I love making food from scraps. Vegetable broth from veggie ends or crackers from compost. You did read the title correctly. I got the idea from a friend and have been making our own “Compost Crackers” for a couple of months now.
Look at this picture – the compost from making a batch of carrot juice. Definitely good feed for the chickens…but if I don't have to waste it…
Into a food processor mix the pulp from your juicer with a combination of the following:
*Parmesan cheese *Coconut flour *Flax, sesame, or sunflower seeds *Almond flour
Add salt, pepper, herbs, and spices. Use your imagination.
Add coconut oil, blending well, until the mixture holds shape. You can adjust your dry ingredients and coconut oil until it can be rolled out with a rolling pin.
Roll out between 2 sheets of parchment paper to about 1/8 inch thick. Cut into squares with a butter knife or spatula.
Bake at 300* until browned around the edges and beginning to crisp. Cool and store in an airtight container.
The Little-Bugs love these crackers and eat them up just about as fast as I can make them. I could probably add all kinds of things to them – kale or spinach, medicinal herbs, and so on – and they would still love them.
Carrot Juice Bonus!
We also use the pulp from the juicer, blended with a little juice, yogurt, milk, other fruits and veggies, and whatever else inspires to make Popsicles!
Parenting pro-tip – if it is in a Popsicle mold it must be a tasty and edible treat. Every time.