Spent Grain Recipes
Don’t know what to do with all that spent grain anymore? Try turning it into baked goods.
First, dry the grain out on a baking sheet at 200 degrees F. Put a thin layer of 2 to 4 cups of grain on the baking sheet and monitor until the grain is dry. (If you’re making granola, the crunchier the better.)
From here, you can use the dried grain directly in baked goods. Homebrewchef.com has a great spent grain recipe for crackers and breworganic.com has recipes for spent grain chocolate chip cookies and granola.
After drying, you can also put the grains in a food processor to create your own spent grain flour. From there the possibilities are endless.
For The Dogs
Don’t forget your best friend. Here’s a simple spent grain dog treat recipe adapted from Deschutes Brewery, with added mint for fresh breath.
2 cups spent grain
2 cups flour
1 cup natural peanut butter
1/2 cup mint- chopped
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Blend ingredients together in a large bowl. Then roll out on flour coated surface and use cookie cutter to make desired shapes.
Put shapes on cookie sheet and bake for 30 minutes. For longer lasting treats, after those 30 minutes reduce heat to 225 degrees and bake for 2 more hours.