Waste Not, Want Not….From Carrot Juice to Muffins!

Muffins from carrot juice pulp. mindfulmomma.com Fresh homemade carrot juice just can’t be beat but I’ve always felt a little bit badly about all the leftover fiber that goes to waste.  You know, the stuff that’s left around the edges of the juicer?  It gets composted of course but I hate wasting perfectly good food. So I decided to create a recipe for muffins that uses that up that fiber!  I took one of my favorite banana muffin recipes from a cookbook called Muffins by Elizabeth Alston that I’ve had forever (and was amazed to find is still available on Amazon), and made a few substitutions.  The result was delicious and I felt like a goody-two-shoes for using the whole carrot!  (Actually mine was a carrot & apple blend and you could use whatever fiber blend you happen to have.) Muffins from carrot juice pulp. mindfulmomma.comCarrot Apple Fiber Muffins {use organic and local ingredients whenever possible} 1 large egg 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar 1 cup carrot/apple fiber from juicer (leftover from 2 large carrots and 1 med/large apple) 1/3 cup vegetable oil (I use canola) 1/2 cup orange juice 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup raisins, other dried fruit or chopped nuts 1 1/2 cups all-purpose or white whole wheat flour 1/2 cup oats 1 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon salt Heat oven to 375 degrees.  Grease muffin cups or use unbleached baking cups. Beat egg and sugar together in a medium bowl.  Add in carrot/apple fiber, vegetable oil, orange juice and vanilla and beat until well blended.  Stir in raisins. Mix flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt together in a large bowl.  Add carrot fiber mixture and fold in with a spatula until dry ingredients are just moistened. Scoop batter into muffin cups.  Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until brown on top and springy to the touch.  Cool slightly before eating.  Enjoy!! If you like this recipe, you’ll probably like my Easy Juicer Pulp Minestrone Soup recipe too!

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What do you do with the pulp from your juicer?

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  1. This a great idea! We will use up cooked squash, sweet potato or carrots( unseasoned of course). But I love making my kids fruit leather in our food dehydrator. I will add leftover juicing pulp to that and they never know the difference.


  2. Doh! We made carrot juice just yesterday. I was feeling bad about the left over pulp. But this is a great idea. I will try it next time! Thanks for the tip.

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