Brown Butter Matcha Madeleines

Brown Butter Matcha Madeleines

If you're looking for a new recipe to try, here I am sharing a new recipe of Brown Butter Matcha Madeleines infused with pure vanilla bean paste. These unique French delicacies are a fusion of flavors that are sure to tantalize your taste buds. 

 A Unique Flavor Combination:

The combination of brown butter, matcha, and pure vanilla bean paste may seem unconventional, but trust me when I say that it's a matcha made in heaven. The nuttiness of brown butter adds depth to the vibrant green of matcha, while the pure vanilla bean paste adds a floral and sweet note. It's a flavor fusion that transforms the traditional madeleine into an indulgent delight.

The Magic of Brown Butter:

One of the key ingredients in this recipe is brown butter, which adds a nutty richness to the madeleines. To make brown butter, simply melt butter in a saucepan over low heat until it turns golden brown. The process of browning the butter brings out its nuttiness and gives the madeleines a deeper flavor.

Brown Butter Matcha Madeleines

Infusing with Matcha:

Matcha is a vibrant green tea powder that is known for its health benefits and unique flavor profile. To infuse the madeleines with matcha, simply whisk it into the batter until it is fully incorporated. The result is a beautiful green hue that is both eye-catching and delicious. Oh! please remember to sift it first, otherwise it will get tricky to blend it evenly.

Elevating the Flavor with Java Sisters Pure Vanilla Bean Maple Paste

Pure vanilla bean maple paste is made from real vanilla beans and has a rich, sweet, and floral flavor with maple undertone flavor. It adds an extra layer of complexity to the madeleines and elevates the overall flavor profile. Simply whisk it into the batter along with the other ingredients, and watch as it adds specks of vanilla seeds throughout the batter.

The Joy of Baking

There's nothing quite like the joy of baking up a storm in the kitchen. From measuring out the ingredients to whisking the batter, every step is an opportunity to infuse the madeleines with love and care. The aroma of brown butter, matcha, and vanilla fills the air as the madeleines bake, building anticipation for the moment of indulgence that lies ahead.


Brown Butter Matcha Madeleines

Brown Butter Matcha Madeleines


  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 ½ tablespoons matcha powder 
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • ⅔ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoon pure vanilla bean paste
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • Pinch of salt
  • White chocolate chip for coating
  • Matcha powder


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a madeleine pan with butter or cooking spray. No need to grease if you use silicone mold.
  2. In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Allow it to cook, swirling the pan occasionally, until the butter turns golden brown and gives off a nutty aroma. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  3. In a mixing bowl, sift the matcha powder to remove any lumps.
  4. In a separate large bowl, beat the eggs and granulated sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the milk and vanilla bean paste. Mix until well combined.
  5. In another bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, and sifted matcha powder.
  6. Gradually add the dry ingredient mixture to the wet ingredients, stirring until just combined. Avoid overmixing. Then, fold in cooled brown butter, 
  7. Rest the batter for at least a hour to overnight. Spoon the batter into the prepared madeleine pan, filling each mold about ¾ full.
  8. Bake for approximately 10-12 minutes, or until the madeleines are lightly golden around the edges and spring back when lightly pressed.
  9. Remove the madeleines from the oven and allow them to cool in the pan for a few minutes. Carefully transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  10. Once cooled, melt the white chocolate and mix in some matcha powder until you get the green hue desired. Pour the melted white chocolate in to the Madeleine pan and dip the Madeleine cookies until the front surface covered. Let it sit in the freezer for 10 minutes then the Madeleine should be easily popped out. 
  11. Serve and enjoy these delightful brown butter matcha madeleines with pure vanilla bean paste alongside a cup of tea or coffee.

These madeleines are best enjoyed fresh but can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2-3 days.

Now you have the recipe to create these irresistible brown butter matcha madeleines with pure vanilla bean paste. Happy baking and savor every delightful bite!

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