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Pumpkin Pie with Wheat Germ Crust

Pumpkin Pie with Wheat Germ Crust

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 slice (115g)
Servings Per Recipe: 10
Amount Per Serving:
Calories 220
Calories From Fat 100
  • % Daily Value
  • Total Fat 11g 17%
  • Saturated Fat 3g 15%
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 5g
  • Cholesterol 50mg 2%
  • Sodium 125mg 19%
  • Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
  • Dietary Fiber 3g 20%
  • Sugars 11g
  • Protein 6g
  • Vitamin A 140% Vitamin C 4%
  • Calcium 8% Iron 10%
  • Vitamin E 20% Thiamin 10%
  • Folate 15% Phosphorus 15%
  • Magnesium 8% Zinc 8%

Thanksgiving just isn’t complete without a homemade pumpkin pie. By adding wheat germ and using whole wheat pastry flour, we’ve not only boosted the nutrients but added another tasty dimension to the crust. We’ve also reduced some of the saturated fat by substituting canola oil for some of the butter.

Serves 10

Crust:

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup Kretschmer Honey Crunch Wheat Germ

1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour

1/8 teaspoon salt

3 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

1/4 cup canola oil

1 to 3 tablespoons water

Pumpkin Filling:

2 large eggs

1 15-ounce can pumpkin puree

3/4 cup 2 percent evaporated milk

5 tablespoons pure maple syrup

1 3/4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

1/4 teaspoon salt

In medium bowl add flour, wheat germ, whole wheat pastry flour and salt. Stir to combine. Cut in butter using fingertips until mixture is crumbly and no big lumps of butter remain. Stir in canola oil and add water as needed to form dough into a ball.

Wrap dough in plastic wrap and freeze 15 minutes.

Meanwhile prepare filling. Preheat oven to 425° F. Beat eggs in large bowl. Stir in pumpkin, milk, maple syrup, pumpkin pie spice and salt. Set aside.

Remove dough from freezer. Roll dough between two pieces of parchment paper into a 12-inch circle. If dough cracks, pinch it together.

Remove top sheet of parchment. Place 9-inch glass pie plate on top of dough, rim side down, and flip over with dough and parchment. Peel back parchment and press dough into pie plate. Seal or patch cracks with extra dough pieces.

Trim dough to 1/2-inch overhang. Fold overhang under to create an even rim around the pie. Use fork tines to create design around pie rim. Poke bottom of crust with fork 4 or 5 times.

Pour filling into crust. Bake in preheated oven 15 minutes. After 5 minutes, place foil around pie edge to prevent burning. Reduce temperature after 15 minutes to 350° F and bake 30 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean.

Cool on wire rack for 2 hours. Serve immediately or refrigerate.

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Key Lime Tarts with Graham Cracker Crust

Key Lime Tarts with Graham Cracker Crust

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 tart (77g)
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving:
Calories 270
Calories From Fat 140
  • % Daily Value
  • Total Fat 15g 23%
  • Saturated Fat 7g 35%
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 6g
  • Cholesterol 115mg 38%
  • Sodium 85mg 4%
  • Potasium 240mg 7%
  • Total Carbohydrate 29g 10%
  • Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
  • Sugars 23g
  • Protein 6g
  • Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 2%
  • Calcium 10% Iron 6%
  • Vitamin E 10% Thiamin 10%
  • Folate 15% Phosphorus 20%
  • Magnesium 8% Zinc 8%

Makes 12 Tarts

Whip up these yummy tarts for dessert and your friends will think you visited the local bake shop! The honey-flavored wheat germ in the crust enhances the flavor and makes it more nutrient dense.

(Note: This recipe also works as a large tart. Follow the directions for the small tarts but instead of using a cupcake pan, use a 9-inch pie plate. Pour the crust mixture into the ungreased pie plate and press onto the bottom and sides to form the crust. Bake for 10 minutes or until crust is lightly browned on the edges. Pour key lime mixture into crust and bake for 15 minutes or until filling is set.)

  • For the filling:
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup key lime juice
  • 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • For the crust:
  • 1/2 cup dry-roasted macadamia nuts
  • 1/2 cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup Kretschmer Honey Crunch Wheat Germ
  • 4 1/2 whole graham crackers (1/2 package)
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
 

Preheat oven to 350° F.

Whisk together yolks, key lime juice and sweetened condensed milk in large bowl. Set aside.

In the bowl of a food processor, add the macadamia nuts, coconut, Kretschmer wheat germ and graham crackers. Process until crumbs are finely ground.

Pour into medium bowl and stir in melted butter until completely combined.

Divide crumbs evenly into cupcake pan with 12 cups (about 2 1/2 tablespoons per cup). Press crumb mixture onto the bottom and sides of the cups.

Bake for 6 to 8 minutes or until crumbs are lightly browned.

Remove from oven and spoon key lime filling into each crust. Place back in oven and bake for about 15 minutes or until center is set.

Remove from oven, let cool and then place in refrigerator to cool completely for at least 2 hours or overnight before serving.

Just before serving, carefully remove tarts from pan with a small, thin spatula. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream and a small slice of lime.

Recipe Type: 

Berry Delicious and Easy Wheat Germ Pancakes

Berry Delicious and Easy Wheat Germ Pancakes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2 pancakes (143g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving:
Calories 310
Calories From Fat 80
  • % Daily Value
  • Total Fat 9g 14%
  • Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 4.5g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 2g
  • Cholesterol 45mg 15%
  • Sodium 480mg 20%
  • Potassium 190mg 5%
  • Total Carbohydrate 48g 16%
  • Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
  • Sugars 18g
  • Protein 9g
  • Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 6%
  • Calcium 10% Iron 15%
  • Vitamin E 10% Thiamin 8%
  • Folate 15% Phosphorus 15%
  • Magnesium 10% Zinc 8%

Serves 4 (2 pancakes each)

Whip up a batch of these pancakes on a lazy weekend morning or even on a school day! Use fresh fruit in season, but frozen fruit works just fine, too.

  • 1 cup Krusteaz Buttermilk Pancake mix
  • 1/4 cup Kretschmer Original Toasted Wheat Germ
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup 2 tablespoons fat-free milk (or up to 1 cup for thinner pancakes)
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries, or fruit of choice
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1/4 cup all fruit jelly, flavor of choice

1. In medium bowl, mix together pancake mix, Kretschmer wheat germ, walnuts and cinnamon.

2. In small bowl, whisk together egg and milk; add to dry ingredients, stirring until combined.

3. Stir in blueberries or fruit of choice.

4. Heat large non-stick pan over high heat. Add 1/2 teaspoon oil. Once the oil is hot, pour about 1/4 cup of batter into the pan. Then pour another 1/4 cup batter into pan, allowing space between each pancake. Add two more pancakes if there is enough room in the pan and cook until pancakes are crispy but not burned on one side, about 1 1/2 minutes. (You may need to adjust the heat so pancakes cook properly.) Flip pancakes and cook for another 1 1/2 minutes until pancakes are no longer raw on the inside.

5. Repeat by adding other 1/2 teaspoon oil. Let pan get hot and pour out 1/4 cups of batter to make the rest of the pancakes.

6. While the pancakes are cooking, place the all fruit jelly in microwave-safe bowl and heat on high for about 30 seconds or until jelly is completely melted. (Times may vary depending on your microwave. If you do not have a microwave, place jelly in a small pan on the stove and heat until liquid, about 3 to 5 minutes on medium-low heat. )

7. Serve pancakes with warm jelly sauce divided evenly on top of pancakes.

Recipe Type: 

Double Berry Banana Smoothie

Double Berry Banana Smoothie

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: about 1 cup (265g)
Servings Per Recipe: 2
Amount Per Serving:
Calories 210
Calories From Fat 25
  • % Daily Value
  • Total Fat 2.5g 4%
  • Saturated Fat 1g 5%
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 10mg 3%
  • Sodium 80mg 3%
  • Potassium 380mg 11%
  • Total Carbohydrate 39g 13%
  • Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
  • Sugars 26g
  • Protein 9g
  • Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 20%
  • Calcium 20% Iron 8%
  • Vitamin E 20% Thiamin 10%
  • Folate 25% Phosphorus 10%
  • Magnesium 15% Zinc 10%

Makes 2 (8 oz.) servings

Adults and kids alike love this smoothie's fruity taste of raspberries, blueberries and banana.

  • 1 container (8 ounces) raspberry low-fat yogurt
  • 1 medium ripe banana, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1/4 cup Kretschmer Original Toasted Wheat Germ (or Honey Crunch)

Place all ingredients in blender and blend on high speed about 1 minute or until smooth.

Pour into 2 glasses and, if desired, sprinkle with additional wheat germ.

Cook’s Tips:
For a thicker shake, use a frozen banana. Place peeled and sliced banana in container, cover tightly, and store in freezer until ready to use.

Roasted Vegetable Gratin

Roasted Vegetable Gratin

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 (210g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving:
Calories 200
Calories From Fat 45
  • % Daily Value
  • Total Fat 5g 8%
  • Saturated Fat 3g 15%
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 1g
  • Cholesterol 15mg 5%
  • Sodium 450mg 19%
  • Potasium 440mg 13%
  • Total Carbohydrate 28g 9%
  • Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
  • Sugars 5g
  • Protein 11g
  • Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 40%
  • Calcium 10% Iron 10%
  • Vitamin E 15% Thiamin 15%
  • Folate 20% Phosphorus 20%
  • Magnesium 15% Zinc 20%

Serves 6

This satisfying dish is great with zucchini, but don’t hesitate to use other kinds of vegetables you may have on hand.

  • 1 1/2 cups sliced unpeeled zucchini
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 3/4 cups water
  • 1/3 cup dried tomatoes (not packed in oil) snipped into small pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup couscous, uncooked
  • 1/2 cup Kretschmer Original Toasted Wheat Germ, divided
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled feta cheese, divided
  • 3 egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil or Italian seasoning blend

Heat oven to 425° F. Spray rimmed baking sheet and 9-inch pie plate or quiche dish with cooking spray.

In large bowl, combine zucchini, mushrooms, onion, pepper and vinegar; mix well. Arrange in single layer on baking sheet.

Bake 13 to 15 minutes or until vegetables are soft and lightly browned around the edges. Remove from oven; cool in pan on wire rack 5 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350° F.

In medium saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add dried tomatoes and salt; simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in couscous. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 5 minutes.

Stir in 1/4 cup wheat germ; mix well. Spoon onto bottom and up sides of pie plate. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup cheese; top with the roasted vegetables. Pour egg over vegetables.

In small bowl, combine the remaining 1/4 cup wheat germ, 1/2 cup cheese and the basil; sprinkle evenly over vegetables.

Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cut into wedges to serve.

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Pear Ginger Muffins with Wheat Germ

Pear Ginger Muffins with Wheat Germ

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 muffin (56g)
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Amount Per Serving:
Calories 140
Calories from Fat 45
  • % Daily Value
  • Total Fat 5g 8%
  • Saturated Fat 3g 15%
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 1g
  • Cholesterol 25mg 8%
  • Sodium 135mg 6%
  • Potasium 95mg 3%
  • Total Carbohydrate 21g 7%
  • Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
  • Sugars 9g
  • Protein 3g
  • Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 0%
  • Calcium 8% Iron 6%
  • Vitamin E 8% Thiamin 10%
  • Folate 10% Phosphorus 8%
  • Magnesium 4% Zinc 4%

Makes 24 muffins

The unique combination of wheat germ, pears and ginger produces a muffin bursting with flavor and sweet satisfaction. Sprinkle it with some powdered sugar and serve it as a good snack or an after-meal treat!

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 cup Kretschmer Original Toasted Wheat Germ
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup chopped candied ginger
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 2 pears, peeled, cored and chopped into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 2 teaspoons confectioners’ sugar

Preheat oven to 350° F. Line 24 muffin tins with paper cups.

In large bowl mix flour, baking powder, Kretschmer wheat germ and ground ginger. Stir in chopped candied ginger.

In small bowl, whisk melted butter, yogurt, sugar and eggs until well blended.

Pour egg mixture into bowl with flour mixture and stir lightly until almost combined. Add milk and stir again just until combined. Fold in pears.

Divide mixture evenly into 24 prepared muffin cups. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until muffins come out clean when poked with a toothpick and are lightly browned on top.

  • Once cooled, sift confectioners’ sugar over the tops of the muffins.
  • Raspberry Walnut “Not Just for Breakfast” Muffins

    Raspberry Walnut “Not Just for Breakfast” Muffins

    Nutrition Facts

    Serving Size: 1 muffin (52g)
    Servings Per Recipe: 24
    Amount Per Serving:
    Calories 160
    Calories From Fat 70
    • % Daily Value
    • Total Fat 8g 12%
    • Saturated Fat 3g 15%
    • Trans Fat 3g
    • Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5g
    • Monounsaturated Fat 1.5g
    • Cholesterol 25mg 8%
    • Sodium 135mg 6%
    • Potasium 105mg 3%
    • Total Carbohydrate 19g 6%
    • Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
    • Sugars 8g
    • Protein 4g
    • Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 2%
    • Calcium 10% Iron 8%
    • Vitamin E 8% Thiamin 10%
    • Folate 15% Phosphorus 10%
    • Magnesium 6% Zinc 6%

    Makes 24 muffins

    A delicious combination of nuts, fruit and yogurt is packed into this muffin. Nutty toasted wheat germ boosts the flavor while adding vitamins and minerals.

    • 1 cup walnuts
    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 2 tablespoons baking powder
    • 1 cup Kretschmer Original Toasted Wheat Germ
    • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
    • 1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt
    • 3/4 cup sugar
    • 2 large eggs
    • 1/2 cup whole milk
    • 1 cup frozen raspberries broken into small pieces
    • 2 tablespoons turbinado or raw sugar

    1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners.

    2. Process 1 cup walnuts in a food processor until finely ground.

    3. Pour walnuts into large bowl and add flour, baking powder and wheat germ.

    4. In another small bowl, add melted butter, yogurt, sugar and eggs. Whisk until well blended.

    5. Pour yogurt mixture into bowl with flour mixture and stir lightly until almost combined. Add milk and stir again until just combined. Fold in raspberries.

    6. Divide mixture evenly into 24 prepared muffin cups. Sprinkle with turbinado or sugar. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean and tops are lightly browned.

    Crispy Cauliflower with a Twist

    Crispy Cauliflower with a Twist

    Nutrition Facts

    Serving Size: about 1 cup (200g)
    Servings Per Recipe: 4
    Amount Per Serving:
    Calories 200
    Calories From Fat 110
    • % Daily Value
    • Total Fat 12g 18%
    • Saturated Fat 2g 10%
    • Trans Fat 0g
    • Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5g
    • Monounsaturated Fat 8g
    • Cholesterol 5mg 2%
    • Sodium 180mg 8%
    • Potasium 650mg 19%
    • Total Carbohydrate 18g 6%
    • Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
    • Sugars 8g
    • Protein 7g
    • Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 140%
    • Calcium 8% Iron 8%
    • Vitamin E 20% Thiamin 10%
    • Folate 35% Phosphorus 15%
    • Magnesium 10% Zinc 10%

    Serves 4

    The Sicilians make a version of this dish with anchovies and capers. We’ve translated it deliciously with parmesan cheese, wheat germ and raisins.

    • 1 1/2 pounds or small head cauliflower
    • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
    • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • 4 tablespoons Kretschmer Original Toasted Wheat Germ
    • 1/8 teaspoon salt
    • 3 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan
    • 3 tablespoons raisins
    • Freshly ground pepper, to taste

    Preheat oven to 400° F. In medium bowl, toss cauliflower with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Place in 8-inch square baking dish and bake for 15 minutes.

    Meanwhile in the same bowl, mix together the remaining tablespoon olive oil, garlic, Kretschmer Wheat Germ, salt, parmesan and raisins.

    Once cauliflower has cooked for 15 minutes, stir and then sprinkle the crumb mixture evenly over the dish. Bake for 15 more minutes.

    Let dish cool for 10 minutes. Add pepper to taste and serve.

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