking.
Using a high-quality matcha will help to retain its green colour while baking.
What type of coconut milk do I use?
I use canned full-fat coconut milk, usually Aroy-D.
Can I use carton coconut milk?
Yes, you can use carton coconut milk. Just be sure to add a little oil to the mixture.
Can I use rice flour?
No. Rice flour will not work for this recipe.
Why did my matcha brochi turn brown?
Try lowering the temperature of your oven by 50 degrees the next time you bake.
Also, use a higher quality matcha.
Can I use a different pan to bake them in?
Yes, you can. You may need to adjust the baking time.
Can I make them into matcha mochi muffins?
You can bake them in muffin tins, but you will need to adjust the baking time (shorter).
How can I get more of those crisp edges?
Increasing the amount of sugar in the recipe will increase the crisp edge as it caramelizes while baking.
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Matcha Brownie Mochi (Brochi)
For accuracy and precision in baking recipes, use weight (metric) measurements when available.
- 1 C mochiko glutinous rice flour
- ½ C granulated sugar decrease to ⅓ C if you prefer it less sweet
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 tablespoon vegetable oil omit the oil if using canned coconut milk
- 1 large egg
- 1 C canned coconut milk or whole milk
- 1 tablespoon high-quality matcha
- pinch of sea salt
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Line 8" x 8" square baking pan with parchment paper. (You can use either glass or metal).
- In a large bowl, combine mochiko flour, sugar, baking powder, salt. Sift in matcha powder. Whisk all the dry ingredients to combine.
- In medium glass bowl, whisk together the egg, oil, and milk.
- Pour the wet ingredients over top the dry ingredients.
- Use a spatula and mix until everything is combined and there are no lumps.
- Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
- Tap the pan a few times gently to release any bubbles.
- Place in the centre of the oven and bake at 350°F for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
- Remove, and let cool on a wire rack.
- Slice into 16 small squares. Dust with additional matcha powder.
- Best enjoyed freshly made. Keep at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 2 days. Do not refrigerate.
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.