Satisfying in all the ways that count.For a really yummy snack, try this recipe for Matcha Green Tea Granola Bars! They’re satisfying in all the ways that count: making you feel satisfied but not too full, and a salty-sweet flavor to make your tongue happy and not leave you craving a second snack.
Using brown rice syrup causes these bars to be deliciously gooey, and they get their sweetness from the maple syrup (or honey, whatever you decide to use).
These make an amazing snack, and will give you a burst of antioxidants and energy because of the Matcha tea powder. You’ll feel the physical and mental Matcha health benefits, including increased concentration, memory, and creativity, as well as boosted immunity.
They make a great breakfast, wake-up snack, or even dessert.
Give ’em a whirl!
Matcha Green Tea Granola BarsPublished: 2016-06-13
Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 15 mins Total time: 25 mins
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1 1/2 cups unsweetened puffed rice cereal
- 1/2 cup dried fruit (like raisins, dates, figs, prunes), roughly chopped
- 1/4 teaspoon flaky sea salt
- 1 – 1 1/2 tablespoons Epic Matcha green tea powder
- 1/3 cup brown rice syrup
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup (or honey)
- 1/2 cup tahini
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 325°. Combine oats and pumpkin seeds on a baking sheet and bake for 10- 15 minutes, stirring once or twice until the oats are golden and have a nutty aroma.
- In a small saucepan, combine the brown rice syrup, maple syrup, tahini, coconut oil, and vanilla. Whisk to combine, and do not overheat.
- In a large bowl, combine the cooled oats and pumpkin seeds with the chopped dried fruit, rice puffs, salt, and Matcha powder. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients, and stir quickly to mix.
- Pour the mix into a brownie pan lined with plastic wrap or baking paper. Press the mixture firmly (especially into the corners). Chill in the refrigerator for a couple hours to firm up, then remove and slice into bars. Keep leftovers in the refrigerator for up two weeks.
Yield 14 Matcha Granola Bars
Hint: If your tahini is unsalted, add a little more salt to the dry ingredients. The salty-sweet flavor is key.