Spent Grain Oatmeal Cookie

Normally after brewing, I toss all my spent grains.  I never gave it much thought; grains, at least the amounts I use, do not cost all that much.  Still, it is waste full just discarding the grains when they can have a second life.  So, after brewing a Scottish Ale I processed the grains (see how here) and used a portion to make (mostly) healthy cookies.


2 cups Oats

1/4 cup Protein Powder

1 tsp. Baking Soda

1/4 tsp. Salt

6 tbsp. Butter (softened)

2 Eggs

1 cup Brown Sugar

1 tsp. Vanilla Extract

1/2 cup Barley Flour

1/2 cup All-Purpose Flour

1 tsp. Baking Powder

1/2 cup Cranberries or Raisins


Using a food processor grind one cup of Oats finely.  In a large mixing bowl beat together: butter, brown sugar, and the eggs. Next, add the vanilla extract and the remaining ingredients and mix.  Form the dough into cookie-sized patties (they do not expand much while baking) and place on parchment-lined cookie sheet.  Back at 350 for 10 to 15 minutes; once baking is complete let cookies cool and rest for 10 minutes.  Enjoy.