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Jun 17, 2009 09:30 AM

What to do with wheat germ

I bought some wheat germ a few months ago but never used it. Any ideas what I can do with it?

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  1. How have you stored it? If in the fridge or freezer, it should be fine, but if in the cupboard, check it before using, as it can go rancid fairly quickly. You can add it (sub for some flour) to any bread or hearty quick bread/muffin recipe for a rustic texture, wheaty flavor, and increased fiber.

    1. I throw about a handful in my oatmeal (along with raisins and walnuts). And add it to cookie, cake and scone recipes.

        1. I keep a jar in the fridge and sprinkle it on cottage cheese, add to grits, and also add some to breading when I pan fry meats, or bake them in breading. I have added some to fruit smoothies before, but it gave it a certain crunch/grit factor, so I quit that!

          1. It's great sprinkled on salads.