Looking for a new granola flavor to start your day off on the right foot? This Matcha Granola with Honey is earthy, crunchy, and has a little extra caffeine to get you going!
Easy to make and with a long shelf life, this homemade granola recipe is so great to have on hand! It’s delicious, nutritious, and uses a combination of earthy, sweet, and floral flavors to make this not-your-average granola!
Matcha Granola Ingredients
Here’s everything you need:
- Old Fashioned Oats. The base of any great granola.
- Coconut flakes. These are optional but add a nice subtle sweetness and toastiness to the granola.
- Walnuts. Or any other nuts or seeds you want in your Matcha Granola.
- Matcha Powder. I use culinary grade. If you’re using ceremonial grade, you may want to use a little bit less, as it’s much more potent.
- Coconut oil. You can easily substitute vegetable or canola oil.
- Honey. Or agave for subtle sweetness. If you like your granola extra sweet, you can also add 1/2 cup of brown sugar as well as honey to amp up the sweetness.
Matcha Granola Tips and Tricks
Heat Your Coconut Oil and Honey
Add them to a microwave-safe bowl and heat on high for just about 15 seconds. That should be just enough to warm it up, transforming solid coconut oil to liquid and loosening the honey, making it easier to work with.
Use a fork to stir. There will still be some separation at this point, but that’s okay.
Green tip: Try buying raw, locally sourced honey. Generally, smaller-scale honeybee operations harvest honey in the fall, when the bees produce it in excess.
Whisk In Your Matcha
Next, add your matcha powder to the coconut oil/honey mixture. It’s best to use a matcha whisk to combine the matcha powder into your liquids.
If you don’t have one, just use a fork or whisk to combine, ensuring the mixture is smooth, with no lumps of matcha powder left behind.
Add your Dry Ingredients
To a large mixing bowl, add your oats, walnuts, coconut flakes, and any other granola add-ins.
Some ideas for additional add-ins include, but are not limited to:
- Chia Seeds
- Hep Seeds
- Sunflower seeds
- Pumpkin Seeds
Coat Your Oats
Next, add the matcha mixture to the bowl and use a spatula to toss.
The goal it to coat all of your oats and add-ins with the matcha-oil-honey mixture.
Spread it Out
Once you’ve coated your oats, pour your granola mixture onto a large, lined baking sheet and use a spatula or your hands to spread it out into a single layer.
Bake your granola for 50-55 minutes, tossing halfway.
Storing Your Matcha Granola
Allow your granola to cool completely before packaging it up. Adding it to a storage container or bag while it’s still hot may cause condensation and moisture that may make it soggy.
Store your Matcha Granola in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a month. After that, it tends to begin to lose its crunch.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is homemade granola a healthy snack?
When eaten in moderation, this homemade granola is considered a healthy snack as its low in sugar, high in fiber, iron, and protein.
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Why You Should Make this Matcha Granola
- It’s caffeinated! Just a tiny dose of caffeine from the matcha will help put a little pep in your step.
- It’s crunchy. This granola has perfectly crunchy clusters that make it delicious to snack on straight out of the bag or in yogurt!
- The flavors. Honey, matcha, and coconut is a winning combination!