The Best Simple and Healthy Spent Grain Granola Recipe

When you switch from extract to all grain brewing, you will likely find yourself wondering what to do with all of that spent grain leftover from your brew day. Sure, you could throw it away, but it seems like such a waste! There are a lot of great things you can do with spent grain (like our FAVORITE spent grain pizza dough, spent grain dog treats, or these amazing spent grain beer crackers or spent grain pudding cookies!), but why not use some leftover grain to make a simple and healthy spent grain granola that makes for a great snack on the go?

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The Best Spent Grain Granola Recipe

Ingredients (we have been using Amazon Fresh deliveries to avoid the supermarket during COVID-19):

  • 3 cups of Spent Grain (wet, but squeezed slightly to let some of the moisture out)
  • 1 cup of All Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 cup of Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 cup Real Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1/4 cup Natural Peanut Butter


  1. Add all of the ingredients into a large mixing bowl and mix well.
  2. Using a rubber spatula, transfer mixed batter onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and spread out evenly.
  3. Bake at 300 for 45-60 minutes, stirring and breaking up large pieces every 10-15 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
  5. Mix with nuts and dried fruits for a crunchy granola snack! This spent grain granola is also great with some Greek yogurt for breakfast!
spent grain granola

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