I am loving the magnolia trees lately. Everyone around me is complaining about the petals all over the ground, but I think they’re gorgeous and perfect for a lovely spring photo shoot.
I’m also loving all of the fresh produce. It’s been really easy to make refreshing juices and refreshing…bread?
Yep, refreshing bread, filled with all of the extra juice pulp leftover from juicing. I just can’t bring myself to waste food, so I looked up ways to use the pulp. A lot of people made smoothies (tried it, didn’t like the texture) or crackers. Crackers are a really good idea and I might try that next time, but I was thinking about all of the carrots in my pulp leftovers and it came to me… carrot cake!
I wanted something a little healthier than carrot cake though, so I made bread and it turned out fantastically. Even my dad, who will not eat anything green or healthy, ate this bread and loved it. (I told him it was “carrot cake bread,” though. Nothing wrong with a little bending of the truth to get your dad to eat healthfully).
If you’re looking for a nice alternative to zucchini bread or carrot bread and you’re a “juicer” (not that kind of juicer!), then this bread is for you! It’s a little ugly, but the taste makes up for it’s appearance. If you don’t have leftover juice pulp, then grated carrots, zucchini, or any other shredded fruit or vegetable would work in it’s place.
- 1 ½ cups juice pulp
- ½ cup coconut oil, melted
- ¼ cup honey
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ½ cup milk
- 1½ cups whole wheat flour
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1½ teaspoons cinnamon
- Cream Cheese Honey Butter:
- ¼ cup cream cheese
- ¼ cup butter
- 2 tablespoons honey
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Beat together oil, brown sugar, and honey, then add eggs, vanilla, and milk. Stir in the juice pulp.
- Sift dry ingredients and add to wet mixture.
- Bake in a greased 9″ loaf pan at 350F for 45 to 60 minutes, until golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean.
- While baking, make the cream cheese honey butter:
- Beat together cream cheese, butter, and honey.
- Spread over cooled bread.