These Raw Matcha Brownies tastes as good as they look. They are packed with lots of healthy goodness and are super easy to make.
My oh my these matcha brownies taste delicious!
Not only are they delicious, but they are super easy to whip up and they so look so pretty too.
WHAT IS MATCHA GREEN TEA
Matcha green tea is typically grown and processed in Japan. It contains approximately 25 mg of caffeine per gram, which is around ⅓ of a standard cup of brewed coffee.
Matcha green tea is high in antioxidants, chlorophyll and amino acids, namely L-Theanine, which is said to promote relaxation and alertness. It also contains 4-5 times more L-Theanine than regular green tea.
My friends over at Optimoz also tell me that their Matcha green tea provides the following:
- 137x more antioxidant activity than regular green tea
- Increased energy without the jittery feeling of low quality caffeine sources
- Natural metabolism booster
For these brownies, I decided to use the base layer of my Raw Chocolate Brownies and then add the matcha layer on top.
These amazing treats are also gluten, dairy and refined sugar free and suitable for paleo and vegan lifestyles.
- 1 + ½ cups pecans
- 16 medjool dates (or soft organic dates)
- ⅓ cup cacao powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla paste (or extract)
- Pinch of sea salt
- ½ cup cacao butter, chopped into small pieces
- ⅓ cup rice malt syrup (you can also use honey or maple syrup)
- 1 tablespoon matcha powder
- Process base ingredients. Process pecans in a blender or food processor until they resemble fine crumbs. Next, add the cacao powder, vanilla and sea salt and process until well combined. Then, add the dates and process until a sticky dough is formed.
- Prepare base layer. Spoon mixture into a lined square baking tin and smooth with the back of a spoon. Place in the refrigerator to set for a minimum 2 hours.
- Melt cacao. Add the cacao butter and rice malt syrup in a small glass/heatproof bowl and place over a saucepan of simmering water, making sure that the bottom of the bowl is not touching the water. Stir until the cacao butter has melted
- Prepare matcha layer. Add the matcha powder and whisk until well combined. Spread over the brownies and place back into the freezer for approximately one hour to set.
- Slice and store. Slice the brownies into squares and serve. Keep stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
The cook time does not include the time it takes for these raw matcha brownies to set in the freezer.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 115Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 6mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 2gSugar: 12gProtein: 1g