Wheat germ Recipes

Wheat germ Recipes

wheat germFor now we know the benefits of wheat germ, lets see how we can use it in our daily cooking.

Lets bake a bread which includes wheat germ

Wheat Germ Bread

2 cups flour (preferably Wheat)
3/4 cup wheat germ
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 eggs
1 cup 2% low-fat milk
1/4 cup oil
1 Grease a 9″ x 5″ loaf pan.
2 Preheat the oven to 350°F.
3 In a medium bowl, combine the flour, wheat germ, baking powder and baking soda.
4 In a separate bowl, combine the eggs, milk and oil.
5 Combine the dry and liquid ingredients, mixing well.
6 Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
7 Bake for 45 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center of a loaf comes out dry.

Pancakes can be made more nutritious this way as given below.

Wheat germ pancake

1/2 cup white flour
1/2 cup oat bran
1/2 cup wheat germ
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon brown sugar, packed
3/4 cup milk
1 egg
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
nonstick cooking spray
1 In a large bowl, mix flour, oat bran, wheat germ, baking powder and sugar.
2 In a measuring cup, mix milk, egg, oil and vanilla.
3 Stir milk mixture into flour mixture.
4 Mix well.
5 (At this point, batter can be prepared and refrigerated for up to 12 hours. Thin batter by adding milk to desired consistency.) To cook, spray skillet with nonstick spray and heat to medium.
6 Add 1-2 tablespoons batter per pancake.
7 Cook over medium heat until brown, about 1 minute.
8 Turn and cook until brown, about 1 minute longer.
9 Serve with syrup, jelly, apple butter, etc.

Soya milk can be used instead of milk and wheat bran can be added for more fiber.

Sanjana M Shenoy is a A dietitian from Mangalore, Karnataka, India. Having worked as a Dietitian for the Manipal Group of Hospitals namely KMC hospital Mangalore, India. She is also a consultant for corporate's like Infosys and others, conducting talks and presentations for various associations and local television shows. She consults at her Diet and Nutrition clinic "Nutrihealth" in Mangalore. Also is a visiting consultant to various hospitals in and around Mangalore and also runs an active online consultation.

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