Thursday, September 26, 2013

Granola from Spent Grains



Last week I showed you how I dried spent grains from Engineer's brewing adventures.

But then what?

Once I had dried out some of the grains, they smelled very much like Grape-Nuts cereal.
Cereal.
Now that's something I could do with them.  

I made granola out of the grains and since it takes so long to bake, I didn't even dry them out first.
Even better.

I had a turkey in the oven on low for 8 hours and figured that while the oven was on, I might as well throw in the granola.

This recipe makes a TON of granola.  It might be fun to give as favors or a hostess gift.

Granola from Spent Grains

12c. Spent Grains, well-drained
4c. Old Fashioned Oats
1/2c. Flax Seed
4 Tbs. Cinnamon (more if you like it spicier)
2/3c. Coconut Oil
24oz. Honey
2 tsp. Vanilla
12-16oz. Dried Fruit

Preheat oven at 200F.
Mix the grains, oats, flax seeds, and cinnamon in a big bowl.
Bring coconut oil and honey to a boil then cut off heat.
Stir in the vanilla then pour the liquid ingredients over the solid ingredients and mix together.
Line a few sheet pans with parchment or spray with non-stick cooking spray.
Pour the mixture into the pans and spread to about a 1" thickness.
Cook at 200F for 8 hours (overnight is the perfect time for this) and check to make sure it is fairly dry.
Mix in dried fruit.
Once cooled, keep in an airtight container.

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This is part of Full Plate Thursday, See Ya in the Gumbo, and SITS.

8 comments:

  1. This sounds interesting. I definitely haven't tried this before. The great thing about reading lots of blogs is you can learn a little bit here and there. Since, I'm on this exercise kick right now, this could come in handy for snacking

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    1. Totally agree with you on learning new things from others' blogs. I learn something new every day! Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  2. Ohhh....I love granola. It's nice to know that I can make it at home. Thanks for sharing. :)

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    1. I make granola pretty regularly and this was a fantastic way to use lots of the spent grains. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Pary, your Granola looks awesome,wish I had a taste or a hand full. Hope you are having a fantastic weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

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  4. I had no doubt you'd find something cool to make with your grain! For the record, I like grapenuts. Reminds me of my grandpa who ate them for breakfast often. But granola does sound better.
    Thank you for sharing this week.

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    1. I like Grapenuts too and these grains definitely have the crunch of Grapenuts. Thanks for stopping by!

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