Matcha Granola Bars

These are hands down one of my favourite things to make using our wonderful matcha 🙂 They are delicious, natural & vegan. Recipe inspired by My New Roots.

Matcha Green Granola Bars
Makes 14 bars

Ingredients:
2 cups / 200g rolled oats, gluten-free if desired
1 cup / 135g Pepitas
1 ½ cups unsweetened puffed rice cereal (rice, millet, quinoa etc.)
½ cup dried fruit (raisins, dates, figs, prunes, goji berries), roughly chopped
¼ tsp. flaky sea salt
1 – 1 ½ Tbsp. Zen Green Tea matcha green tea powder (to your taste)
1/3 cup / 80ml brown rice syrup
3 Tbsp. / 45 ml maple syrup
½ cup / 125ml tahini
2 Tbsp. coconut oil
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 325°F/160°C. Combine oats and pepitas on a baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes, stirring once or twice, until the oats are golden and have a nutty aroma.
2. In a small saucepan combine the brown rice syrup, maple syrup, tahini, coconut oil, vanilla. Whisk to combine. Do not overheat.
3. In a large bowl, combine the cooled oats and pumpkin seeds with the chopped dried fruit, rice puffs, salt, and matcha. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and stir quickly to mix.
4. Pour the mix into a brownie pan lined with plastic wrap or baking paper. Press the mixture firmly, especially into the corners. Place in the fridge for a couple hours to firm up, then remove from fridge and slice into bars. Keep leftovers in the fridge for up two weeks.

Note: As you can see we wrapped ours up in some parchment paper and brown twine- perfect for a special occasion or to give as a gift

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