Fruit Pulp Cupcakes

NL_pulpcupcakeThough not the most appetizing name in the world, these cupcakes really hit the spot! I’m always looking for recipes to incorporate the leftover pulp I get after juicing. I love juicing, but don’t want to waste all the fiber & nutrients leftover in the pulp. Using the recipe here, that pulp provides your cupcakes with added nutrient density & ensures that they stay moist even days later.

I used PETA’s recipe (http://www.peta.org/living/food/easiest-vegan-cupcake-recipe/) for “Easiest Vegan Cupcakes” and essentially just took out some of the sugar and added pulp. When I made this batch, I used leftover pulp from juicing blueberries, apples & cantaloupe. The flavors turned out really well in the cupcakes & I’d definitely try it again using other fruits/veggies.

Let me know if you try these out for yourself!

Ingredients:

Finished product!
Finished product!
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 & 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 cup unsweetened plant-based milk (I used vanilla almond milk)
  • 1 Tbsp. vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. vanilla extract (optional, depending on pulp used)
  • 1/2 – 1 cup of fruit/vegetable pulp

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 & line two pans with cupcake liners
  2. In a large bowl, mix together sugar, flour, baking powder, baking soda & salt
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together oil, plant milk, & vinegar
  4. Whisk pulp into wet mixture before adding to dry bowl
  5. Mix wet & dry ingredients until just combined, then fill cupcake liners 3/4 full with batter
  6. Bake 15-18 mins or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of a cupcake comes out clean
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3 thoughts on “Fruit Pulp Cupcakes

  1. Using just small chopped fruits & veggies might lead to some chunky cupcakes. Most fruits I would run through a blender or food processor first because it’ll make the cupcakes more uniform. As for vegetables, I’d probably do the same, but I’d steam them beforehand to soften them a little without sacrificing their nutrients. Hope this helps!

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  2. Okie. Hey Jamie, how r u doing?
    Yeah, as far as veggie cupcakes are concerned, I’ll also steam/par boil them first and then use for a better taste.
    BTW Wish you Good Friday and Happy Easter!
    So what all are you preparing on Easter?

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