Dark Spent Grain Buttermilk Pancakes

What better way to start a Monday morning than with eggs, bacon and pancakes?! The recipe I made this morning is made using spent grains from a batch of dark beer.

For the most part when I use spent grains for baking, they have been dried and I have ground them into flour. Occasionally I will leave some whole and use them to replace oatmeal in a recipe or add them to a batch of granola.

Wildflowerfarm.orgJust in case you don’t know, spent grains are the grains left after brewing a batch of beer. The different type of beer they are used to make will dictate the flavor of the grains.


These cakes got  a shot of molasses and a dark brew grain.


I have some October Fest grains ready to go, I’m just not sure which special project to use them for. I am up for suggestions.

Dark Spent Grain Buttermilk Pancakes
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Dark Spent Grain Buttermilk Pancakes
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  • 1 1/4 cup c. Buttermilk
  • 1 each ea. Egg
  • 2 tbsp tbsp. Butter melted
  • 1 tbsp tbsp. Molasses
  • 1 tsp tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp tsp. Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 cup c. Dark Spent Grain Flour
  • 1/2 cup c. Whole Wheat Flour
  1. Whisk together all the ingredients.
  2. Pour the batter, 1 pancake amount, on a hot, well seasoned cast iron skillet.
  3. Flip when the batter has began to bubble.
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