Coconut Pecan Goji Granola – The Perfect Holiday Gift

Happiness is Homemade.

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At least that’s the motto we live by at Vivapura. This recipe is also quick and easy to make with just a few high-quality superfood ingredients. Plus, you can make a big batch to keep in your pantry for weeks or have on the counter for the perfect quick snack. It’s also gluten and grain free, so your food-sensitive guests or family will appreciate such a nutrient-dense, healthy treat!

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I love adding goji berries for a couple of reasons. First, it’s not something that you usually see in granola. I find a lot of cranberries in many recipes, but for me, they are too sweet and typically have added sugar. Cranberries can also contain up to 13 different pesticides!!! That’s reasoning enough for me to opt for antioxidant-rich, skin, and blood nourishing goji berry.

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In fact, goji berries have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for over 2,000 years as a beautifying tonic. Women and men alike believe that eating a handful of goji berries a day reduces wrinkles, sun spots, and other skin conditions. Can we call this wrinkle reducing granola then? I bet that will get a lot of people’s attention!

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This recipe is also crafted mindfully with other beautifying and skin nourishing ingredients like pecans, pumpkin seeds, and coconut flakes. Each contains a full spectrum of minerals like iron, vitamin E, magnesium, calcium, and zinc that all contribute to flawless skin.

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Coconut Pecan Goji Granola – The Perfect Holiday Gift

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GRAIN-FREE + RAW + VEGAN + SOY-FREE + PALEO

INGREDIENTS

2  cup pecans – high in vitamin E

2 cups coconut flakes  – heart healthy, low glycemic

1 cups styrian pumpkin seeds – zinc, iron, potassium, magnesium, tryptophan

1 Tbsp. virgin coconut oil or oil of choice – aids in Weight Loss

1/2 cup raisins, soaked OR dates – support healthy bone density

1 cup pumpkin, apple, or pear puree 

1/2 cup goji berries – antioxidant rich

1 Tbsp. cinnamon OR pumpkin pie spice – blood sugar balancing

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1/4 tsp. mineral salt – electrolyte balancing

PREPARATION

  1. Transfer coconut flakes to  food processor and pulse through 5-7 times or until roughly chopped. Transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  2. Next, pulse pecans and pumpkin seeds through 5-7 times or until roughly chopped. Transfer to your large mixing bowl.
  3. Pulse raisins or dates with soaking water + 1 Tbsp. coconut oil in your food processor untill well combined
  4. Add to bowl and stir in remaining ingredients and mix well with your hands.
  5. Spread out in a 1 inch layer on your dehydrator tray with a drying sheet.
  6. Dehydrated at 115-103 degrees F for 6-8 hours or until completely dry. OR Bake at 250 for 2-3 hours.
  7. Let cool completely and store in glass jars.

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For a gift idea, find small glass mason jars and fills with granola and tie with ribbon and a bow! Print out tiny recipe cards with this recipe.

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