Thursday, April 15, 2010

Sprouting Buckwheat

You can buy raw buckwheat seeds at Miller's Natural Foods in their refrigerated room. I soaked them overnight (but I just found out that they only need to soak for a couple hours) and now am letting them sit in wide mouth "Ball" jars with screened lids and rinsing them a few times a day. They produce a slimy run-off as you rinse them the first couple times. But on day 2 I have found that the run-off is clean and clear. And they have already sprouted quarter-inch sprouts, so they are a living food with great nutrition to pass on to living people. I'll let 'em grow until this evening when I'll put 'em in my oven (or dehydrator if you have one) to dry them out overnight at a low temperature so that I can grind them into flour tomorrow. I'll let ya know how it goes. Buckwheat is a great source of many nutrients:
Nutritional info:
Vitamins A, B, C and E
Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Niacin, Phosphorus, Potassium
All Amino Acids
Protein: 15%
I'm looking forward to trying to this recipe from

Sprouted Buckwheat Brownie Recipe

3 – 4 cups sprouted buckwheat (sprouted for about 3 days after soaking)

1 cup raw almond butter

1 cup flax seed meal

1 ½ cups raw cocao powder

½ cup coconut butter, melted over low heat

1 tsp Himalayan salt

1 tsp cinnamon

2 tsp vanilla

(1 cup agave nectar, or ½ cup agave, ½ cup pure maple syrup)


1 cup pure birch xylitol if diabetic or on Candida cleanse

1 cup water if you used xylitol, only add as much water as needed if using agave nectar. The batter should be nice and thick, just enough liquid for the food processor to mix it up.

Place sprouts, almond butter and melted coconut butter into food processor and mix. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Coat a 9 x 13 pan with coconut butter or olive oil and pour batter into dish. Place in freezer. Once fully frozen, remove brownie from pan and cut into small, bite sized pieces. Store in ziplock bag in freezer and eat whenever you need a chocolate fix!! Freezing will not destroy the live enzymes and nutrients in the sprouts! You may also wish to dehydrate the brownies which is fine too! You can dehydrate them at 118 degrees overnight. This is great to do if you want to serve the brownies warm with some raw ice cream!

1 comment:

Amy said...

I accidentally thought this recipe called for sprouted buckwheat flour, when in fact it calls for raw buckwheat sprouts. So, I made one baked version using fresh-ground sprouted buckwheat flour. Then I started new sprouts and made the original recipe which is totally raw and totally delicious!