Chocolate and orange pulp cookies

I was always struggling, what to do with the pulp after cold-pressing the fruits. I felt it’s such a waste to simply throw it out to the compost. So I did some research and I was happy to see that I can still use it instead of throwing it out! So next time you cold press your oranges, don’t throw out the pulp, bake some cookies instead!

Ingredients:

  • 200 g orange pulp from the juicer (mine contained some ginger too)
  • 200 g flour (try mixing almond and coconut flour, they taste great)
  • 4 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • a pinch of cloves
  • 1 big tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tbsp. melted coconut oil / olive oil
  • 100g raisins
  • 1,5 tbsp. honey
  • 50 g dark chocolate, cut into small pieces
  • a pinch of salt

Put the orange pulp, egg, honey and oil into a food processor and mix it until the orange pulp is properly blended. Once it doesn’t contain bigger pieces anymore, add the dry ingredients except for the chocolate. Pulse the processor a few times, until you get a homogeneous dough. Add the chocolate pieces and mix it one last time. Preheat the oven to 190 C. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and make little balls out of the dough with a help of 2 oiled spoons. Flatten the balls – don’t be surprised, it will be sticky because of the honey. Bake them for approximately 15-17 minutes and enjoy your cookies! It will be extremely soft and juicy.