There is nothing I love more than home cooking and customizing my own recipes! Having eczema, I have found it not only tastier but very practical and helpful for my skins health to cook my own meals as much as possible. This gives me the safety of knowing what I’m putting in my body as well as the power and control of how I want something to taste and feel as I’m eating it.
Here is a recipe I made for Stovetop Matcha Green Tea Granola!
In making granola, I actually prefer doing it on the stovetop because I can easily see when and if it’s going to start burning. And if I want to adjust the flavor of it, it’s already right in front of me and I can just add the extra ingredients on spot without having to take the tray in and out of the oven.
1 cup of rolled oats
1 tablespoon of coconut oil
1 tablespoon of a liquid sweetener of your choice Author’s Note: I like using liquid probiotics for added gut health for this. The Beauty Chef has a good one called Hydration that primarily is made with coconut derivatives and glycerol. Of course, you can use maple syrup or honey or anything else you like.
1 tablespoon of matcha green tea powder
1/2 cup of coconut flakes
⅛ tsp or one grind/pinch of sea salt
1/4 teaspoon of maca powder (optional)
Melt the tablespoon of coconut oil on the pan on medium heat.
Add the road rolled oats and toss around for 4 about 5 minutes.
Add the remaining ingredients evenly and stir around. Author’s Note:It’s important to keep the oats moving so that they don’t burn so continuously.
Stir for another 5-10 minutes until everything is incorporated and toasty.
At this point, you should start to be able to smell the granola. Take off the heat and let it all cool in the pan.
Then you can put it in a mason jar like I do and enjoy it as a cereal.
You can also have it as a topping over chia pudding or yogurt, or you can make it even more of a muesli and add nuts, seeds and dried or fresh fruit of your choice. I quite enjoy this over coconut chia pudding or on its own as a cereal with some berries and almond milk. Hope you enjoy and let me know if you try the recipe!