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Sunday, December 6, 2020

Homemade Crunchy Carrot Juice Pulp Crackers

Don't toss the carrot pulp from juicing carrots. 

Instead, turn the carrot waste from carrot juice into a delicious crispy cracker.

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The other day I made homemade carrot juice from a huge bag of fresh carrots. It was my first time using a vegetable juicer machine, so I was unprepared for the amount of carrot pulp that was in the fruit juicer machine. I knew that the process of turning carrots into carrot juice did not use the whole carrot and extracted the juice from the carrots but that was a lot of carrot scraps left. While most people just toss the carrot peels from the juicing machine, I am not one who likes to waste food. If you don't own a fruit and vegetable juicer, check out the juicer that I have. It is an amazing juicer at an amazing price.

What can I make with carrot pulp?

 So I enjoyed a cup of my DIY delicious sweet carrot juice and placed the rest in the fridge. Then I turned on my computer and search for recipes for carrot pulp. Carrot pulp is loaded with fiber and nutrition. What I found was the usual grated carrot recipes like carrot cake and carrot muffins but one recipe stood out to me. That recipe was Homemade Crunchy Carrot Juice Pulp Crackers. While the name of the recipe did not sound appealing, the photo of the carrot crackers looked delicious. Also, the description of the crackers sounded yummy. Crispy gluten-free crackers that are made with superfood ingredients sounded amazing.

Other amazing uses for carrot juice pulp

+ Freeze it for future recipes: Place the carrot pulp in quart-size freezer bags, about 2 cups, for future recipes

+ Add it to smoothies: Carrot pulp is loaded with fiber so it is a great way to add fiber to smoothies.

+ Compost it: Give your soil some love with the carrot waste

+ Add to carrot juice pulp waffles: I added carrot pulp to my homemade waffles and my husband was surprised that they did not taste like carrots but I snuck fiber into his meal.

+ Add to homemade veggie burgers: Add bulk and fiber to homemade veggie burgers.

+ Make carrot juice pulp crackers: This one may sound strange but they are super tasty and crunchy.

+ Add to quick bread: Adds fiber and texture without a strong carrot taste.

+ Add to muffins: Adds fiber and texture without a strong carrot taste.

+ Make carrot cake: Adds fiber and texture without a strong carrot taste.

Healthy real food ingredients 

 The crackers that used carrot juice pulp were also plant-based were made with 7 clean real food ingredients. I loved that the crackers would be a healthy snack that was also vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, oil-free, and paleo-friendly. These healthy crackers were a perfect solution to use up leftover carrot juice pulp from a carrot juice recipe. They were also so easy to make. 

An alternative to store-bought crackers

 I love crackers and they are my favorite snack. My boys also like crackers so we buy a lot of crackers from the store. Store-bought crackers tend to be loaded with sodium and sugar along with preservatives. Then the gluten-free crackers can be over-priced and the boxes are so small. So making these carrot crackers can save you money and you can control the ingredients. 

Ingredients needed for carrot pulp crackers

 These crunchy carrot crackers are made with 7 superfood ingredients and I bet you have many of them in your pantry. If not, the carrot cracker ingredients are easy to find in stores. 

Carrot Juice Pulp ~ Save the leftover pulp from making carrot juice and store it in the fridge for up to a week or even longer in the freezer

Flax Meal or Flax Seed ~ You can use flax meal or grind flax seed into flax meal

Chia Seeds ~ I like using black chia seeds but white is fine to use

Quinoa Flour ~ If you don't have quinoa flour, you can omit this ingredient

Salt ~ Salt and crackers go together, if you are watching your sodium intake, feel free to omit

Garlic ~ Minced or powder

Water

Sesame Seeds ~ For sprinkling on top of the crackers

Mix, press, and roll

These crackers are super easy to make. Just mix the ingredients into the carrot pulp and let it rest for 5 minutes. Then add enough water until you can form the mixture into a ball and it sticks together. Think about the texture of cookie dough. Then press and roll the cracker dough on a baking sheet. Sprinkle sesame seeds on the crackers. Take a pizza cutter and slice the dough into squares. Then place the crackers into the oven and bake. It could not be simpler. In no time, you have crackers that are amazing for snacking or dipping into your favorite dip.

Crunchy and delicious healthy crackers 

 One bite of the homemade carrot juice pulp crackers and you will love them. These crackers are not only delicious but they are addicting. There is no need to feel guilty when you eat these crackers are they are made with superfood ingredients and veggies. These crackers are loaded with fiber and protein. They are perfect to dip into a bowl of spicy carrot hummus or spinach dip. 

Looking for other carrot recipes?

 If you are looking for more ways to enjoy carrots, check out the below recipes. Carrots are a delicious and nutritious vegetable. Don't worry about turning orange from eating too many carrots as it would take eating 10 large carrots a day for several weeks to get an orange tinge to your skin.

Spicy Carrot Hummus: This Spicy Carrot Hummus is filled with tangy sweetness and topped with sunflower seeds and apricots — with just the right amount of heat.

Keto-Friendly Pad Thai: This restaurant-quality Pad Thai recipe is surprisingly easy to make at home and can be made keto-friendly.

Easy To Make Homemade Sushi Bowl Recipe: An easy way to enjoy sushi.

Southwestern Style Sushi Burrito: A filling burrito-style sushi that is so easy to make.

Homemade Carrot Juice:  Carrot juice is loaded with nutrition and so easy to make.

Carrot Juice Pulp Waffles: A delightfully delicious waffle that is made with leftover carrot pulp from homemade carrot juice. 

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What would you make with the carrot pulp?

 I have a feeling that I will be making a lot of carrot juice in the coming months so I will have plenty of carrot pulp waste to use. I would love to hear your ideas and recipes for carrot juice pulp. So please share with me in the comment section.

Yield: One baking sheet of crackers
Author: Mom Knows Best
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Homemade Crunchy Carrot Juice Pulp Crackers

Homemade Crunchy Carrot Juice Pulp Crackers

Don't toss the carrot pulp from juicing carrots. Instead, turn the carrot waste from carrot juice into a delicious crispy cracker.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups carrot juice pulp
  • ¼ cup flax meal
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • ¼ cup quinoa flour
  • ½ teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic or ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ cup of water
  • Sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. Oven 350 degrees
  2. Mix all the flax meal, chia seeds, salt, and garlic to the carrot pulp in a mixing bowl, until well combined.
  3. Let the mixture rest for 5 minutes to absorb the liquid from the carrot pulp.
  4. Add 1/4 cup of the water to the carrot pulp mixture and mix it all together. Form the dough into a ball and it should stick together. If needed add more water, 1 teaspoon at a time, until the dough is tacky and does not fall apart.
  5. Place the dough onto a baking sheet that is covered with parchment paper. Place another sheet of parchment paper or the dough and press it down flat.
  6. Using a rolling pin. roll the dough to 1/8 of an inch thickness.
  7. Remove the top piece of parchment paper. Sprinkle the cracker dough with sesame seeds and salt.
  8. Using a pizza cutter, cut the cracker dough into cracker-size pieces.
  9. Place the crackers into a preheated oven of 350 degrees and bake for about 40 minutes.
  10. The crackers are done when you press on them and they no longer give. As the crackers bake, they will shrink and separate
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15 comments:

  1. Such an interesting recipe. We usually just eat carrots and ranch. But this would be a great snack for my boys.

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  2. I love this idea. I've always thought that all the leftover pulp when I juiced was such a waste. I hope you share more great recipes like this!

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  3. That is such a great way to use the leftovers after you juice! Now we don't have to waste any part of it at all. They look tasty.

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  4. How interesting. I don't think I've ever tried anything like this before. I will have to taste them and see if I'm a fan.

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  5. These look really interesting. I have never even heard of these before. I definitely want to try them.

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  6. Very unique, I love the idea of not wasting anything.

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  7. This is a great idea. I used to juice all the time and always felt bad tossing out all the pulp.

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  8. These are an awesome snack. I would love to make some for the kids and myself.

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  9. Tara, I love the recipe. I've been experimenting with my own dried in the oven crackers made with pulp of different veggies.

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  10. I just read your carrot juice and now I am here with this recipe. I am amazed as this is my first time learning about this. I hope I can try this successfully as well.

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  11. This kind of crackers never ever crossed my mind. Hehe. Cuz of I'm not a fan of juices, especially carrots. But you done a really great article on how to save or make a better use of carrots pulps. So amazing!

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  12. I love mixing my carrot juice with orange juice. I never thought to add the pulp in as well.

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  13. wow! I think I will cook it tomorrow because it's too late here right now. It seams perfect to me!

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  14. Wow!! great recipe. I am sure my son and I would enjoy having these healthy crackers.

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  15. How do you store the crackers?

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