A few days ago I finally got back in to juicing – OK well I made 1 so it’s a start – and it was a veggie juice with carrot, cucumber and pear.  If you like to get your juice on, then you know that you usually end up with fair a

mount of pulp.  In the past I’ve just put this on the veggie patch but this time I decided to keep it.  I’ve been mixing some in with Trudi (our darling daughter puppy’s) dinner to sneak in some extra veggies but we still had a take-away container full of pulp sitting in the fridge.  So I decided to try my hand at baking muffins.

 

I found an old recipe that I had typed in to my Notes on my phone a long time ago; I think it came from www.choosingraw.com.  The recipe is for Vegan Zucchini Date Muffins but I used the carrot pulp instead and I added dried figs and fresh dates.   It made 12 muffins.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups Flour (recipe called for GF flour but I used regular all purpose flour & may have even used some self-raising flour in the mix – 1 cup flour, 1 cup self-raising)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp bi-carb soda
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 Cup apple sauce (the lovely thick baby-food-esque stuff that you get in a jar)
  • 1/4 Cup coconut oil or olive oil
  • 1/4 Cup almond milk (I used organic soy milk)
  • 1/3 Cup sugar (I used Rice Malt Syrup and Black Strap Mollasses)
  • 1 1/4 Cup shredded zucchini (I used the juice pulp)
  • 2/3 Cup chopped dates, tossed in a little flour so they don’t stick together (I used some dried figs as well)

Method:

  1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit (about 180 degrees celcius)
  2. Mix all dry ingredients (except sugar) in a bowl
  3. Whisk together oil, apple sauce, milk and sugar and then pour into dry ingredients
  4. Fold ingredients together until just mixed and then fold in the zucchini (or carrot) and dates (and figs).
  5. Scoop batter in to greased muffin tins and bake until golden brown – about 12 -15 minutes.

That’s it!   They were delicious and were polished off long before the end of the day.   Do you know of any other ways to use up the pulp after juicing?