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Spent Grain Apple Butter Muffins

Posted in : Bread, Dessert, Waste Not Want Not on by : Nicole

With my friend going strong with brewing beer, i have plenty of ingredients to try new things!

I also still had some apple butter from last season to add some umph to muffins. I found this original recipe on Love and Oil.

Apple Sauce Muffins with Spent Grain

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

40 minutes

Category: Bread

Servings: 12-16

Apple Sauce Muffins with Spent Grain


  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup spent grain, dried*
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar, plus 2 tablespoons for sprinkling
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce (or sweetened or apple butter)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a muffin tin with paper liners or grease with baking spray.
  2. In a small bowl, combine flour, dried spent grain, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  3. In a separate larger bowl, whisk together eggs, 1 cup of brown sugar, and oil until well combined; stir in applesauce. Fold in flour mixture until just moistened (it’s ok if it’s still a little lumpy).
  4. Spoon about 1/4 cup of batter into each muffin tin. Sprinkle remaining 2 tablespoons of brown sugar over tops.
  5. Bake muffins for 20 minutes or until lightly golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.


This made 12 muffins and 10 mini muffins.

These muffins are very subtle, but are a nice way to start the day!

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Overall i thought it was a little less stellar than i has hoped, especially with apple butter. I think it really needed a good topping of brown sugar to do what was needed!

If you try this recipe, let me know what you think!

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