We are a family of granola devotees. If a bowlful isn’t grabbed for breakfast, then certainly you’ll see a handful or two carried around the house all day long….I know from the trail on the floor!!
I like to experiment with a wide variety of flavours every now and then. Some work, others…oh well! I’d been gifted a couple small boxes of Matcha a few months back. As I’ve never had it in any form, I was in a completely unfamiliar territory here. But I think it was my lucky day and this Matcha Granola was delightful not only to the eye but also to the palate! This has got be the prettiest granola I have ever seen.
Without really knowing how to use Matcha, I just simply added it to my basic granola recipe, mixed in all the seeds I had, some fabulous pistachios and almonds….freshly stocked pantry is like a gold mine, I tell ya!
Quite frankly, I was astounded with the hum that Matcha brought to the granola. The soft lovely green colour, subtle grassy, earthy taste, balanced perfectly well with nuttiness of roasted almonds and pistachios, sweetness of honey and dates and much-needed tartness from ruby-red cranberries. The play of textures here is truly gratifying.
Matcha is finely ground powder of specially grown and processed green tea. Its considered a superfood since it is extraordinarily rich in antioxidants. It also has high levels of amino acids that helps create calmness without drowsiness, increase focus and concentration. We need that, don’t we?!
Don’t have Matcha? Sprinkle in some cocao powder or wheatgrass powder or maybe Moringa powder. Any combination of nuts and seeds can be used. This granola recipe is very simple, adaptable and very healthy. A jar of this at home, will have your breakfast sorted out and provide you with wholesome yummy snacking options through the day. Not bad for a weekly 30 – 40 minute investment of your time in the kitchen!
Do give this a try and share your granola stories with me! Enjoy!!