So you juiced yourself some cold pressed cloudy apple juice and now you’re considering what to do with the leftover pulp. Look no further. This zero-waste apple granola is the answer you were searching for.

I always found granola recipes intriguing, but at the same time was never won over by any of them and it often required a big amount of coconut oil and honey. Then I found myself in possession of a great quantity of apple pulp and an idea came to mind: why not use the moisture of the pulp to reduce the amount of other liquids usually needed to make granola? Also, apples are notorious to add sweetness and thicken recipes, therefore reducing the need for honey.

I have to admit I’m quite proud of this recipe. This apple granola will become a piece de resistance in my recipe index, not only because it’s delicious, versatile and easy to make, but especially because it was born in order to avoid food waste. Being zero-waste in the kitchen is very important for my values and for this reason it made me so happy to come up with a way to utilize the discard from the Apple Glögi Concentrate. The funny thing is, if I thought about the glögi recipe as a present to friends, it turns out that this zero-waste apple granola is a perfect present too!

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The Apple Granola can be used in so many ways: on top of yogurt, along with milk, with fresh fruits for a summery breakfast or with cooked fruits (for example pears, apple or plums) for a cozy winter dessert.

Zero-Waste Apple Granola

An ingenious way to use the leftover apple pulp from the juicer: a very tasty, easy to make and crunchy apple granola!
Prep Time15 mins
Baking Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: no-waste
Keyword: apple, granola, zero-waste
Author: Thais FK


  • 200 g oats 2 cups
  • 60 g nuts and seeds of your choice ½ cup
  • 200 g leftover apple pulp or 150 g apple sauce
  • 40 g melted coconut oil 2 tbsp
  • 50 g honey 2 tbsp
  • Zest of half a lemon
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven at 180C/350F.
  • Place all the ingredients except the oats and the nuts in a large bowl. Mix well.
  • Add the oats and the nuts and seeds and mix until the oats have all been coated with the moist mixture.
  • Spread the granola on a baking tray covered with parchment paper, form with your hands a few small clusters of granola and bake for 10 minutes. Take the granola out of the oven, flip it with a large spatula and bake for another 10 to 15 minutes or until the granola will have a nice browned color.


You can decide to add more seeds and nuts than the recipe calls for, just remember to keep the balance between the dry and the wet ingredients, so either add more apple pulp or reduce the amount of oats.
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Nordic Foraging project by Thais FK supported by Taike
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Thais FK

Italian photographer, recipe developer and content creator, Thais came to Finland by chance, but stayed for love. Through photography she tells stories about traveling, eating, cooking and living sustainably, in order to discover new cultures and not to forget her origins. Thais FK's portfolio:

December 7, 2021



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