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Earthy Matcha Granola with Honey

on May 11, 2022
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This homemade Matcha Granola is earthy, floral, very subtly sweet, and has the best crunchy clusters! Plus, it's easy to make.
close up of matcha granola

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 in a bowl of yogurt with fresh berries and mint

Matcha is a high-grade green tea powder with beautiful color and an earthy, green tea taste. It’s delicious in matcha cocktailsmatcha-infused baked goods, and even French toast!

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.
coconut flakes, old fashioned oats, coconut oil, matcha, honey, and walnuts

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.

pouring matcha in a mixture of coconut oil and honey to make granola

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:

  • Cashews
  • Pecans
  • Peanuts
  • Pinenuts
  • Chia Seeds
  • Hep Seeds
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Pumpkin Seeds
adding old fashioned oats to a large mixing bowl

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.

pouring matcha oil and honey mixture over rolled oats to bake into granola

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.

spreading matcha granola out on a baking sheet ready for the oven

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.

matcha granola on a white baking tray

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!

If you’re loving this Matcha Granola and want more healthy breakfast ideas, check out this Banana Porridge and Crunchy Coconut Granola.

Earthy Matcha Granola with Honey

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Marley Goldin Course: Dinner


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This homemade Matcha Granola is earthy, floral, very subtly sweet, and has the best crunchy clusters! Plus, it’s easy to make.


  • 1/2 cup coconut oil

  • 1/2 cup honey

  • 2 teaspoons matcha powder

  • 3 cups old fashioned oats

  • 1/4 cup crushed walnuts (optional)

  • 1/4 cup coconut flakes (optional)


  • Preheat your oven to 300°F.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, add coconut oil and honey. Microwave on high for 15 seconds until coconut oil is in liquid form, and you can easily combine the oil and honey with a fork.
  • Add the matcha powder to the warm oil/honey mixture and use a matcha whisk, fork, or regular whisk to combine, ensuring there are no clumps of matcha powder left behind.
  • Add oats, nuts, and coconut flakes to a large mixing bowl and pour your matcha mixture overtop. Use a spatula to toss, coating the oats with the oil, honey, and matcha.
  • Spread your granola onto a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper in an even layer and bake for 50-55 minutes, tossing halfway through. Enjoy!

Pro Tips

  • This granola is more earthy and less sweet. If you like sweeter granola, you can add 1/4 cup of brown sugar in step 4 to ramp up the sweetness!
  • I use culinary grade matcha! If you’re using ceremonial grade, consider adding a teaspoon less, as it’s much stronger.

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