I am making Mollie Katzen's Yogurt Pie and forgot to buy wheat germ! What can I substitute in the crust?

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Samantha W. November 26, 2015
I love this pie, and just made it this week!

Yes something with a little texture. Breadcrumbs or ground grain crackers would be a delicious substitution! Another little pointer: If you are using whole leaf spinach, rather than baby spinach, make sure you wash it thoroughly. While you want the grain to have a little grit, you don't want the spinach to.
 
Nancy November 26, 2015
you want something grainy and with texture.
If you have whole wheat flour on hand, you could sift it and get some wheat bran.
Or if you have wheat bran, use that.
Or crumble some whole grain crackers & mix in.
Pis aller, cornmeal grits.
 
Ali S. November 26, 2015
So happy you're making this! I lOVE it. You could sub in flour (whole wheat might add some of the nuttiness of wheat germ, but white would work, too). Maybe even finely ground breadcrumbs. Someone in the comments used a mix of oat bran and ground flax seed https://food52.com/recipes/38992-mollie-katzen-s-mushroom-yogurt-pie-with-spinach-crust#comments

Hope this helps!
 
Jane K. November 26, 2015
thanks Ali! enjoy the day!!
 
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