If you've ever tried home-brewing beer, you've probably felt bad about tossing out all the spent grain left at the end of the process. It turns out there is a way to reuse that grain — and these moist spent grain muffins from the blog Love & Olive Oil are just the beginning.
Taylor at Love & Olive Oil oven-dried the malted barley left after brewing a batch of beer and mixed it into applesauce muffins, where it added a little sweetness and crunch. Even his wife, who is not a beer fan, gave her stamp of approval.
The recipe came from the Brooklyn Brew Shop's blog, which has a number of recipes that incorporate spent grain, from barley-chocolate peanut butter bars to spent grain burgers, crackers and tortillas.
Get the recipe: Spent Grain Applesauce Muffins at Love & Olive Oil
See more ideas: Spent Grain Recipes at Brooklyn Brew Shop
Do you have any ideas for cooking or baking with spent grain?
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(Images: Emma Christensen; Love & Olive Oil)