Matcha Granola with Dried Cranberries and Sesame Seeds

Matcha Granola with Dried Cranberries and Sesame Seeds

This matcha granola is made of oats, sesame seeds, sea salt flakes, dried cranberries, crisp rice cereal and sliced almonds. It is the perfect snack for a gluten free, vegan diet.

About the ingredients

Matcha comes from the green tea leaves and brings a sweet grassy taste. It is high in antioxidant and has proven to have many health benefits.

Dried cranberries add a zest to the granola. They are rich in antioxidants, and help prevent UTI (urinary tract infections) and stomach infections. In this recipe, you can replace them by dried blueberries or goji berries.

Sesame seeds are a good source of B vitamins, minerals, fibers, protein and antioxidant. If using black sesame seeds, I would advice you to mix them in the granola after baking. Roasting black sesame seeds for too long might turn them a bit bitter.

Rolled oats are high in fiber, protein and are a great source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidant.

Sliced almonds are a good source of vitamin E, magnesium, healthy fat, protein and fiber. And they taste amazing with matcha.

Crisp rice cereal simply brings a nice crunchy texture to the granola!

Acai bowl with matcha granola and sliced kiwi fruit, jar of granola, a banana and a kiwi in the background

How to make and store granola

Making granola is very easy and quick:

While your oven is preheating, mix the dry ingredients (apart from the cranberries) together. Pour in the liquids and mix again.

Spread on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, stirring a couple of times with a wooden spoon during baking.

In this recipe, you want to add the dried cranberries after baking, they would get hard if you baked them with the rest of the ingredients.

Once cooled down, store granola in an airtight container, away from any source of heat, for up to a month.

Other granola recipes

Mocha Granola

Coconut and Chocolate Granola

For a sweet and savory granola recipe, check out this Rosemary and Honey Granola.

Matcha granola in a glass, view from the top

Matcha Granola with Dried Cranberries and Sesame Seeds

Gluten free and vegan granola made with matcha powder, dried cranberries and sesame seeds.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 264 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup rolled oats (100 g)
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds (20 g)
  • ¼ tsp sea salt flakes (1 g)
  • 1 tbsp matcha powder (6 g)
  • 4 tbsp maple syrup (75 g)
  • 1 tbsp canola oil (15 g)
  • 3 tbsp dried cranberries (25 g)
  • ½ cup crisp rice cereal (25 g)
  • 2 tbsp sliced almonds (15 g)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 325°F – 160°C.
  • In a bowl, mix together the rolled oats, sesame seeds, sea salt flakes, matcha powder, crisp rice cereal and sliced almonds.
  • Pour in the maple syrup and canola oil and mix well.
  • Spread on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Allow to cool down and mix in the cranberries.
  • Keep in an airtight container in a dry place, away from sources of heat, for up to a month.

Notes

  • If using black sesame seeds, add them in the granola when it is baked. Roasting black sesame seeds for too long might turn them a bit bitter.
  • Add the dried cranberries after baking, they would get hard if you baked them with the rest of the ingredients.
  • Calories are per one serving.
Keyword Dried cranberries, Matcha, Sesame seeds

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