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.
I love making it myself home as it allows me to know exactly what’s going in it. And it means I can customise it to add lots of yummy flavours like matcha green tea powder, coconut and goji berries!
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.
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 learnt the hard way that goji berries can’t go in the oven as they burn really easily. 🙁
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This Matcha Green Tea Granola is the perfectly healthy way to start the day!
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil (or sub any other flavourless oil)
- 5 tablespoons maple syrup, to taste (or sub any other sweetener)
- 300 g (10.5oz) rolled oats (ensure gluten-free if necessary)
- 100 g (3.5oz) macadamia nuts, roughly chopped (or sub any other nuts)
- 5 tablespoons desiccated coconut (or sub coconut flakes)
- 5 tablespoons seeds chia seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds
- 1 teaspoon matcha powder
- 60 g (2oz) goji berries
Preheat oven to 180 degrees (350 degrees)
Place the coconut oil and maple syrup in a large baking tray (lined with baking paper if you like)
Place in the oven for a couple of minutes just to melt the coconut oil
Once coconut oil is melted, add the oats, nuts, desiccated coconut, seeds and matcha powder
Mix well, ensuring everything is coated
Make sure it's spread out in a thin layer, and 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 and crispy - 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 goji berries
Keeps in an airtight container for up to a week
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