Updated: Apr 26, 2019
Home brewing is a creative challenge that is tasty, meticulous and leaves some great leftover products.
One of these products is the malt. The leftover malts are called spent grains and can be used in a variety of recipes including this amazing bread. The malts can also be used to create other delicious baked items, such as a Spent Grains Chocolate Biscotti recipe, granola bars,
With this leftover product, how healthy can it really be to consume it? It turns out, very! Using spent-grain while cooking increases the the food's levels of fiber, protein, amino acids and minerals, such as zinc & iron.
When you eat a piece of white bread, think of it as putting a tissue on a fire. But if you eat something that has whole grains, whether it's a little bit of oatmeal, a little bit of protein, it's like putting a log on the fire. -Jillian Michaels
Spent grains can be used as fresh, "wet" grains out of brewing (such as in this recipe), they can be bagged and frozen for later use or they can be dried using a dehydrator or oven to remove the moisture and milled into a flour for later use.
While it is great for playing with in the kitchen, the leftover malt can also be a great addition to your compost bin and food for chickens or livestock. Whether you are brewing or know someone who is, repurpose the grains and reduce food waste!
Trust me, it feels good and tastes even better!
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