The boyfriend got a juicer for his birthday a few months ago, and ever since we've had some delicious raw juice a few times a week. If you're familiar with the process, you'll know that the juice is extracted and the pulpy fibers of the fruits and veggies are 'discarded'. We've been a little lazy and haven't actually done anything with all this part of the produce; not even compost it! *gasp* I finally did my due diligence and looked up a recipe for pulp muffins knowing we'd devour them pretty quickly. :)
The pulp we had was quite a mix of fruits and veggies mainly to get rid of the ones which were about to rot. So when I looked back at what we made, I was a little put off... But gimme a break, we're new to juicing and it was my first time making the muffins, I wanted them to be awesome! So I decided to do a new quick concoction - and one what was more conducive to flavors you would find in muffins, not the peppers and garlic we had in other pulp.
The recipe below was based off this simple recipe from Eat Yourself Skinny.
- 3 cups whole wheat flour
- 1/2 tsp Himalayan sea salt
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 2 cups fruit/veggie pulp (4 large carrots, bunch of kale/spinach, 2 apples, and a chunk of ginger (approx. 1 inch squared))
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
- 1/2 banana, mashed
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (or sweetened if you like it sweeter)
- 1/2 cup honey, maple syrup or raw agave
- Rolled oats for sprinkling
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg. In a separate bowl, blend the rest of the ingredients except the rolled oats).
- Once combined, slowly stir into the flour mixture. Add more almond milk if too thick.
- Add batter to lightly sprayed muffin tins or liners and sprinkle with rolled oats to your liking. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Muffins will be done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. ENJOY!
I definitely plan on finding some more recipes to make even more delicious baked goods with. I'll just have to warn the boyfriend not to use pepper and garlic, that is, unless he wants an evil little treat from me! ;)