Flax & Carrot Pulp Ginger Crackers (raw, gluten-free, vegan)

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I’m very excited to say that in addition to getting a Vita-Mix for Christmas (!!), I also got a dehydrator! I sort of made out like a bandit. And by ‘sort of’, I mean ‘totally.’ This opens up a world of possibilities for raw food: dehydrated fruit, crackers, cookies, etc. I’m having a lot of fun with it!

I was especially stoked to make these crackers because it meant I didn’t have to waste the pulp from my carrot juice. I hate wasting juice pulp, so turning them into crackers seemed like an excellent idea.

Flax & Carrot Pulp Ginger Crackers

3 c carrot juice pulp

1 c ground flax seed

2 tsp freshly ground ginger

up to one cup water (add until you have a mix that is spreadable)

Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Add water last to determine how much you need—this will vary depending on how wet your pulp is. Once it’s in a dough-like consistency, roll out on a Slipat and slice into cracker pieces.

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Dehydrate at 105 degrees for 24 hours.

No deydrator? No worries: Preheat oven to 300 degrees, and bake for 45 minutes.

I’m still mostly adhering to the 80/10/10 plan, but these crackers aren’t entirely 811-kosher. The ingredients are fine, but the fact that they are dehydrated comprises their “ideal”-ness. I have to say after a week of being very strict on the diet, I am excited to play around with it and make it work for me. And making it work for me includes dehydrated crackers.

I’m submitting this to Healthy Vegan Friday, Raw Food Thursdays and Wellness Weekend!

Do you have a dehydrator? What do you do with your juice pulp? How was your weekend?

Happy Monday!

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19 thoughts on “Flax & Carrot Pulp Ginger Crackers (raw, gluten-free, vegan)

  1. Hey Raechel! Yes, you did make out like a bandit – a BLESSED little one at that! :) I have had my Excalibur dehydrator for two years and it has SO PAID FOR ITSELF many times over (The Vitamix too!) I love making homemade granola, crackers, almond meal flour for baking, sundried tomatoes, and much more. So much fun and NOTHING goes to waste. Have fun with your new toys – I know you will. <3

  2. Exciting experiments! I love how nothing gets wasted from the vegetables being juiced this way. Sound great. And definitely, the way to a sustainable diet is making it work for you.

  3. Wow oh wow you must have been a very GOOD girl last year to get a dehydrator as well! Score! If you do dehydrate some tomatoes they make a fab salad dressing if you blend up a bunch with tahini, basil and water – yummo!

  4. Pingback: Raw Foods Thursdays: 1/24/13 | Gluten-Free Cat

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