Recipe: Spent Grain Madeleines - Brooklyn Brew Shop

Spent Grain Madeleines

Updated on March 12, 2017

Recipe: Spent Grain Madeleines

Originating in France, these bite-sized butter cakes are known for their lovely scalloped edges, making for both a beautiful and delicious treat. The scallops also give these super moist, subtly sweet cakes just the right amount of soft crunch when you bite into them.

We make our Madeleines with spent grain flour, which gives them a great hearty flavor while keeping the sweetness in check. Madeleines can be dipped in chocolate or dusted with sugar for added sweetness, but we found them to be perfectly delicious right out of the oven (after they'd cooled down just a bit).



  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup Spent Grain Flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • zest of 1/2 a lemon
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk eggs, sugar and vanilla until yolks are light and fluffy.
  3. Sift together flours, salt, and lemon zest and using a wooden spoon, fold into egg mixture until evenly distributed. Then fold in melted butter.
  4. Add 1 tablespoon batter to each (well-greased) madeleine mold.
  5. Bake 12 minutes. Remove from mold immediately and let cool slightly before serving. Enjoy!