I always been a fan of making my own granola. However I was a little bit hesitant when I made the first batch of this Matcha Green Tea granola as I wasn’t sure how the normally quite bitter Matcha powder would have worked with the other ingredients. It turned out to be better than I could ever imagined! I love how the earthiness of matcha goes so well with the sweetness of the maple syrup and sultanas. The delicate flavour of coconut chips goes also so well with the slight bitterness of the Matcha. All in all this is officially my new flavoured granola!
I love serving it with fresh berries and coconut yogurt but even with just a splash of any milk of your choice would be utterly delicious. It’s also a great breakfast for those sleepy morning when you need an extra boost of energy to start your day.
Ingredients – make a regular size jar
1 cup of jumbo oats
½ cup of mixed nuts of your choice (I have used a mix of almonds and pecans)
½ cup of pumpkin seeds
½ cup of flaked almonds
½ cup of sultanas
½ cup of unsweetened coconut chips
2 teaspoon of Blue Bird Matcha Green Tea Powder
3 tablespoons of melted coconut oil
2 tablespoons of liquid sweetener of your choice (I have used agave nectar)
Start by preheating the oven at 150 degrees Celsius.
Roughly chop the nuts. You can also use a food processor, just make sure they are not turning into flour, you still want to have quite generous size pieces.
Place the oats, chopped nuts, pumpkin seeds, flaked almonds and coconut chips into a mixing bowl. Pour over the melted coconut oil and the liquid sweeter of your choice. Mix everything well together.
Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Spread the granola mixture onto the baking tray using a spatula or the back of a spoon. Bake the granola for 1 hour. Every 15-20 minutes make sure to give the granola a good stir so it will bake evenly. The granola will be ready once it will turn into a nice golden brown colour.
Remove the granola from the oven and place it into a mixing bowl. Add the sultanas and give it a stir.
Add in the matcha powder and mix again. You want to try to coat as much as possible the granola with the matcha powder.I find it easier to use my hand to mix everything together.
Once the granola has cooled down store it into a hair tight jar for several weeks.