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Sep 5, 2012 07:58 AM

Help me use up a bunch of wheat germ!

I have found myself in possession of a whole bunch (several packages) of wheat germ. I know it doesn't last forever (it's in my fridge now, taking up real estate), but my wheat-germ-consumption is usually pretty slow-- a tablespoon at a time in muffins or pancakes or a pot of oatmeal. It would take me years to chip away at it!

I'd love to find some delicious thing to make that uses serious quantities of the stuff, so it gets eaten and gets out of my fridge!

Anyone have a good recipe for wheat germ heavy granola or granola bars or cookies or... I don't know. I hate to resort to wheat germ craft projects!

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    1. My mom always gave us wheat germ in a bowl with milk, it was kind if sweet, and I really liked it!!

      1. Allrecipes. Com, and taste of home. Com have cookie recipes.

        1. This, from my sister in law. I am woefully bad at baking.

          Blueberry Wheat Germ Muffins

          1 cup whole wheat flour
          1 cup raw wheat germ
          1/2 cup brown sugar
          4 tsp baking powder
          1/2 tsp salt
          1 egg plus one yolk
          3/4 cup milk
          1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
          3/4 cup blueberries
          handful of dried blueberries/cranberries/cherries (you pick the type)

          Preheat oven to 325

          Stir together dry ingredients in a large bowl. In a different bowl mix together egg plus yolk, milk, and applesauce, then add to the dry ingredients and mix lightly. Gently fold in blueberries and dried fruit.
          Spray a muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray, and fill cups about 2/3- 3/4 full. bake at 325 degrees for about 25-30 minutes until edges are brown and muffin tops bounce back when pressed lightly. Check often (note: sister in law has electric stove/oven)
          Makes one dozen.

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          1. re: pinehurst

            These are yummy-- thanks! The only changes I made were to add some cardamom and cinnamon, and to bake them in paper muffin cups. Very moist and tasty.

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