I decided to use the spent grains from Tuesday’s brewing session for dog biscuits, especially since our two pooches really enjoyed sniffing the grains when they were in the pot. I followed directions from this recipe.
- 4 cups spent grain (NO HOPS)
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 cup natural peanut butter
- 2 eggs
Mix all of the ingredients together into a large bowl. Since I had just worked out, my arms were a little unhappy about this process. It was hard work as it develops into a thick paste. It eventually looks like the picture in Stage 4 – at least for the grains I’m using.
Next, press the batter down onto a large, ungreased but rimmed baking sheet – sort of like making rice krispie treats. Take a knife and cut down the treats to size or else you will want to strangle someone trying to free the treats from the tray!
Then, bake at 350° F for about 30-45 minutes or until solid. Mine took 35 minutes.
Loosen the treats from the sheet and break them apart. Return the treats to the baking sheet, spreading them evenly. I couldn’t Tetris them back onto the sheet so I used two and stuck them back into the oven. Reduce the oven temperature to 250° F and put them in for 1-2 hours or until they are completely dried out. Mine took an hour.
Remove from the oven and allow them to cool before storing in an airtight container.
And that’s it! My dogs are going INSANE for these treats. It’s basically like having a giant tub of bacon in my hand so I think these have passed their approval test. And just in case you’re wondering, despite looking like brownies, they do not actually taste that great.