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What to do with wheat germ

ohyeahofcourse Jun 17, 2009 09:30 AM

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. Caitlin McGrath RE: ohyeahofcourse Jun 17, 2009 09:47 AM

    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. Michelly RE: ohyeahofcourse Jun 17, 2009 09:49 AM

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

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        gordeaux RE: ohyeahofcourse Jun 17, 2009 10:04 AM


        1. danhole RE: ohyeahofcourse Jun 17, 2009 10:12 AM

          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!

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            jasonkc99 RE: ohyeahofcourse Jun 17, 2009 10:33 AM

            It's great sprinkled on salads.

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              silverhawk RE: ohyeahofcourse Jun 17, 2009 10:42 AM

              i put half a cup of toasted wheat germ in my whole wheat bread--one-half C to 6 C flour.

              1. C. Hamster RE: ohyeahofcourse Jun 17, 2009 10:46 AM

                I use in in meatloaf instead of bread crumbs

                1. Gooseberry RE: ohyeahofcourse Jun 17, 2009 04:21 PM

                  I toast it and sprinkle it over pasta dishes. It doesn't really stay crisp like breadcrumbs would, but it adds a sweet nuttiness.

                  1. Paula76 RE: ohyeahofcourse Jun 17, 2009 04:59 PM

                    I use it in pizza dough and homemade pie crust as well as sprinkling it on my yogurt instead of cereal.

                    1. Glencora RE: ohyeahofcourse Jun 17, 2009 05:27 PM

                      Put a little in banana bread.

                      1. Emme RE: ohyeahofcourse Jun 17, 2009 10:44 PM

                        use it to crust and sear fish like swordfish or a hearty white fish or even an ahi

                        toss in the blender with your favorite protein shake (or combine frozen fruit, plain yogurt (total is great), scoop of protein powder and scoop of wheat germ)

                        sprinkle it on top of baked rice pudding or baked mac'n'cheese

                        mix a little with sweetened ricotta and cinnamon to fill blintzes

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                          jackiecat RE: ohyeahofcourse Jun 20, 2009 03:28 PM

                          Toast it in a little butter and then toss in whisked eggs. Best scrambled eggs EVAR!

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