Saturday, March 30, 2013

Spent Grain Granola

Tyler has been home brewing for quite some time now. You could say it's one of his favorite hobbies. Actually, he's been working at Keegan Ales and has started to seriously think about going into the brewing industry.

I fully support his new found passion/career path.

What I love most is all of the pots, strainers and bottles that pile up in the sink when he brews. Oh wait, no I don't.

It's entirely worth it though. When he brews, the whole apartment smells like sweet, malty, toasted oats.

His latest beers have been my favorite.

Most recent brews: Lavender Blonde Ale and a Saison that knocked my pants off.

Last night after brewing up a new IPA, we both had the curiosity of what we could possibly do with all the leftover barley.

I quickly did research to find out the starch and sugar extracted leftovers were called "spent grain".

Surely, we could do something other than toss it to the birds or add it to the compost.

Nope, instead, I made granola.

Ladies and gentleman, without further a do....

Barley thinks the granola was named after him.

Blueberry, Almond + Coconut Spent Grain Granola Recipe

- 5 cups spent grain
- 2 cups oats
- 1 cup dried blueberries
- 1 cup sweetened coconut
- 1/2 cup hemp seeds
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1/2 cup chopped almond
- 3 tbsp honey
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
- 3 tbsp agave
- 3 tbsp sugar
- 4 tbsp canola oil
- 1.5 tbsp salt

1. Combine everything but dried blueberries and coconut
2. Using two sheet trays, spread a thin layer of granola on each.
3. Bake for approximately 2-4 hours at 300 degrees or until crunchy.
4. Add in coconut and dried blueberries
5. Serve with greek yogurt, milk or eat by the handful. 

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