We're excited to introduce you to Chika's granola. Sweet, meets savory, meets matcha. Ménage à what?!? This here is a damnnnn good matcha granola recipe. As the force behind She Who Eats, Chika was kind enough to share her delicious green crunchy goodness with us. Chika is a Japanese food blogger with a love for photography and travel. She is a huge matcha fan and generously incorporates it in to many of her recipes. This one in particular is perfect for breakfast, snacking and on-the-go. Festive for the holidays too! Enjoy...
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- 2 scoops of PANATEA Ceremonial or Culinary matcha
- 2 cups of rolled oats
- 1 heaping cup of mixed nuts and seeds (use macadamias, pistachios, and pumpkin seeds), roughly chopped
- 1/3 cup of white sesame seeds (not toasted)
- 2-3 tablespoons of vegetable oil, preferably a neutral-tasting kind
- 4-5 tablespoons of maple syrup
- 1 pinch of salt
- 1 heaping cup of mixed dried fruits (uses green sultanas, dried raspberries, currants, blueberries, red raisins)
- 1/2 cup of matcha chocolate, chopped (optional, but highly recommended - substitute with white or dark chocolate if unavailable)
- 1 cup of tenshin amaguri roasted chestnuts, chopped (optional - substitute with candied chestnuts but in a smaller amount)
- Preheat the oven to 120C/250F. Line baking sheet with parchment.
- Spread the rolled oats over the lined baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes, stirring once or twice along the way.
- Remove from oven, but leave oven on.
- Tip the partly cooked oats into a large bowl and mix in the chopped nuts & seeds.
- Add PANATEA matcha and toss, so the matcha is evenly distributed.
- Add oil, maple syrup, salt. Mix thoroughly.
- Spread mixture back onto the lined baking sheet and cook for 20-30 minutes, until dry but not browned. Continue to stir along the way.
- Remove from oven.
- Add dried fruits and dust with PANATEA matcha.
- Let cool completely before adding the chopped chocolate.
- If using the chopped amaguri chestnuts, add just before serving.
- Serve with milk and fresh berries, if desired.