Monthly Archives: August 2016


Spent Grain Dog Biscuits

I’ve been making these for a while and realize I need to make an entry for the recipe that I used the first time as well as what I’m doing now to please our three pups.


The first batch I made I followed Deschutes Brewing posted recipe here.  These are simply grain, flour, eggs and peanut butter.

  • 4 C spent grain from your local brewery or homebrewer
  • 2 C flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 C natural peanut butter

Bake at 350F for 30 minutes and then 225F for 2 hours.

These were ‘OK’ but were dried out crisps and my youngest dog, Walter, didn’t seem to enjoy them much.  After fiddling around a bit, the next batch I replaced the peanut butter with 1 small can of pumpkin.  That was an improvement but I decided on the next batch to leave them with a little moisture.  Because of this you need to keep the extra bags in the freezer until ready to use, then keep the individual bag in the fridge that you are using.

This is now what this recipe has morphed into for me:

  • 2 1 qt bags of spent grain (about 6-8 cups)
  • 1 C flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tsp peanut butter
  • 1 cooled baked sweet potato

Bake at 325F for 30 minutes and then 40 minutes at 225F