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Orange Breakfast Crunch Topping

"I always find oatmeal to be a little plain for my tastes, but this unique topping really adds some character. I've been interested in cooking as long as I can remember...I even made my own wedding cake some 67 years ago!"
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35 m servings
Original recipe yields 10 servings

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  1. In a greased 8-in. square baking dish, mix wheat germ, orange peel and cinnamon; set aside. In a saucepan, heat brown sugar and butter until butter is melted. Pour over wheat germ mixture; stir to coat. Bake at 275 degrees F for 20-30 minutes or until browned, stirring every 10 minutes. Cool, stirring occasionally. Store, covered, in refrigerator. Serve over oatmeal, fruit or waffles.

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Great stuff! I love wheat germ so I had to try this. I'm glad I did. I sprinkled it over some fat free vanilla yogurt - YUM! I can see a lot of uses for this - over warm oatmeal, in fruit sala...

This stuff is awesome! I made it last night I wanted to taste it before going to bed and ended up eating 5 tblsp. :) I'll eat it on top of ff vanilla yogurt this morning but I agree with other r...

This is AMAZING. I wanted to make dry granola today for topping yogurt, but am almost out of oats, so I decided to try this one instead since I have plenty of wheat germ to get rid of. It's fant...

This is a wonderful recipe. We used to it to top 'Sunny Pancakes' (AR's) and it was so good. I love that it adds both flavor and extra nutrition to whatever it goes on. We will keep this one on ...

What an original and interesting idea! I've made this a couple of times and everyone loves it. It can be easily suited to your own tastes, etc. Thanks for the idea!

Fabulous! I had this on my oatmeal this morning and I loved it! Very easy to make and quick to put together. I had mine in the oven for 20 minutes stirring once half way through. It was perf...

This is a great addition to hot breakfast cereal, though I'm sure it can be used in other ways. I sprinkled it on Orange Cranberry Oatmeal from Allrecipes. Very tasty!

All I can say is....YUMMMMMY! Just made this it was quick and simple. I doubled the recipe and cooked it in a larger casserole dish. I thought it was pretty sweet on its own but as a topping its...

A great way to top off a yogurt or ice cream