Got a home brewer in your life? Borrow a few cups of leftover spent grain and whip up a batch of these roasty-delicious dog treats. So long as no hops were used in the wort (do double-check with your brewer), the spent malt and grain from the brewing process makes a healthy treat for dogs.
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Professional brewers are discovering lots of ingenious ways to reuse this beer by-product, from feeding farm animals, to compost, to fancy food bars. For more, check out the Brooklyn Brewshop’s comprehensive collection of foodie-friendly recipes like hand pies and madeleines.
These toasty homemade dog treats are healthy and hearty.
Brewers' Spent Grain Crispy Homemade Dog Treats
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This recipe works best if you drain as much liquid as possible from the spent grain. Consider lining your strainer with cheesecloth to really squeeze it dry.
If you own a dehydrator, you can move the cookies to it after baking for a long, slow crisping time.
- 8 cups spent grain
- 2 cups rolled oat flour
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/2 cup molasses
- 1/2 cup freshly ground flax seeds
Preheat oven to 350º
- In a very large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients well.
- Line a half-sheet sized baking sheet with a lip with parchment and oil lightly.
- Press the dough onto the baking sheet, spreading it out as flat as possible.
OPTIONAL: Use a fork to mark lines, which makes it easier to break off the cookies when finished.
Bake for 30 minutes or until starting to brown around the edges.
Once it starts to brown, you can either pop the cookies out to distribute onto a few trays in your dehydrator, or turn your oven down to the lowest setting and continue baking until crisp. This takes 4 to 8 hours depending on moisture content.
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