Raw Fruit and Nut Bars (with Organic Matcha Green Tea)

Simple recipe, minimal bowls, minimal mess, and packed full of  delicious flavors.  These bars are my second attempt……AND successful attempt at a raw diet recipe.  They are a perfect treat to power up before, or after a work-out, or for your afternoon snack.  Time to fuel-up with these Raw Fruit and Nut Bars with Organic Matcha Green Tea!

Fruit and Nut Bars with Matcha Green Tea

This recipe was inspired by Fragrant Vanilla Cake’s Raw Matcha Energy Bars.  Her blog is one of my favorites, she shares gorgeous raw diet recipes.  I made a few changes to the original recipe, so now you have two delicious options!

One ingredient I definitely had available, Kiss Me Organics – Organic Matcha Green Tea.  I do enjoy frozen matcha green tea drinks, but I have never baked with the ingredient.  This week I will be sharing two different recipes that will incorporate the Matcha green tea.

There are so many health benefits to green tea, it is full of antioxidants, it’s a fat burner, energy booster, and it promotes relaxation & well-being!  All pretty fabulous reasons to enjoy this lovely treat!  The green tea is wonderful in baked treats, and smoothies, without any bitter tea flavor.

Fruit and Nut Bars with Matcha Green Tea Here is the Kiss Me Organic Matcha Green Tea

Kiss Me Organics Matcha Green Tea

My future kitchen toy will be a food dehydrator now that I am exploring the raw diet.  These bars are a raw recipe, but I have not invested in a food dehydrator yet.  So when you dry out the bars, I set my gas stove to warm, which is around 150 to 200 degrees F.  So this recipe is not a true raw recipe, unless you own a dehydrator which will only heat your food to 118 F.  You could also just chill the bars without drying them out, they may be a little sticky.  You could add more oats to reduce how sticky the bars will be.  Whatever way you choose, I guarantee you will love this recipe!

Fruit and Nut Bars with Matcha Green Tea

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Raw Fruit and Nut Bars with Matcha Green Tea

15 minPrep Time

90 minCook Time

1 hr, 45 Total Time

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Ingredients

2 Tbsp maple syrup
1 cup dried figs (9 oz pkg)
1/4 tsp salt
1 large banana, mashed
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup almond butter
1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup ground flaxseed
1 Tbsp Matcha Green Tea
1/4 cup coconut sugar
1/4 cup chia seed
1/2 cup quick oats
1/2 cup blueberry flavored craisins
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chunks

Instructions

Preheat oven to warm (for gas that is 150 to 200 degrees F, or set to 118 degrees if available.) Or use your food dehydrator that will set to 118 degrees F.

Grease 9x9 inch pan with coconut oil cooking spray.

In food processor - mix together maple syrup, dried figs, salt, and mashed banana. Then add vanilla extract, almond butter, shredded coconut, and ground flaxseed, and mix well in food processor. Next add matcha green tea, coconut sugar, chia seeds, and oats. Pulse all ingredients together well.

With spoon, fold in the blueberry craisins and chocolate chunks.

Pour ingredients in greased pan and spread out evenly.

Place in oven to dry out ingredients for about 1 1/2 hours depending on oven, and setting of oven.

If you have food dehydrator, place ingredients on food dehydrator plate, and dry out ingredients at 118 degrees F.

Keep in refrigerator.

Enjoy!

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*Disclaimer* I received the Matcha Green Tea from Kiss Me Organics, the thoughts and opinions are all my own.

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  • I have never worked with Matcha before. I need to give this a try!!
    • Hi Bobbi! I wasn't for sure about baking with it, but was so happy with the final results! I did discover if you add too much matcha, it can make the recipe taste off. So a little goes a long way! Thanks for stopping by, Hugs, Terra
  • I love matcha flavour, so these bars are definitely up there to be tried :D Cheers Choc Chip Uru http://gobakeyourself.com/
  • Angie
    I love green tea! These energy bars look terrific, Terra.
  • Matcha - I'm all in! And there are those blueberry craisins again. Loving your healthy eating plan Terra. These bars scream healthy goodness!
  • kitchenriffs
    I really need to get on the matcha bandwagon -- I've done virtually nothing with it. And I love its flavor. Terrific stuff here -- thanks.
  • Hotly Spiced
    These are very pretty. I keep seeing recipes using matcha. I've never cooked with it and I'm starting to feel I'm missing out on something. I also need to step on the raw-food bandwagon - that's another one that's growing in popularity xx
  • Tutti Dolci
    What great bars for an on-the-go snack! I love the matcha, great idea!
  • I am so very happy that you shared this recipe and this matcha. I have been wanting an organic matcha that wasn't made to be blended into an ice cream shake. These bars sounds delicious!!! I'm going to pin this for later.
  • Matcha dna
    Very testy recipe..... We can take Matcha green tea as Ice cream, tea and some other way. i had see..... in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJObdto1jCs