Matcha Superfood Granola

by Kiran on June 30, 2015 · 15 comments

in Baking, Breakfast/Brunch, Snack

Breakfast. My favorite time of the day. Eggs, toasts, oatmeal, smoothies.. etc.. But sometimes, it becomes predictable.

Way too predictable. And repetitive.

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Almost too repetitive that eggs these days are a turn off. Just the thought of eggs or oatmeal makes me gag. Why? Because of repetitive breakfasts.

Meal planning for two can be a crisis.

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While I’m a huge, self-professed oatmeal addict, there is no amount of money or candy that would force me to make hot oatmeal now that it’s scorchingly hot here in Florida.

Buttery toasts and eggs were the staple. Gag. We did overdo it here. Toasts and eggs, every single day you guys. We have had enough.

Time to diversify. Time for options. Cold breakfast options.

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Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups rolled oats
  • 1.5 cups raw buckwheat
  • 1 cup of chopped raw almonds and hazelnuts (or any mixed nuts of your choice)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp organic matcha powder
  • 1/3 cup raw honey/maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup goji berries

Optional add-ons: chia seeds, flax seeds, sesame seeds, coconut flakes, cacao nibs

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 300F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, add all granola ingredients up to honey. Stir to combine. Evenly distribute granola onto 2 prepared baking sheets.
  3. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Rotate sheet pans in half-time and give granola a toss every now and then for even baking.
  4. Remove baking sheets out of oven to allow granola to completely cool.
  5. Toss granola with goji berries and optional add-ons. Store in an air-tight container. Refrigerate to retain freshness.
  6. Serve granola topped with chilled milk, yogurt and/or fresh fruits.

 

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Off to meal plan for the whole week! For two people! It’s tough, you guys 😀

What are your favorite summer cold breakfasts?

 

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1 Shibi@FlavzCorner June 30, 2015 at 3:43 PM

Beautiful looking granola!! I never had the chance to try matcha in my recipes yet. I wonder how it tastes.
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2 Kiran July 10, 2015 at 10:28 PM

Thanks Shibi. Matcha tastes herbaceous and a little floral with a very slight hint of bitter. Basically, it’s delicious 😀

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3 John/Kitchen Riffs June 30, 2015 at 9:39 PM

Watermelon is my typical breakfast at this time of the year, often with a hard-boiled egg for protein. I never tire of it, but do like to change things up from time to time. This would be perfect! Loads of flavor, fun texture. Thanks!
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4 Angie@Angie's Recipes July 1, 2015 at 1:12 PM

Shame on me…we eat same old breakfast EVERY SINGLE DAY. This granola looks wholesome!
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5 Raymund July 1, 2015 at 3:50 PM

This looks so colourful and healthy, nice way to start a day
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6 Laura (Tutti Dolci) July 1, 2015 at 6:45 PM

Homemade granola is the best! I have a feeling I’d eat this for breakfast and a midnight snack ;).
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7 Nava Krishnan July 2, 2015 at 8:55 AM

Sad to say I hardly have breakfast though the first meal is by 11am. This granola firstly is impressive. I love how it looks so colourful.
Of course plenty of nutrients as well. Wish I stay nearby your house so that I can come over and join you for breakfast.

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8 Monica July 7, 2015 at 5:58 AM

Breakfast is my favorite time of the day but I’m such a creature of habit that I like the same few things to eat all the time. I need to encourage myself to try new things. This granola looks like a great way to go.
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9 Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella July 7, 2015 at 6:46 AM

We love oatmeal too! In fact we just bought a bag today of it. Never thought to add matcha to it but it’s a great idea :_
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10 Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen July 7, 2015 at 12:40 PM

Gorgeous photos and delicious Granola!Looks so inviting!

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11 Kiran April 6, 2017 at 8:13 PM

Anu — thanks so much 🙂

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12 Mary @ Fit and Fed July 21, 2015 at 5:22 PM

No ordinary breakfast– and no ordinary granola– for you! Very creative and healthy, Kiran! Putting goji berries on the list…
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13 Mary @ Fit and Fed July 22, 2015 at 9:50 PM

Kiran I made the granola today, delicious! I added some hemp seeds at the end. Cooked it a little longer than your directions (I like it toasty plus my oven is a bit drafty) so mine is a little less green and a little more brown. I love it, now I’m thinking of the possibilities— chocolate dipped frozen banana, then dipped in this granola?
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14 Kiran April 6, 2017 at 8:12 PM

Mary — I am so glad you tried and loved this recipe. And yes, it’ll be amazing with chocolate dipped frozen banana 🙂

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