Matcha Granola | PANATEA

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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Matcha Granola

  • 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)
  1. Preheat the oven to 120C/250F. Line baking sheet with parchment.
  2. Spread the rolled oats over the lined baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes, stirring once or twice along the way.
  3. Remove from oven, but leave oven on.
  4. Tip the partly cooked oats into a large bowl and mix in the chopped nuts & seeds.
  5. Add PANATEA matcha and toss, so the matcha is evenly distributed.
  6. Add oil, maple syrup, salt. Mix thoroughly.
  7. 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.
  8. Remove from oven.
  9. Add dried fruits and dust with PANATEA matcha.
  10. Let cool completely before adding the chopped chocolate.
  11. If using the chopped amaguri chestnuts, add just before serving.
  12. Serve with milk and fresh berries, if desired.