Raw Vegan Matcha Green Tea Granola
 
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Cuisine: raw food, raw vegan, gluten-free
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups buckwheat groats (or raw oats if you prefer it)
  • ⅓ cup hemp seeds
  • ⅓ cup flax seeds
  • ½ cup coconut flakes
  • 2 Tablespoons matcha
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon melted coconut oil
  • 1 Tablespoon non-alcohol vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup macadamia nuts
  • ¼ cup goji berries (optional)
Instructions
If you own a dehydrator:
  1. Soak the buckwheat groats and sunflower seeds for 12 hours. Rinse well and drain. Dry them in the dehydrator at 115 ℉ (46℃) for about 12-18 hours until completely dry.
  2. Add the buckwheat groats, hemp seeds, flax seeds, shredded coconut, matcha, and salt in a bowl and mix well.
  3. Mix the coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla extract, then pour it over the granola mix. Combine well until everything is evenly distributed and the surface of the granola mix is evenly wet looking.
  4. Line the dehydrator tray with a mesh sheet, then a silicone sheet. Spread the matcha granola thin and evenly, and dehydrate at 115 ℉ (46℃) for about 12 hours until completely dry. Break it up into pieces with your hands and transfer them into a bowl.
  5. Add in some roughly chopped macadamia nuts and goji berries (optional) and toss well.
If you are using an oven:
  1. Use the buckwheat grouts and seeds dry, straight out of the bag.
  2. Add in the buckwheat groats, hemp seeds, flax seeds, shredded coconut, matcha, and salt in a bowl and mix well.
  3. Mix the coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla extract, then pour it over the granola mix. Combine well until everything is evenly distributed and the surface of the granola mix is evenly wet looking.
  4. Preheat the oven to 250℉ (120℃) and spread the matcha granola thinly onto a baking sheet. Bake for 40-60 minutes until the surface is dry, stirring every 15 minutes. The granola might not seem very firm when it's warm, but it will harden when it cools off. Let it cool, then lightly break up the granola with a spoon or a fork. Transfer the granola into a bowl.
  5. Add in some roughly chopped macadamia nuts and goji berries (optional) and toss well.
Notes
If you don't have hemp seeds or flax seeds on hand, feel free to replace it with whatever nuts or seeds you have.

Keeps for 1 month stored in the refregirator.
Recipe by Mariko Sakata | Raw Food and Plant-based Recipes at https://marikosakata.com/raw-vegan-matcha-green-tea-granola/