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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. Loaded with plenty of nutrition and gluten-free.

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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 do not like 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.

Don't Toss That Carrot Pulp!

 After you squeeze all that orange juice out of the carrots and start cleaning up the juicing machine, don't toss the leftover carrot pulp? While it may look like trash, that container of carrot juicing leftovers is loaded with fiber and still has some nutrition in it. The carrot waste is perfect for many recipes. It has the perfect texture to add fiber to your favorite healthy recipes. Carrot pulp can even replace some of the flour in gluten-free recipes.

Carrot Pulp is

~ Healthy

~ Full of Fiber

~ Nutritious

~ Plant-Based

~ Perfect for Recipes


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 searched 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 and 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. 

Carrot Juice Pulp Crackers are

~ Crunchy

~ Gluten-Free

~ Grain-Free

~ Made with Superfoods 

~ Healthy

~ Vegan

~ Perfect for Healthy Snacks

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 or Almond Flour 

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 

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 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 is so easy to make.

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

Vegan Smoked Salmon: Plant-based alternative to smoked salmon or lox.

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.

39 comments:

Julia Hess said...

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

Claudia said...

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!

Jenn said...

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.

AiringMyLaundry said...

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.

Kathy said...

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

Prime Beauty said...

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

Monica Simpson said...

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

Kita Bryant said...

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

Celebrate Woman said...

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

Anosa Malanga said...

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.

Ryan Escat said...

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!

Fatima D Torres said...

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

Lyosha Varezhkina said...

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

Pooja Sharma said...

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

Anonymous said...

How do you store the crackers?

Unknown said...

Made these tonight, they are fabulous. I replaced the quinoa flour with oat flour (it's all I had) and they turned out just as good. Thanks for the recipe, I'm so happy to find a way to use my carrot pulp. Cheers!

Mom Knows Best said...

Glad to hear that they turned out good for you. I will have to make these with oat flour.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the recipe! I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! I play with seasoning and some herbs for variety of taste

Mom Knows Best said...

I need to try different seasonings

little princess said...

Hello!! I did the recipe. Super delicious but first it burnt in less than 40 mn so I threw away some of them and second my crackers were soft. What do you think that I can do to make them crunchy?

Mom Knows Best said...

Maybe turning down the temperature on your oven to 300

Abfabtravels.com said...

What a brilliant idea! I am so going to try this. It will make an alternative to the carrot cake I usually make, as delicious as it is. Rather healthier too!

Monidipa said...

I absolutely love your idea of repurposing carrot pulp from juicing into homemade crunchy carrot juice pulp crackers! Not only is it a creative way to reduce food waste, but it also adds nutrition and fiber to snacks. Your detailed instructions and inclusion of superfood ingredients make this recipe both healthy and delicious. Great job!

Richelle Milar said...

Wow! What a really nice and great recipe, I would really love to try this out it look so good!

BEautiful Touches said...

This looks like it would be so fun to make, I honestly can't wait to give this recipe a try!

Marie Gizelle said...

This is a good way to use carrot pulps and reducing waste. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I love carrots but I've never had those crackers before. I can't wait to give them a try. -LYNNDE

Ivan Jose said...

Oh wow, I think this is a super healthy cracker recipe. I like that it's a guilt-free indulgence, especially if you are craving chips or bread.

Marysa said...

This would be a great snack to bring to work. And what an interesting way to use carrot pulp! So unique!

Christy G said...

I don’t have a juicer but if I did I would give these crackers a try. Especially, if I’m lucky enough to get a big bag of carrots from the food pantry.

Lady In Read said...

definitely going to try this one out soon since we all love carrots in our home

Claudia Krusch said...

Such a healthy snack! I can't wait to make the carrot crackers! They look amazing!

LisaLisa said...

You really have piqued my interest in trying out these carrot 🥕 recipes I’ve seen you create. Now I want to try this one looks good and we know it’s healthy

Monidipa said...

Great recipe! The homemade crunchy carrot juice pulp crackers turned out delicious and were a hit with my family. Easy to follow instructions made the process enjoyable. Love finding creative ways to use leftover juice pulp. Thanks for sharing this tasty and sustainable snack idea!

Marysa said...

What an awesome and creative way to use up carrot pulp! So neat to have this healthy snack idea.

Lavanda Michelle said...

I recently started juicing and never thought about repurposing the carrot pulp. These Homemade Crunchy Carrot Juice Pulp Crackers sound like a delicious and healthy solution to reduce food waste.

Anonymous said...

I would so love to try these as they look really good and cannot believe they're made with carrots! So cool and my kids would love these too!

Gust si Aroma said...

This recipe for carrot pulp crackers is simply brilliant! It's fantastic to see a solution for utilizing leftover pulp from juicing. I'm all about finding ways to minimize food waste, and your approach is incredibly resourceful.

Shabby Chic Boho said...

This would be a great idea to make for a brunch I have coming up. I've never even thought to use carrot juice pulp but now I'm going to be more mindful of using it instead of throwing it out.

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