sneaky sprouts

Sprouting is weird.  Fun, but weird.  Viper thinks I am nuts getting excited over little sprouting beans, peas or grains.  There are constantly little bowls collecting on our bench either soaking or sprouting something.  Thought I’d give buckwheat a go; I do love the chewy nutty little devils- usually I just soak overnight, rinse and add to cereal or salads.  This time after soaking overnight, I placed in a colander and let them do their thang (rinsing a few times a day as they tend to collect this slimy goo stuff which isn’t attractive).  Alternatively you can use a mason jar with muslin over the top and drain upside down.  I don’t have a mason jar so this is what I came up with.  Still works.  After about a day or two, depending on the average temperature – voila!  Little tiny tails.

Soaking, soooooooaking

Tiny little sprouts are a happening

Sprouted buckwheat + chia breakfast pudding (?)

1C sprouted buckwheat groats

1/2t salt

1t cinnamon

1T almond butter

2T chia seeds

2T ground flaxseed

4T chopped dried fruit

1T sweetner – honey, jam, agave, maple etc

Enough soy (or any) milk to make a thick blended ‘pudding’ maybe around 1/2C give or take

Serves 2 (or makes 2 servings for me as there is no way Viper will eat this)


When the buckwheat are ready and rearing to go, simply place in blender with all other ingredients except the chia seeds and dried fruit.  Blend until smooth.


Put 1T of chia seeds, 1T flaxseeds and 2T dried fruit in each bowl.  Top with the “pudding” and stir to combine chia seeds.  Chill in fridge overnight.  In the morning, give each bowl a good stir (you may need to add more milk as the seeds tend to suck a lot of that up.  You could add yoghurt, fresh fruit whatever you fancy.


Such a weird texture; kind of gritty, yet still smooth. A little chalky?  It has a very earthy flavour, with a slightly bitter aftertaste – I like it, but my palette is used to crazy healthy food experiments.  Interesting nonetheless;  a nice change from oats or the regular cereal, with the added nutritional bonus of it being sprouted AND raw .

I’m sure Viper would love it. Ha.


About Lou

I'm a stay at home Mum, recipe book addict who can't stick to a recipe to save my life.

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