Fun With Carrot Juice Pulp

December 4th, 2009 | Posted by Alison Spath in Short or Sweet

Today I was on a mission: Bake Healthy Cookies.

There’s a fundraiser going on this weekend for one of the homeschooling organizations we’re a part of – and there’s going to be a bake sale. The group requested the donation of healthy, homemade treats to sell. Given the population of attendees; organic, gluten free or vegan treats are big sellers.

Just one thing: absolutely no nuts due to allergy concerns.

OK, no problem. Except there goes any gluten free baking plans for me. I have absolutely no experience baking with rice flour, tapioca flour or whatever other gluten free flours there are out there. I would typically use nuts to make something gluten free, so if we’re leaving nuts out then I’m going to aim to please the vegan crowd.

Juice Carrots

For the sake of healthy baking, I had the bright idea to make carrot pulp with the pulper. The pulper might otherwise be know as the juicer but today I was after the pulp, not the juice – so I’m calling it the pulper.

Carrot Pulp

This is my original recipe! Be impressed! I am not a recipe creator, people.

Organic Vegan Carrot Cake Cookies

1 1/2 c of carrot pulp (I juiced about 10 carrots and it made more than enough pulp)
12 medjool dates
1 c whole wheat flour
1/2 c white flour
3/4 rolled oats
1/2 c raisins
1/4 c agave nectar
1/4 canola oil
1/2 tsp baking powder
dash of cinnamon, nutmeg and salt

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Puree dates, carrot pulp, agave in the food processor until smooth. Combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Mix wet ingredients with dry ingredients. Fold in raisins.


Oh great. Look at all this leftover carrot juice! What on earth am I supposed to do with this?

Leftover Carrot Juice

Dramatic sigh. OK I guess I’ll throw an apple and some ginger into the juicer and make one of my most favorite juice concoctions of all time. The sacrifices I make in the name of charity I tell ya!

Guess I'll Drink It

Scoop tablespoons of dough onto lightly greased cookie sheets and bake for 9 – 11 minutes. Transfer to wire rack to cool.

This made 2 dozen cookies. Well, two dozen + 2 that are still unaccounted for – but rumor has it were quite tasty. Not that I would know of course, this is pure speculation.

Two Dozen Up Close

While cookies are baking, be over ambitious and slave over labels with Microsoft Word, lining up text and clip art carrot graphics to match up with the ingredient list to be printed on the reverse side.


(I realized as I was writing this post that I left baking powder out of the ingredient list. Can people be allergic to baking powder? Good god I hope not. Don’t make me do those labels all over again – I just might have to drive my car off an organic cliff.)

Ingredient List

2 dozen cookies, packaged into 12 little bags of 2 cookies. Each packaged tied sweetly with a ribbon and inaccurate labels attached.


Just call me organic red riding hood!

Ready for Tomorrow

Look at me! It’s like I’m a real mom with real kids on the PTA or something. I need a cardigan sweater and penny loafers to wear tomorrow! All I have left to do is take my nose ring out and shave my pits.

Oh wait, I just remembered. This is a crunchy granola homeschooling event. Never mind. Get out the patchouli and hemp shoes! I’m off to the fair with my wicker basket of carrot juice pulp cookies with labels printed on resume paper bought for my last job that I quit to stay home with my children and lead a breastfeeding, baby wearing, cloth diapering support group.

I’m still going to shave my pits though, don’t worry.

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15 Responses

  • “This is my original recipe! Be impressed! I am not a recipe creator, people.”—I am impressed. Rock on.
    My only tweak that would make them edible for me by removing the gluten would be to sub in a combo of almond/oat flour for the wheat and call it delish!
    Can you be allergic to baking powder or soda? oh my yes. I know lots of allergy community friends who are, indeed.

    “…stay home with my children and lead a breastfeeding, baby wearing, cloth diapering support group.

    I’m still going to shave my pits though, don’t worry.”

    HAHA! I just posted on my blog tonite we’re a little crunchy too….cloth napkins, stainless steel sippy, and kale chip loving.
    But I also love body spray, razors, nice shiny cars, and Louis Vuitton bags. So I would say I am crunchy with a huge disclaimer. And I’m still nursing a nearly 3 yr old. Wow..who woulda thought??!!


  • Cindy says:

    your basket of red riding hood treats are SO SWEET. I bet they taste amazing!
    I had to cry Uncle and get my juicer out too. I was feeling GNARLY and JUICE was just what the doctor ordered.

    I made my green lemonade with a side shot of Carrot, Cranberry, Apple Ginger


    yes, please shave your pits!
    just sayin’

  • Julie says:

    Oooh, I am very impressed. The cookies sound delish.

  • Erica says:

    They look fabulous! I love the labels. Carrots add a nice level of moisture to baked goods- I bet they taste so good. Nice job mama

  • That is just too cute! Lovin the labels and the cookies look amazingly delicious! I would have been completely stumped if it came down to gluten free with no nuts. Looks like you rocked the challenge! 😀

    Oh, and I think I’m going to have to buy a juicer one of these times. I’m having serious juice envy right about now.

  • don’t way you’re organic red riding hood unless you fully intend to wear a red cape to the bake sale . . . if so, please post photos!

  • Jennifer says:

    Your post cracked me up! (haha)

    You did a great job with those cookies. I love how you wrapped them up! That gives me some ideas.

  • Erin says:

    Oh man, I love this. I am slowly but surely become a crunchy, granola loving, vegetarian who wishes she didn’t have to shave her legs, ever again. Except that it might scare away any potential future suitors while wearing shorts at the gym. But wait till they see me cook!!

    Also, I’m finally into the 180s after a long few weeks of trying to calorie count and workout! I was stick for at least 3 of those weeks and finally upped my calories and dropped 2 pounds! I love how my body, yet again, showed me the wisdom that is eating enough calories!!

  • those cookies look pretty dang good – and environmentally sustainable!

  • Liz says:

    Alison, your posts never fail to make me smile!! Have fun at your crunchy granola homeschooling bake sale :). And, btw, that juice looks so refreshing and delicious. I tried my first fresh juice a week ago and it may have been the best thing I have ever drank in my life!!! Must get juicer ASAP.

  • Great job! You are an awesome recipe creator! :)

    I’m so going to make these!!! I have been throwing away way too much carrot pulp…

    Hope you are having fun today! :)

  • Ashley says:

    I am super impressed — I’m way less of a recipe creator than you. Those cookies look delish — I’d totally hit your table at a bake sale. :)

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