Sprouting Buckwheat Groats

Step 1: Place the buckwheat groats in a strainer and rinse thoroughly. Place in a large, glass Pyrex bowl with a lid and cover with filtered water. Soak overnight, about 8 hrs.

Step 2: Pour groats into a strainer and rinse thoroughly to remove all of the slime.

Step 3: Let the groats drain over the sink until they stop leaking then set them back over your Pyrex bowl and put the lid on. Now you have to let them do their magic : ) Just rinse them under cool water 1-2 times a day to keep them moist. Let them drain for a minute and put them back on the Pyrex bowl with the lid on.

Step 4: Enjoy your beautifully sprouted buckwheat groats : ) You can let them sit too long and their tails get so long. I try to stop them just when you see the tails starting to grow. You can see I did NOT do that with these, woops!

I like to dehydrate these so they're ready to use. I have made my granola with them dehydrated and not and it turns out so much better when these are a little dried out first. Besides, I can keep them in the freezer once they're dehydrated and have them ready to add to my recipe. I dehydrate them at 105 for 6-8 hrs.

Check out a recipe for them HERE and HERE. They are so full of nutrition and definitely worth the time.