A super simple grain-free granola recipe with matcha green tea powder, coconut, and dried raspberries. Low carbohydrate, paleo friendly, vegan, and addictively good!
What you need for this recipe: nuts and seeds (I used almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds), coconut flakes, dried raspberries, coconut oil, maple syrup, and matcha green tea powder.
There are a few things you need to know about this recipe:
- This is the most delicious granola you have ever tasted (I humbly announce).
- It will make your house smell like toasted coconut nutty goodness.
- This granola is keto, paleo, gluten-free, and vegan friendly.
- You can substitute just about any nut or seed that you like!
I love having homemade granola in my kitchen, it is the perfect quick snack or topping for a million different healthy treats.
5 Ways to Use Grain Free Granola:
- Make a yogurt parfait! Sprinkle on top of your favorite yogurt, add fresh fruit, or even a crumbled up gluten-free muffin (my favorite way to make a yogurt parfait).
- Eat as a healthy (paleo, keto, vegan, gluten-free) snack.
- Sprinkle on top of your favorite thick and creamy smoothie bowl.
- Add on top of chia seed pudding.
- Sprinkle on top of your favorite muffin or quick bread recipe.
- Sprinkle on toast spread with matcha collagen cashew butter and fresh berries!
Healthy Ingredient Shout Out: Matcha Green Tea Powder
- Matcha is a very fine powder made of ground green tea leaves. When you drink matcha you are actually consuming the leaves as opposed to just brewing them (as in traditional green tea) which makes matcha far superior in regards to the amount of antioxidants you are consuming.
- Matcha increases glucuronidation via increased glucuronylsulfotransferase activity. Those are HUGE words that basically mean green tea can help to enhance phase 2 biotransformation or detoxification. In fact, one study found that rats fed 4gm of 10% matcha green tea increased PCB/PCDD/ PCDF (3 types of toxicants) excretion by up to 4.4 fold!
- Matcha is supportive for gut health, as it actually behaves like a prebiotic i.e. helps to feed the good bacteria.
- Matcha is supportive for cardiovascular health, one study found that consuming matcha green tea decreased LDL cholesterol.
Once you make homemade granola you will never go back! A simple easy to prepare recipe that you can honestly whip up with any nuts or seeds you have on hand.
So much healthier than store-bought, using wholesome simple ingredients.
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Grain Free Matcha Granola with Coconut and Dried Raspberries
- Preheat oven to 300° and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a small saucepan over medium-low heat gently melt coconut oil and maple syrup, remove from the heat and whisk in matcha powder until completely dissolved.
- In a large bowl combine nuts, seeds, and coconut. Pour coconut oil mixture over nut mixture and toss well to combine.
- Spread nut mixture evenly on baking sheet and sprinkle sea salt on top.
- Bake for 15 minutes or until nuts and coconut are toasty.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool. Once cool enough to handle add granola to a bowl and toss in dried raspberries.
- Store in a seal tight container. Keeps well for several weeks.
- Nutrition Facts are for
- You can substitute any nuts or seeds that you like
- Make sure your matcha is well whisked into your coconut oil/maple syrup mixture, you can sift matcha through a tiny fine mesh sieve for extra assurance of smooth matcha.
- You can eliminate maple syrup if you want a completely sweetener free granola. The coconut adds plenty of natural sweetness.
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