We usually finish our granola before it gets stale, but let’s face it: if you leave a bag open long enough, or forget about it in the back of your pantry, this tasty treat can get a little stale!
Don’t be so swift to throw it out -- we’ve got you covered with some clever ways to use stale granola so that you can still snack without waste! Read on for some tasty recipes and ideas to use up your stale granola.
1. Make Granola Butter
You know the old saying, “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade?” Well, we like to say that when life gives you stale granola… Make granola butter! Turn that extra granola into a creamy, spreadable, tasty treat for your toasts, bananas, smoothies and more. Check out this Oatmeal Cookie Granola Butter recipe, made with our Cinnamon Chai gr8nola -- you can thank us later!
2. Rice Krispie Treats
Make some clean ingredient “Rice Krispie” treats by going halfsies with crispy rice cereal and granola. We used nut butter and honey as the binding agent to bind these White Chocolate Matcha Rice Krispies together, and the flav is absolutely delish!
3. Bake Oatmeal Cookies
Oatmeal cookies are the perfect way to use up stale granola, because your granola can act just like the oats required in the recipe! We suggest these Easy Chocolate Chip Granola Cookies recipe, made with Cacao Crisp gr8nola.
4. Make Overnight Oats
Overnight oats are delicious, convenient, and another gr8 way to use up stale granola. Let’s be real -- overnight oats are meant to be mushy yet jam-packed with flavor, so what better place to swap your stale granola in for regular old oats?!
5. Blend into a Flour
A simple way to make tasty “oat flour” is to blend your granola into a flour using a high speed blender or food processor. You can use this flour for a variety of delicious recipes, including these Activated Charcoal Chocolate Chunk Brownies, this soft and fluffy Vegan Banana Bread, or this No-Bake Superfood Pie Crust.
6. Make Energy Balls
Stir your granola in with nut butter, a sticky sweetener, some tasty add-ins, and voila -- clean ingredient energy balls! These Carrot Walnut Chai Energy Balls are a gr8 place to start ;).
7. Make Nut Butter Cups
Grind your spare granola with your favorite nut butter, and use it as a filling for homemade nut butter cups. We suggest these Adaptogenic Peanut Butter Cups or these White Chocolate Cookie Dough Cups!
8. Sweet Potato Topping
Whether you opt for a sweet potato casserole or baked sweet potato toasts, a granola streusel or even a baked granola topping is the perfect way to top your taters!
Have leftover granola sitting around? Check out this list of creative ways to use those crumbs at the bottom of your bag. :)