For those of you who don’t know, I have been absolutely going crazy with growing my own sprouts. It is simple, cheap, and so so easy! But now I have jars of sprouts, and I am looking for some creative ways to use them. Here are some of my recent recipes with sprouts that are equally simple and also healthy!
1. Sprouted Wheat Bread:
The beauty of Sprouted Wheat Bread is its simplicity- all you need is the sprouts. Here is what I do:
2-3 Cups wheat/rye berries (organic) – after sproutingA splash of olive oil
A pinch of salt
Put the olive oil in a food processor, then the wheat berries and the salt. Run the processor until the wheat has a texture like oatmeal.
It will be sticky, so oil your hands too. Preheat your oven to 250 F. Spray either a baking pan or cookie sheet and place the “dough” on it to bake for 45 min- 1 hr.
Now, what I have done in the past is make smaller, flat loaves. This is to help decrease baking time, and also so I can easily take one or two with me in a sack lunch. (Sorry I forgot to take a picture at the end… and then I ate them with some Dhal.)
2. Raw Hummus
1.5 Cups Sprouted garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
Lemon Juice, 2 Tbsp.
Water, tap, 1 Cup (8 fl oz) – add more if desired.
Garlic, 3-4 clove
Tahini, 2 Tbsp.
2 pinches Cumin
1 tsp. Salt
Pinch of Oregano
Boil a large pot of water -4-6 cups. Remove from heat for 1 minute, Then add the garbanzo beans for 1 minute (do not skip this step). Rinse and drain the beans again before adding to the hot water. Drain and put the blanched chickpeas into the food processor with other ingredients. Run the processor until well blended. Check the consistency, if you want it thinner add more water.
3. Sprouted Black Bean Burgers
1.5 Cup black beans – after sprouting
7-8 Tbsp. finely chopped parsley (about 1 cup)
1 tsp. finely chopped parsley
1 tsp. finely chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. dried hot red pepper
3 cloves of garlic
1/2 – 1 tsp. cumin – to taste
1-5 Cup tap water, as needed
1/3-1/2 Cup oatmeal
Boil a large pot of water -4-6 cups. Remove from heat for 1 minute, Then add the black beans for 1 minute (do not skip this step). Rinse and drain the beans and put into a food processor. Add all ingredients (except oatmeal and water) to the food processor and blend – adding water and oatmeal to smooth and assist the FP until you have a “dough like” consistency.
I also save some whole oats to mix in after the processing is finished to add a little extra texture to the mix. Make “patties” on teflex or parchment paper.
You can either cook these now in a frying pan or oven (just a minute is fine, or more if you want to), or put in the freezer for another day! These are delicious with salads, or with your sprouted wheat bread.
* The patties fall apart easily so handle with care!