soft wheat berries.
I think of the Amish, because every Fall, I witness the sheaves of corn and occasionally wheat dotting the countryside near my Parent's farm. I figure that even though most of that grain is likely going to livestock and is not for human consumption, it is most likely healthier for those ruminants because essentially it is sprouted. The sheaves are left standing in the elements, even the rain, and then allowed to dry - the way our ancestors likely treated their grains by necessity. When demand and modernization caught up with us, the grains and flours were able to be processed quickly, more efficiently. The once nutritional flour powerhouse we are left with is basically plain and white, devoid of life-giving, healthful properties.
sprouted to tiniest tails.
(this is the whole batch amount, about 4 1/2 - 5 dozen)
- 1 cup unrefined, virgin coconut oil, softened
- 1/2 cup raw honey
- 3 eggs (or they recommend 1/4 cup flax seed meal + 3/4 cup pure water)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 2-1/4 cups sprouted wheat flour
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup chopped nuts (I used walnuts)
- 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut
- 1/2 cup rolled oats (soaking recommended, but I did not do that)
Cream together room temperature coconut oil and honey in large mixing bowl.
Add eggs to mixing bowl (or the flax seed/water mixture that has been mixed and allowed to stand for 5 minutes) along with vanilla and beat.
Sift flour, baking soda and salt in a medium size bowl, and add to wet ingredients in mixing bowl. Mix until just combined.
Add chocolate chips, nuts, coconut, and oats to mixing bowl. Mix gently until just incorporated.
Drop by tablespoons full onto parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes, rotating pans halfway through.
Be sure to drop by the GNOWFGLINS website, as there is an enormous amount of information and great looking "traditional foods" recipes!
- Natural Therapy Pages - the benefits of sprouted grains
- Rejoice in Life - Essene Bread, made from spouted grain "paste"
- Cultured Food Life - on why sprouted foods should be eaten
- Beginning with Bread - Sprouted Wheat Sourdough
- Nika's Culinaria - on making sprouted wheat flour in VitaMix
- Farine - inspiration on large batch sprouting and breads
- Nourished Kitchen - on sprouting, making flours, and some recipes