This is THE HEALTHIEST BREAD IN THE WORLD!
My family is so sick of me saying that.
They also say I can’t qualify my own product. Whatever.
Since I’ve been juicing, I have been keeping the pulp in tupperware in the fridge with the intent to use it. It was piling up, so the other day I decided to do something about it.
Crackers seemed like they would be kind of soft, but I found this recipe for a zucchini bread that had potential. Instead of zucchini bread, I made veggie juice pulp bread.
Changes I made:
- Used 1 1/2 cups green juice pulp instead of shredded zucchini
- Used 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce instead of butter
- Used 1 ripe banana instead of eggs.
There was absolutely no reason not to use the butter and eggs except that I was already making something so weird that I decided to do other weird “healthy” things to it and see if it worked. Plus I figured that if fruit can cover up the taste of spinach in a smoothie, it could do the same thing in this bread. Always thinking.
(I say “healthy” in quotes because butter and eggs aren’t unhealthy in moderation. People would just likely consider subbing fruit a healthier option.)
So here are the wet ingredients before they got mixed with the flour and put in the oven. MMMM green veggie bread.
I will admit, it smelled a little funky. I was fully prepared to take one bite and throw this in the trash.
However once it baked up, it smelled amazing! I think the honey and cinnamon really did the trick, and the dried cranberries are the perfect bursts of chewy sweetness inside.
It’s dense, for sure, without any fat in it, but still incredibly soft and moist. If you want a springier bread, use the eggs and oil. However I prefer the dense texture since it fills me up.
I’ve had this on it’s own for snacks since it’s pretty similar to a zucchini bread and doesn’t need anything on it to make it taste good, but I bet some almond butter or jam would be amazing. I’ll be trying that next, with the 2 slices that are left.
Proof? I caught my older brother taking a huge slice to have for breakfast the next day. He really loves hating everything I make, especially the “healthy” stuff, so thats a big statement.
Sweet breads can sometimes be more like a dessert, but you have to feel good about all of the fruits, veggies, and whole grains in this one. Tons of fiber plus…KALE and SPINACH in bread? There is a slight green hue, but you’d never know just by taste.
THE HEALTHIEST BREAD IN THE WORLD!
Sorry I just love saying that.
- What do you do with your juice pulp?
- What’s the weirdest “healthy” food you’ve made?