Wheat Germ Muffins

photo by The Veganista photo by The Veganista
photo by The Veganista
photo by The Veganista photo by The Veganista
photo by The Veganista photo by The Veganista
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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • In large bowl, beat together the egg, sugar, milk and butter.
  • Mix into the milk mixture the flour, salt and baking powder.
  • Batter may be lumpy.
  • Fold in one cup wheat germ.
  • Spoon mixture into greased muffin tins.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.

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  1. M in MN
    They were okay, but nothing I'd make again. After reading all reviews I tried adding: 1/2 t. vanilla, 1/2 t. cinnamon, walnuts and raisins. Also, I cut the baking powder back to 3 t., but could still taste it. They were not dense nor overly sweet [a good thing]. There are so many flavorful healthy recipes out there that I'd rather make again.
  2. SMH4089
    These were okay. I agree with other reviews: mild taste, cut back on the butter, had a slightly corn bread flavor from the wheat germ. I will make these again using suggestions already posted; nuts, berries, something. Not a bad muffin, nothing terribly amazing either.
  3. The Veganista
    Wow! These were pretty darn good. I was a little skeptical about it because although I love wheat germ for its health benefits, I don't care all that much for the taste. BUT it's a very mild flavor and it's moist and great for spreads/jams. These would be great with any additions too. I added coconut flakes on the tops and maybe next time I'll throw in some spices ;-) Thanks for a fab recipe MJ! Update: Baked this in an 8x8, halved the recipe and it came out wonderful.
  4. KrabKokonas
    These are good but very heavy muffins. I wasn't expecting them to be so dense... two is plenty to feel full at breakfast time. When I make these again (because I will!), I will cut down the amount of butter as I thought it was a bit much. I love the amount of wheat germ in these, but I will also add some raisins or other dried fruits as they are a bit plain. Great recipe! Thanks!
  5. Nurse Rain
    I added 1 cup frozen cranberries and they turned out really nice. My BF ate 1/2 the pan before I could sneak some into the freezer! Easy to follow recipe, tasty, and adaptable. Oh, and MOIST! The batter seemed a little runny but the muffins were just perfect.


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