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.
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.