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Simple Matcha Granola Clusters (GF, DF)

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Let’s Talk About Matcha

Let’s start with the basics. What in the world is “Matcha”? I know, I know. If I didn’t grow up eating all the matcha desserts (think cookies, tiramisu, milk teas, and more), I probably wouldn’t know either. Simply put, matcha is quality powdered green tea that is made by harvesting young tea leaves and finely grinding them into a bright green powder.

You may wonder: “so what’s the difference between matcha and regular green tea?” Well, regular green tea leaves are typically infused in water, steeped for a while, then removed. With matcha, however, you’re drinking the whole tea leaves. This means that you’re getting all the nutrients that green tea has to offer!

While matcha is most often associated with Japan, you can now find matcha at most Asian markets, large grocery stores, and online retailers.

Why Matcha Granola?

Just 2 weeks ago, I was on a HUGE granola kick. And when I say HUGE, I mean HUGE. I was either making or buying new granola flavors every other day and eating granola at least twice a day for a whole week straight. Recently, I made my famous dark chocolate coconut granola, and tried these Cascadian Farms granola too! There’s just something about the crunch, complex flavors, and varying textures of granola that is just SO satisfying to me! Please tell me I’m not the only one 🙂

Anyways, I had just bought a bag of matcha from Amazon (here’s the exact bag I bought) and the bag came bigger than I thought it would be (no problem there!) So of course, it was only natural that I combine my newfound obsession with granola with this recent matcha abundance I had found myself in. Thus this matcha granola recipe was born, and it’s been a staple in our house ever since.

This Matcha Granola recipe combines thick rolled oats with honey, cinnamon, raw nuts and seeds, unsweetened coconut flakes, matcha powder, and other whole ingredients to make a toasty, crunchy, and healthy granola. Eat it as is or pair it with some yogurt, this matcha granola makes for the perfect snack and breakfast!

Ingredients to Make Matcha Granola Clusters

  • 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 “flax egg” (1 tbsp flax seed + 2 ½ tbsp water)
  • 1½ cups of mixed nuts (I recommend ½ cup raw pecans, ½ cup raw almonds, ½ cup raw pumpkin seeds (pepitas))
  • ½ cup coconut flakes
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp culinary-grade matcha powder, adjust to taste
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ cup honey, sub maple syrup if vegan
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar or coconut sugar  (optional)
  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil, sub melted butter if not DF
  • ⅓ cup dried cranberries (optional)
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matcha granola ingredients, including rolled oats, cranberries, coconut flakes, pecans, almonds, honey, butter, cinnamon, brown sugar, and matcha powder

How to Make Matcha Granola Clusters 

  1. Preheat oven to 300º F. Prepare your “flax eggs” by mixing 1 tbsp flax seeds with 2 ½ tbsp water. Set aside for 5 minutes until mix gels up.
  2. In a large bowl, add rolled oats, pecans, almonds, pepitas, coconut flakes, cinnamon, matcha powder, and brown sugar. Stir to combine. In a medium bowl, add melted coconut oil, honey, flax eggs, and sea salt. Whisk until combined. Pour the liquid mixture over the dry mixture and stir to combine.
  3. Spread the granola mixture unto a large baking sheet. For larger granola “clumps,” make sure to pack the mixture tightly. Bake for approximately 40 minutes, or until granola is crisp and golden.
  4. Remove baking sheet from the oven and cool completely. Then break up granola into your desired bits size, then add in dried cranberries. Stir to combine. ENJOY!

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matcha granola in a pan

Matcha Granola Clumps (GF, DF)

DWELL by Michelle
This Matcha Granola recipe combines thick rolled oats with honey, cinnamon, raw nuts and seeds, unsweetened coconut flakes, matcha powder, and other whole ingredients to make a toasty, crunchy, and healthy granola. Eat it as is or pair it with some yogurt, this matcha granola makes for the perfect snack and breakfast!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings
Calories 213 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 300º F. Prepare your "flax eggs" by mixing 1 tbsp flax seeds with 2 ½ tbsp water. Set aside for 5 minutes until mix gels up.
  • In a large bowl, add rolled oats, pecans, almonds, pepitas, coconut flakes, cinnamon, matcha powder, and brown sugar. Stir to combine. In a medium bowl, add melted coconut oil, honey, flax eggs, and sea salt. Whisk until combined. Pour the liquid mixture over the dry mixture and stir to combine.
  • Spread the granola mixture unto a large baking sheet. For larger granola "clumps," make sure to pack the mixture tightly. Bake for approximately 40 minutes, or until granola is crisp and golden.
  • Remove baking sheet from the oven and cool completely. Then break up granola into your desired bits size, then add in dried cranberries. Stir to combine. ENJOY!
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  1. 5 stars
    Amazing recipe! I had a bag of matcha sitting around and wasn’t sure what to do with it, then found your blog through Pinterest and made it within an hour. Lemme tell ya that i’m a fan!

  2. 5 stars
    love me some matcha granola! TBH growing up, i thought matcha tasted like grass lol but now i can’t seem to get enough of it (plus it’s so good for you). Your granola recipe was the perfect balance of sweet and matcha-ness. love em!