5 Creative Ways to Use Leftover Granola


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.