how do I prepare buckwheat groats?
how do I prepare buckwheat groats?
Hi, help and thanks!
Hey! Are you inquiring just simply about the procedures (such as sprouting, etc) to get buckwheat into it’s most palatable and optimal state? Or are you looking for specific recipes? I tend to really overthink things.
In general, i soak them for a few hours, but some insist that soaking them any longer than 30 minutes will drown them out. Either way, they’ve still sprouted even after a LONG night. So i’d say 30 is sufficient.
Then you drain them in some sort of strainer or sprout jar, and leave them for about 2-3 days, rinsing frequently. They are probably the starchiest things you will ever sprout, so it’s important to rinse and drain at least three times a day to keep the goop in check.What i usually do with them is dehydrate them for a few hours untill fully dry and crispy and use them with nutmilk to make a cereal, ala juliano’s buckwheaties recipe.
Hope this helps!
I soak them for about 20min-1hr and then leave them overnight, rinse again and eat them some time that day. I only sprout them a tiny bit and eat them fresh with quinoa (also a quick sprouter) with some honey and nut milk. If I had a dehydrator, I would surely dry them. They are good though! They don’t taste too “sprouty”.
okay so… they are going to sprout no matter what?
I am really new to this (as well as being a truly lousy cook) and I saw some recipes on here that looked good- (I miss oatmeal) using buckwheat so I wanted to prepare them correctly.
Dont have a dehydrator yet.
this is the recipe that caught my eye.
I have this for breakfast and it keeps me hopping till noon!
I usually sprout a cup of buckwheat over 2 days and I have enough to make 2 breakfasts (2 portions each)
- 1 cup Sprouted Buckwheat
- 1 diced apple
- 2 tablespoons shredded coconut
- 8 soaked dates
Blend everything in a blender (I’ve done it with a hand blender) until you have an ‘oatmeal’ like consistency. Add a little of the date soak water if you want it thinner.
Sprinkle cinnamon and nutmeg on top to taste
I’ve also made it with banana/date/almond
Do you like pizza? I make incredible pizzas using sprouted buckwheat groats. I put about 1 1/2 cups in the food processor with 2/3 cup carrot pulp, 1/2 cup ground flaxseed, 1/4 cup olive oil, spices and herbs as you like, then spread the “dough” onto teflex sheets and dehydrate until dry enough to transfer to the regular dehydrator mesh (which I do by placing the mesh and a tray on top of the crust and flipping). This recipe makes about 3 round crusts which keep very well.
I’ve made the cereal, but I only eat fruit most of the day. This pizza is one of our favorite dinners though.
hey PonyGirl, I will try that when I move up to a food dehydrator! very cool- it sounds great.
thanks so much
Hi J. Try sprouting wheat berries/grains instead. I’m usually wheat intolerant, but I don’t have a problem when they are sprouted. They are are easier to sprout than buckwheat and have a sweet taste which taste nice in most breakfast dishes – chewy too. Add some cacao nibs to your receipe and maybe some nuts.
Hi Karen, sounds good, I just want to make sure wheat berries wont be an issue with celiac.
Thanks, easier is better at this point. :-)
Am also new to Buckwheat and would appreciate some information on what I need to purchase to sprout.
I see Buckwheat kernels and groats for sale, which should I be purchasing to sprout?
Thanks for any help :)