Granola is one of the easiest things to make yourself and also one of the most rewarding. There’s nothing more satisfying than getting up in the morning and pouring some almond milk over your homemade granola or having a few handfuls of it with coconut yogurt for a healthy dessert.
It’s so much healthier to make it at home, as a lot of shop-bought granola is pretty high in sugar and fat, but if you make it yourself at home you can control exactly what you’re putting in it! And as well as being refined sugar free, this Matcha Green Tea Granola is also vegan and gluten-free!
Not only does the matcha add a delicious flavour and wonderful green hue, but it’s also packed full of antioxidants and full of health benefits.
You’ll also get a nice caffeine kick from the green tea, which is especially handy if you can’t be bothered to make yourself a cup of coffee in the mornings either.
You can buy matcha powder from local health stores or Asian supermarkets. I used this one from Lalani & Co.
You can customise this granola however you see fit, by adding whatever nuts/seeds you have on hand and your favourite types of dried fruit. I added dried cranberries and goji berries because the bright colours looked so beautiful with the green matcha! Just remember if you’re adding goji berries that they must must must be added after you’ve taken the granola out of the oven as I found out the hard way that goji berries can’t go in the oven as they burn really easily. 🙁
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- 300g rolled oats (ensure gluten-free if necessary)
- 4 tablespoons coconut oil, melted (or sub any other flavourless oil)
- 5 tablespoons maple syrup (or sub honey if not vegan), to taste
- 1 teaspoon matcha green tea powder
- 100g nuts of choice, roughly chopped
- 10 tablespoons seeds of choice
- 50g dried fruit of choice (I used dried cranberries and goji berries)
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees
- Place the oats, nuts and seeds in a large bowl and mix well
- In a separate bowl, mix together the matcha powder, coconut oil and maple syrup
- Pour this wet mixture over the dry mixture and stir well to ensure everything is evenly coated
- Transfer to a large baking tray and make sure it's spread out in a thin layer
- Bake in oven for around 30 minutes, taking it out every 10 minutes or so to mix around so that it all gets evenly browned - keep a close eye on it towards the end to make sure it doesn't burn
- Once out of the oven, leave it to cool in the baking tray
- Mix in the dried fruit and transfer to a container to store