Dear Missy,

I am addicted to sneaky cooking now thanks to you! I love
using mixed flax seed, can I substitute that for wheat germ in all of
your recipes? I have used it in your flour blend recipe with great


Dear Danielle,

Sneaky cooking is habit forming, isn’t it! ; )

You can substitute flax for wheat germ, but you’re going to have to do some experimentation. Flax tends to thicken up after it’s been ground and moistened, whereas wheat germ will only soften but will not thicken. It sounds like you’ve got some experience with it, so I’d say give it a try. You’ll get the results you’re looking for in a batch or two : ) 

Keep up the creativity!


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