5 Creative Ways to Use Leftover Granola

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Having any leftover granola is a rare occasion because it’s so delicious. However, we know that there may come a point when you’re left with just too small a portion for breakfast! If that’s the case, there are all sorts of other ways to get creative with this cereal. If you’re asking yourself what to do with your leftover granola, we’ve got a few ideas for you.

Use it to top an apple crumble

Apple crumble is a national favourite for a reason - it’s sweet, comforting and delicious. We think the most important part of a crumble is the crunchy topping, and what better to use for this than granola? Our Cinnamon + Pecan granola is ideal for crumble as the warm flavour of cinnamon complements the tangy fruit perfectly.

Try it in a savoury dish

This might seem a bit out there but one thing you can try with granola is using it in a savoury dish! It makes a fab alternative to breadcrumbs, and takes a lot less effort if you’ve already got some granola leftover. Whether you’re topping a pasta bake or using them to make your own veggie burgers, the texture of granola adds a perfect crunch. Try it before you judge us!

Add it to your yoghurt for extra texture

Yogurt is great as a light afternoon snack or dessert but most people like to make it a little more interesting. Popular additions usually include fruit, but adding leftover granola is a great way to incorporate different flavours and textures into your snack. Our Breakfast Pot has this in a ready-to-go snack but you can also add leftover granola to your yoghurt at home.

Make some indulgent chocolate bark

You may have already used granola for baking delicious cereal bars and cakes, but there are loads of other ways to create tasty treats using your leftover granola. Why not try making some delicious and indulgent chocolate bark? It’s a really quick, simple and delicious recipe which is sure to satisfy any chocolate cravings. Plus, it’s great to share with your friends too.

Blend it into smoothies

We love making smoothies here at Spoon and we think it’s a great way to use up any leftover fruit, particularly bananas which are going brown. If you also find yourself with some leftover granola or muesli, you can also add that to a smoothie for added thickness. For a fruity smoothie, the Cherry Bomb granola works a treat!

There you have it - five super simple tips for using granola in a creative way. Next time you find yourself asking “what do I do with this leftover granola?”, you can remember these simple ideas. Spoon Cereals is not just for breakfast, after all!

If you like to use granola in any interesting or unusual recipes, we’d love to hear from you. Just send us your creations for the chance to become a Spooner and be featured on our recipe page.

Our Quick and Easy Protein-Based Breakfast and Snack Ideas

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As long as you know how to, it's easy to get a protein-packed breakfast. However, if you’re not so sure or want to change it up a little, we have some options for you. Our protein-based breakfast and snack ideas are quick and easy, perfect for the busier days in life when you need a breakfast on-the-go or something for the little hunger in between without reaching for unhealthy alternatives.

Prepare protein cereal bars for work or the gym

If you have time at the weekend, you can get creative in the kitchen by baking some of your own cereal bars. This can save you money on buying them in store, and you can also limit the amount of sugar you put in. Our Low Sugar One granola is a source of protein and great to use when baking your gym or work snacks. You could also try adding some peanut or almond butter.

Make smoothies packed with fruit and veg

Making smoothies is a great way to include protein in your breakfast - and you can take them with you to work! It also helps you use up any leftover fruits and vegetables. Once you’ve decided on your key ingredients, you can add some Greek yogurt, almond milk or a spoonful of peanut butter for some extra protein.

Opt for a cereal which contains nuts

Nutty cereals are an easy way to get some more protein into your diet, particularly if you’re veggie or vegan. Choosing granola or muesli that contains almonds, walnuts or cashews, like our The Nutty One muesli, means you have the perfect breakfast base. As well as eating it for breakfast, you can also use it for baking healthy snacks.

Try The Breakfast Pot for a protein-based alternative to cereal

If you’re not a fan of a bowl of cereal in the mornings, or you’re always eating your breakfast while you’re out and about, a granola yogurt pot is the best way to have a quick and healthy protein-packed breakfast. Our Breakfast Pot is made with Icelandic-style Hesper Farm Skyr yogurt and is naturally high in protein, with 14-16g per pot. These pots are a great alternative for breakfast on the go, but they can also be enjoyed as a healthy snack at any time of the day.

Plan ahead to ensure you maintain a balanced diet

The most important thing is to be mindful of what you’re eating. Make sure that you’re getting a balanced diet, with enough of the right vitamins and nutrients. As long as you plan ahead and think up creative ways to incorporate protein sources into your breakfasts, snacks, and general diet, it’s easy to get the right amount of protein!


We hope this blog has helped you with some new and exciting ways to incorporate protein into your breakfast. Keep an eye on our recipe inspiration for even more ideas!

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