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Muffins Made From Orange Juice Pulp

Guest Author - Alicia Bodine

Whenever I use my juicer, I feel extremely guilty about discarding the pulp. Vegetable pulp works well in a meatloaf, but I kept asking myself what I could do with the pulp from my freshly squeezed orange juice. Then I got a recommendation from a friend to make muffins. I tweaked the recipe to suit my family's needs and the muffins turned out really tasty!

You will need the following ingredients to make your muffins from pulp:

  • cup of orange juice pulp

  • cup of organic whole milk

  • cup of plain organic yogurt

  • 1 farm fresh egg

  • 1 stick of butter melted

  • 1 cups of whole wheat flour

  • cup of organic sugar

  • Tbsp. baking powder

  • 1 shake of sea salt


Follow these instructions to make your muffins:

Step 1: Juice about three oranges to get the cup of orange juice pulp. My daughter and I enjoy the fresh orange juice while we make the muffins, but you can certainly place the orange juice in the refrigerator to drink later in the day. I don't bother getting organic oranges because the skin of the orange is thick enough that it doesn't make much of a difference.

Step 2: Pour the milk, orange juice pulp, yogurt, egg, and melted butter in a mixing bowl. Stir until all of the ingredients have been combined.

Step 3: Combine the whole wheat flour, sugar, baking powder, and sea salt is a second mixing bowl.

Step 4: Take the bowl of wet ingredients and pour it into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Stir until you have your muffin batter ready to put in cupcake cups.

Step 5: Set the oven temperature to 350 degrees Farenheit.

Step 6: Place cupcake cups in a cupcake pan and fill each one three-quarters of the way with the muffin batter.

Step 7: Bake the muffins until you can insert a fork and it comes out clean. This can take anywhere between 15 and 20 minutes depending on your stove.

Step 8: Wait for the muffins to cool a bit before eating.

Tips:
Individually wrap the muffins that are left over. We do this so we have a healthy snack we can grab when running out the door.

Place the pulp in a food processor first if you have kids that don't like to bite into larger chunks of pulp.
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This content was written by Alicia Bodine. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Megan Mignot for details.

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