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Granola Girl Friday

by Heather

I have been a granola making fool over here!

Though it was time to share some of my recent spent grain granola creations.

It all started with our first day of brewing beer.

Then I was left with cups and cups of this beautiful spent grain.  The left over boiled grains that create malt for beer.

What’s a girl to do? 

Make granola of course Smile

I had fun making a few more varieties recently.  I revamped my chocolate-cherry spent grain granola, and boy was it a hit.  In a major way.

Strawberry-Almond was up next.

The strawberry flavor was light and refreshing.  Jacob told me it reminded him of a cereal, but my old lady memory can’t remember which one.  That boy likes cereal so it’s a good sign!

Lastly peanut-banana was created.

It was in need of some banana chips and a little more tweaking.  That didn’t stop me from munching away at it.

I have more spent grains and will be a granola making girl this weekend. 

What unique flavor should I try out next?

Maybe something with shredded carrot, apple {pie}, tropical or peanut butter-chocolate. 

What do you think?  What unique flavor should I go for this time?

Who knows… there may be a giveaway involved soon.Winking smile

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Lauren @ What Lauren Likes August 12, 2011 - 4:14 am

Wow! I wish I had all this granola right now. The apple or carrot granola sounds really cool! Can’t wait to see what you create 🙂

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Get Healthy with Heather August 12, 2011 - 5:47 am

I wish you did too so you could enjoy the deliciousness 🙂

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Andrea@WellnessNotes August 12, 2011 - 4:37 am

I love that you used the spent grain from making beer! All your creations sound wonderful! And all your ideas sound great. I would do the apple (pie) one first! 🙂

Happy Friday!

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Get Healthy with Heather August 12, 2011 - 5:47 am

I just might!

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Kristin @ eat healthy. be happy. live well August 12, 2011 - 4:57 am

I think the apple pie one sounds fabulous! PB and chocolate though sounds pretty amazing too!!!

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Get Healthy with Heather August 12, 2011 - 5:48 am

PB and chocolate is never a bad combo huh?!

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Allie August 12, 2011 - 5:20 am

My brother was standing behind me as I read this post and he was like WOAH IS THAT BEER?! AWESOME!! Hahaha 🙂

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Get Healthy with Heather August 12, 2011 - 5:49 am

Haha beer in the process! It makes the house smell so good, like a yummy brewery.

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Haley Q August 12, 2011 - 6:31 am

Apple pie! But really, you can’t go wrong with granola. All of your flavors look so delicious!

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Get Healthy with Heather August 12, 2011 - 8:15 am

So true, granola is just one of those foods that tastes so good!

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Nicole, RD August 12, 2011 - 6:56 am

The photos are adorable and they all look amazing! I think the tropical flavor sounds great – maybe some dried pineapple, mango, and/or coconut in there? YUM!

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Get Healthy with Heather August 12, 2011 - 8:16 am

Mmmmm those flavors will make me want to lay on a beach with a fruit drink in hand.

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Emma (Namaste Everyday) August 12, 2011 - 7:15 am

try something coconutty!!! I can’t get over how cool it is to brew beer and then make granola with the leftovers! There is a really good business in there somewhere….

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Get Healthy with Heather August 12, 2011 - 8:17 am

It’s like you’re reading my mind…

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julie August 12, 2011 - 8:05 am

umm did you just turn beer into granola? hahahaha i mean i know its not what you did but its pretty much what you did. genius? like ridiculous.

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Get Healthy with Heather August 12, 2011 - 8:17 am

Oh you know I did!

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Erica August 12, 2011 - 10:40 am

These are amazing! You should sell them!!

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Gina @ Running to the Kitchen August 12, 2011 - 11:52 am

The apple pie granola sounds delicious, that’s my pick!

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Isabelle August 12, 2011 - 12:13 pm

Awesome!! Apple Pie lol anything with apple in it has my vote 🙂

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Amber Shea @Almost Vegan August 12, 2011 - 12:31 pm

Whoa, was the beer smell overpowering? I can’t imagine!

You should make…white chocolate macadamia banana chip granola! Then give me some of it ;D

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Get Healthy with Heather August 12, 2011 - 3:30 pm

Wow now that’s a combo I know I’ll be trying! The beer wasn’t overwhelming… Just smelled like delicious sweet beer.

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Gina (The Candid RD) August 13, 2011 - 3:45 am

Ok, I still can’t get over the fact that you’re brewing beer!! How about some beer granola?! With beer nuts! 🙂 Or maybe instead of peanuty granola, it could be almondy granola. I am all about the nuts!

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Get Healthy with Heather August 13, 2011 - 4:32 am

I think it’s funny that I never thought to make a beer flavored granola… that seems like a fun challenge!

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Nicole August 13, 2011 - 7:54 am

What an awesome idea for using the leftover grain! Those all sound so good…I think a giveaway in the future is an awesome idea 😉

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Hillary August 13, 2011 - 7:54 am

Peanut butter chocolate! The best combo in history; you can’t go wrong!

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Get Healthy with Heather August 13, 2011 - 7:56 am

So so true!

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Kris | iheartwellness.com August 13, 2011 - 8:04 am

OMG!!! are you kidding me right now???? Which would I choose if I HAD to?? I have no idea…chocolate…no peanut….oh boy….

They look FAB!

xxoo

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