These juicer pulp muffins are 100% dairy-free and lactose-free! If you want to learn how to cook sustainably in the kitchen, this is the recipe for you.
Right after you finish making your carrot juice, don't even think about throwing away the remains of the carrots inside the juicer. Why would you? Especially, when you can make delicious juicer pulp muffins.
Generally, I am an ambassador for using up the whole of the ingredient with which I cook and reducing the amount of waste that goes in my trash bin.
For instance, every time I peel vegetables, I set the peel aside for the compost.
This time though, I wasn't going to let something so delicious like juicer pulp get away. Some people even add it into their carrot juice for a bit of texture.
I took it to the next level though and made my very own healthy dairy-free juicer pulp muffins.
products you need for this recipe
Here is a list of things you need in your kitchen to make sure that you make your juicer pulp muffins correctly.
- juicer - it all starts with procuring the right juicer so that you can have access to some good juicer pulp
- vegetable peeler - generally speaking, due to pesticides, I prefer to peel my carrots before juicing them. Besides, it's always a good idea to get a high-quality peeler that does the work for you.
- muffin baking tray - you won't be able to make these juicer pulp muffins without a muffin tray. You can also use this tray to make other baked goods.
- baking spray - in this recipe, I use sunflower oil, but it's never a bad idea to have a can of baking spray. This way the muffins won't stick.
- seeds - in my opinion, seeds are the perfect toppings for these juicer pulp muffins. You can always use leftovers in a light salad.
- premium honey - always go for a good jar of honey. Since this is the only source of sweetness in this muffin recipe, make sure you use a good jar.
Do you have a product which you always use for your muffin recipes? Perhaps, for decorative purposes?
I'd love to know what your secret kitchen tools are to help me become a better baker. Let me know in the comments section below.
carrot muffin recipe
For this juicer pulp recipe, I've reused my juiced carrots in the form of pulp.
In my opinion, carrot is an excellent and healthy way to create delicious desserts. Today, you can find those classic carrot recipes like a fluffy carrot cake or carrot cake muffins with a creamy frosting.
Well, these juicer pulp muffins are like carrot cake muffins, but they are much healthier. First of all, they don't call for the addition of milk or any dairy. It's completely optional.
Second of all, instead of sugar, I've opted to use a bit of honey. In combination with the lemon zest, this gives the juicer pulp muffins a sweet yet tangy bite.
The best part is, that you can practically use any combination of pulp you've got remaining in your juicer.
For instance, let's say you've made a delicious carrot and beet juice. You can use up all the pulp.
Although, if I am thinking about flavour combinations for making juicer pulp muffins, then try out these juices and make muffins with the waste:
- carrot and orange (3 carrots, 1.5 oranges)
- carrot, apple and ginger ( 2 carrots, 2 apples, 1 small root of ginger)
- beetroot and carrot (4 carrots, 1 beetroot)
- carrot, spinach, lemon and celery (3 carrots, handful of spinach, juice of 1 lemon, 1 stalk of celery)
You can use up the pulp of these different types of flavour combinations and still make delicious juicer pulp muffins.
It all depends on what flavour you feel like – earthy, sweet, citrusy? Take your pick.
Which carrots are best for muffins?
If you want to take advantage of the natural sweetness carrots bring to a recipe, then I recommend going for sweeter varieties. This way, you can also limit your sugar intake.
Therefore, the best varieties of carrots for muffins and juicing are the following: Bolero, Short 'n Sweet, Little Finger, St Valery and Scarlet Nantes.
All of the above-mentioned varieties are sweet, juicy and packed with earthy flavours.
These are also the best ones if you wish to just snack on some carrots with some homemade ranch dressing.
If you've purchased a large quantity of carrots, you can always try your hand at the following recipes:
- easy carrot soup - a winter warming recipe
- carrot chutney - excellent side dish to a hearty Indian curry
- carrot and parsnip mash - the best mash for vegetarians and vegans
- cumin roast carrots - roasted carrots are fantastic, although I recommend using yellow carrots as they are the best variety for roasting
Of course, you can use all sorts of carrots to make these juicer pulp muffins. Purple, white, yellow, short varieties, baby carrots, you name it.
However, I believe that for best results, the sweeter varieties are the best.
juicer pulp bread
Instead of making juicer pulp muffins, you can also make juicer pulp bread. In this case, carrot bread.
Simply change the form and use a longer and narrower baking pan. The one you would use for a lemon drizzle cake for instance.
With a juicer pulp bread, you can alter between two versions: sweet or savoury. The key element here is the addition of honey.
So, it's completely up to you whether you would like to omit the honey or not.
best toppings for carrot muffins
There are a few toppings which I consider my favourites when baking muffins made with carrots.
Take a look at the following toppings suggestions below and tell me which ones are your favourites:
- seeds - this is the best option for healthy muffins
- nuts - any type of nuts such as walnuts, pecans, cashews or almonds will do
- juicer pulp - you can dry out the carrot pulp and add it as a topping
- cream cheese frosting - this combination will taste like carrot cake
- chocolate chips - it's best to use white chocolate chips for this recipe
- raisins - I would also include these in the batter
- lemon zest - for even more citrusy flavours
How would you serve your juicer pulp muffins? Do you have a combination of flavours in mind? Let me know in the comments section below.Print