Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Kretschmer Wheat Germ review and recipe

I have been doing alot of healthier cooking lately. I love stuff I can just add into recipes my family already loves to make it healthier like Kretschmer Wheat Germ. It is so easy and they don't even notice the difference. Then I know they are getting the extra nutrients I want them to have.

So what is Wheat germ? It is derived from the most nutrient rich part of the wheat kernel (which is removed during the refining of whole wheat grains to white flour). Wheat germ is an excellent source of nutrients including vitamin E, the B vitamins, and folic acid, and has been shown to help with everything from muscle function to mood. With a crunchy texture and subtle nutty flavor, wheat germ is a great sub for flour and can be a great addition in pie crusts and crumbles. We use it in our muffins, smoothies, and cobblers. My youngest would just eat it out of the jar if I let her lol. She thinks it is a healthy treat lol. Honestly you could use it in just about anything and you will love it! You have to try it! Here is a yummy recipe we love that uses the Kretschmer Wheat Germ. This is great for the Fall with all the Pumpkin!

Pumpkin Waffles
1 cup Krusteaz Belgian Waffle Mix
1/2 cup Kretschmer Honey Crunch Wheat Germ
3/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
1/4 cup canned pumpkin
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 egg
2 tablespoons brown sugar 
Directions:  Preheat waffle iron. If using a nonstick waffle iron, no oil is necessary. If using one that requires greasing, follow manufacturer’s instructions.
In large mixing bowl, whisk together all ingredients until combined. Add 1/3 of batter to center of preheated waffle iron, close lid and bake for 3 to 5 minutes or according to waffle maker instructions. Using a fork, gently remove waffle from iron and serve immediately. Serve waffles with maple syrup, jam or a sprinkle of powdered sugar.
Note: While cooking other waffles, keep prepared waffles warm in 200° F oven.

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