If you are still reading this then that means you weren't completely turned off by the idea of veggie muffins. Thank you for being brave!
I have a love-hate relationship with my juice extractor. I love it because I am able to juice veggies and fruit to create new juices and a fun way to get veggies I may otherwise not eat. I hate it because I don't like all of the wasted pulp post-juicing. So, this last Sunday, I made beet-carrot juice and decided to try a recipe using the pulp from my juicer. If you do not like beets, you will definitely want to do carrot pulp only or another combo that you prefer. I like the taste of beets, but the flavor is very overpowering. I think apple-carrot would be excellent. If you do not have a juicer you can just use a fine grater on the carrots, apples, beets, etc.
I found a fancy little recipe at Picklesnhoney.com
When I make a recipe I tend to switch up things to tailor it more to my liking, but this recipe is absolutely perfect just like it is! Click on the link for the recipe! I made no modifications, but, since the recipe leaves some options for ingredients I will share with you what I used:
1/2 cup juicer pulp - I used a carrot/beet mixture
Instead of her 1/4 cup Agave I used local honey, just because that's what I had on hand.
Instead of 1/4 cup coconut oil I used olive oil, again because it is what I had on hand.
I used whole wheat flour rather than gluten-free because we tolerate gluten just fine.
|I just love the pretty pink color of the dough!|
|Perfect little muffins|
The muffins turned out wonderful, with a hint of pretty pink. I put butter on them when they were still warm from the oven and they were delicious. Both boys loved them, Ezra ate 4 immediately and has been snacking on them all week! I have been topping them with a little peanut butter for a quick, healthy breakfast or snack. I have been storing them in the fridge to extend their life a bit.
This recipe is definitely going to become a weekly staple for me. I love having healthy snacks on hand for myself and the boys.
|Kid tested, approved, and loved!|
I am also looking forward to trying more recipes from PicklesnHoney!