While many of us know that it is good to include a variety of nuts and seeds in our diet, it can sometimes get boring to just carry around mixed nuts for snacking. This recipe aims to get you out of that rut! Tossed with matcha powder and a bit of vanilla extract, this granola has tons of good-for-you ingredients like almonds, cashews, pecans, as well as hemp, chia, and pumpkin seeds. Your morning bowl of oatmeal just got a little more exciting!
Matcha Granola [Vegan]
- 1 cup raw, unsalted almonds
- 3/4 cup pecans
- 3/4 cup raw, unsalted cashews
- 1/2 cup raw, unsalted pumpkin seeds
- 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1/2 cup gluten-free rolled oats
- 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Sea salt, to taste
- 1 tablespoon matcha powder plus another 2 teaspoons for sprinkling on after baking
- Preheat oven to 300°F.
- In a food processor, pulse the almonds, pecans, and cashews a few times until they are chopped into small pieces.
- In a large bowl, combine your almonds, pecans, cashews, pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds, chia seeds, rolled oats, coconut flakes, and pumpkin pie spice, and stir until everything is well incorporated.
- Next add in your coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla, and stir until everything comes together. If the ingredients aren’t coming together, add in either a little more oil or add 1 tablespoon of water at a time.
- Add in your salt and matcha and stir until everything is well coated. Add more matcha as needed to coat your granola and suit your tastes!
- Spread out the granola on a baking sheet to form a layer. You don’t want your granola to be in one large pile, it won’t cook all the way!
- Bake for about 15 minutes, remove from the oven, and break up your layer and try to flip the granola so that it can cook evenly.
- Return to the oven and bake for another 10-15 minutes, checking to make sure it isn’t burning. Some of your pieces, especially the coconut, will be browned, but that’s ok as long it’s not all browned.
- Remove from the oven and dust with the extra matcha and, if you desire, dust with a little pure cane sugar and sea salt, and break up the granola into little bits and clusters. Enjoy warm.