Spent Grain Waffles

Whether you are a brewpub or a home brewery this is a delicious way to use your spent grains instead of wasting them and throwing them out.

Spent Grain Waffles



  • 33 oz whole wheat flour
  • 33 oz all-purpose flour
  • 22 oz spent grain flour
  • 2.4 oz baking powder
  • 3.2 oz sugar
  • .5 oz salt


  • 58 liquid oz whole milk
  • 58 liquid oz buttermilk
  • 24 each eggs separated
  • .5 lbs sweet butter


  1. Sift together dry ingredients.
  2. Measure out wet ingredients and add separated egg yolks. Whisk the mixture together.
  3. Melt the butter and slowly stir into the egg yolk and milk mixture.
  4. Whip the egg whites to medium peak.
  5. Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and add the wet mixture. Fold together.
  6. Fold in the whipped egg whites 1/3 at time into the batter until the mixture is just incorporated. Do not over-mix.
  7. Scoop the mixture into a hot waffle iron. The batter can also be used for pancakes.

Yield: 2.25 gallons or about 40 6-ounce waffles

Recipe Created by Chef George Shannon, The Culinary Institute of America

Shared from Brewer’s Association

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