Matcha Brownies are a fun spin on the classic dessert. This homemade mix in a mason jar makes for a unique holiday gift. Printable gift tag included too!
What is matcha made from?
Matcha is a fine green powder made from green tea leaves. It’s the only tea where the leaves are consumed as part of the drink rather than being infused, and therefore has an even higher antioxidant content than most teas. Antioxidants are important for our health as they counteract free radicals in our bodies, protecting cells and tissues from damage. Other antioxidant rich food sources include berries, whole grains, leafy greens, and beans.
How do you make homemade brownie mix in a jar?
This is a delicious, unique recipe to gift to other during the holiday. It’s so easy to make too.
- First, add all your dry ingredients 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.
- Then, add a handwritten gift tag or this printable gift tag. I love to add a ribbon around the mason jar too.
- 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!
Make sure to download this FREE printable gift tag here!
Are matcha brownies healthy?
These brownies contain matcha powder, which is high in antioxidants. However, since it is a recipe higher in calories, fat, and sugar–it should still be considered an indulgent dessert to have every once in a while. To make this recipe a bit healthier, you can swap the all purpose flour for white whole wheat flour and choose stevia-sweetened chocolate chips.
You might think since I’m a dietitian I would ban any “unhealthy” recipe like brownies, but this is not the case. My philosophy is no food is inherently “bad”. I believe there is a place for salads, macaroni and cheese, apples, kale, ice cream, and brownies alike. Like anything in life, too much of it is not going to be a good thing. But there is freedom in balance, satisfaction, and intuitive eating.
If you are looking to balance this sweeter treat with some healthier holiday recipes, check out this post. This also includes lots of other great mason jar gift options.
Check out these other matcha dessert recipes you might like:
- Matcha Energy Bites
- Avocado Truffles Rolled in Matcha
- Matcha Sugar Cookies
- Matcha Ice Cream
- Avocado Matcha Smoothie
- 1 cup brown sugar, loosely packed
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon matcha powder
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips of your choice (dark, milk, or white)
- 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Add all ingredients to the pint-sized (16 ounce) mason jar or canning jar in the following order: brown sugar, flour, baking powder, salt, matcha, and chocolate chips. Press down the brown sugar before adding in all other ingredients to ensure everything fits.
- Store jar in a cool, dry place until baking or gifting.
- If you are giving this as a gift, print the FREE recipe card to attach.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a 8x8 inch pan with parchment paper or lightly grease.
- Melt 1 stick (1/2 cup) of butter and let cool (to ensure it doesn’t melt the chocolate).
- Add all dry ingredients in your jar to a large bowl or mixer. Add 1 stick 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 prepared pan and bake for 15 minutes, or until edges are golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean. Once cooked, sprinkle with more matcha over top if desired.
- Enjoy with vanilla ice cream or a matcha latte if desired!
If you are not giving this as a gift, add all dry jar ingredients straight into a large bowl or mixer before adding the other baking ingredients.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 9 brownies Serving Size: 1 brownie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 200Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gUnsaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 200mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 1gSugar: 25gProtein: 3g
This is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. Nutrition may vary depending on ingredients used. For more nutrition information, seek a professional registered dietitian's advice.