This French toast is crispy, but not because of the usual addition of cornflakes of nuts. Believe it or not, these little babies are sprinkled with Wheat Germ, of ALL THINGS! I know, I know. You think I’ve gone made right? I haven’t and I promise, you will love this little trick.


Many of you may not have grown up on the stuff like I did. So, What the heck is Wheat Germ anyway?


Wheat Germ contains many essential nutrients and is a good source of B vitamins, such as folate, niacin, thiamin and vitamin B6, among other things. Wheat Germ is also a good source of omega-3 fatty acids.


Some of my favorite uses for Wheat Germ:

  • Sprinkled into hot or cold breakfast cereal.
  • Baked into muffins or breads
  • Stirred into waffle or pancake batter
  • Stirred into yogurt or a smoothie
  • Added to your favorite granola bar recipe


Pancakes and French toast are the breakfasts my son requests the most. And I don’t mind indulging him when I know I’ve made the healthiest version possible. When I make items like these, I always try to pack them full of nutrition. I cut the fat by using skim milk and sometimes use a mixture of whole eggs and egg whites. I always use wheat flour or wheat bread and love to mix-in fruit and Wheat Germ to boost the nutrition factor. Foods like this can be a godsend when you have a picky toddler who only likes meals on-the-go because, they can be eaten at room temperature and you can pop them into a Ziplock baggie and be on your merry way.