If you’ve ever tried the MOD Cold Press Juicer you know just how effective it is at extracting juice. Our juicer excels at extracting the most juice out of each piece of produce. After the juicer works its magic, fruit and vegetable pulp is leftover. This can be composted or turned into one of many creative recipe possibilities. It can feel a bit disheartening to continuously compost leftover produce pulp and that’s why we love to offer you ideas on how to repurpose your pulp!
For carrot juice fans, we’ve got a simple 6 ingredient recipe for healthy home baked crackers! This recipe includes chia seeds and flax seeds, which are both a great source of plant-based protein, fiber and Omega-3 fatty acids.
To prepare for this recipe you’ll need to juice your carrot juice to create pulp. For this recipe we created 750ml from one 1kg bag of carrots. If you prefer to use a smaller amount, simply divide the recipe in half.
Bring these crackers to any get together for a gluten-free crowd pleasing snack!
Carrot Juice Pulp Cracker Recipe.
2 cups carrot juice pulp (see notes above)
¼ cup ground flax seed
1 tablespoon chia seeds
¼ cup quinoa flour
½ teaspoon sea salt
½ cup water
Measure out 2 cups of carrot pulp and place in a large mixing bowl.
Add in flax seeds, chia seeds, sea salt and quinoa flour. Mix well and let it rest for 5 minutes to give the flour a chance to absorb.
Next add the water. Begin by adding half (¼) cup and mix. Depending on how fresh your carrot pulp is you may need to add the full amount. You are aiming for a texture that allows you to form the cracker dough into a ball. It shouldn’t be sticky but also shouldn’t crumble. If you need more water, add a small amount at a time and test.
Allow the dough to rest for a few minutes.
Place the ball of dough on a baking tray lined with parchment paper, and press down. Cover the dough in another sheet of parchment paper and use a rolling pin to spread the dough to about ⅛ inch thin, depending how thick you want your crackers.
Sprinkle chia seeds on top and cut cracker-sized pieces using a pizza cutter.
Place in the oven for 40 minutes at 350 degrees F.
You’ll know the crackers are baked when they don’t have much give when pressed on. Enjoy!
These nutrient-rich crackers make the perfect substitute for tortilla chips. Pair with salsa or hummus for a healthy snack!