Juice Pulp-Sweetened Granola

Put your fruit juice pulp to good use as a breakfast or snack by drying out your leftovers to use as a granola sweetener. No sugar needed! It’s another handy way to utilize your juice pulp so you are not throwing it all away, and you’re still gaining the health benefits from the fiber. You can make this recipe with any nut or seed you have in the cupboard. Here are more ideas on what to do with your juice pulp. In this recipe, I used pineapple, apple and pear juice pulp.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups sweet juice pulp (I juiced the fruit first and collected the pulp and put it aside.)
  • 12 dried apricots (sulphite free)
  • ½ cup macadamias
  • ½ cup walnuts
  • ½ cup brazil nuts
  • ¼ cup coconut flakes
  • ¼ cup hemps seeds
  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds
  • sea salt to taste

Directions

  1. In a food processor combine the nuts, pulp, dried apricots and coconut and pulse until the mixture is combined well.
  2. Add in the remaining ingredients and continue to mix well.
  3. Lay the ingredients on a baking tray and set the oven at the lowest temperature, roasting for 10 hours or if using a dehydrator set to 125F and dehydrate for 12 hours. Leaving the door of the oven open for the roasting period is recommended.
  4. Once dry and crispy, store in an airtight container.
  5. Serve with fresh fruit, coconut yogurt and/or your choice of milk such as almond milk.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10-12 hours

Servings: 6-8

Substitutions

You can use any nuts, seeds or dried fruit you like.