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I was doing a pantry review and realized I had too much of my spent grain granola, and i should either do a better job of eating or find something else to do with it.
So i searched my favorite food bloggers and whala – thank you Maria from Two Peas and Their Pods for this
recipe! I did make an error while making it (I flipped the quantities for white and brown sugars – whoops… don’t worry it all worked out!)
Granola brownies ingredients
1 hour, 10 minutes
I used sliced coconut vs shredded and like it.
1 cup flour
¼ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
Pinch of nutmeg
1 cup granola, (spent grain, seed, granola)
Scant, 1/2 cup chocolate chips
½ cup shredded/sliced coconut
1 stick butter
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg at room temperature
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
Center a rack in the oven and preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
Butter an 8-inch square baking pan and line the bottom with parchment or wax paper.
Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon and nutmeg, in a small bowl.
Toss together the granola, chocolate and coconut in another bowl.
Beat the butter at low-medium speed for 2 to 3 minutes, or until soft and creamy.
Add both sugars and beat for 2 minutes.
Add the egg and beat until the mixture is smooth, about 2 minutes more.
Beat in the vanilla and salt.
Reduce the speed to low and add the flour mixture, mixing only until it disappears into the batter.
Add the granola mixture, again mixing just until incorporated.
Scrape the batter into the prepared pan, smooth the top and jiggle the pan a little to make sure that the batter gets into the corners.
Bake the cake for 25 to 40 minutes, until the top is honey brown and sugar- crackly; Skewer inserted into the center should come out clean.
Transfer the pan to a rack and let rest for 10 minutes, then run a table knife around the edges of the cake and unmold it onto the rack;
Cool to room temperature onto the racks.
Hubby loved them! Who knew!
Really enjoyed how it used the granola, cooked in a small pan and cut into yummy pieces.
If you try this recipe, let me know which type of granola you used and what you thought?