I have been wanted to try out sprouting grains for a while now, but the last time I tried sprouting it was a spectacular fail. I was trying to sprout spelt grains, and basically the whole lot ended up smelling funky and I threw it all out. But this time I tried sprouting buckwheat groats – and after two days I had success! For instructions on sprouting, My New Roots is great. With my newly sprouted buckwheat, I decided to make a sweetly spiced winter porridge.
Spiced Buckwheat Porridge
approx 4 servings
3 cups sprouted buckwheat
1 cinnamon quill
sliver orange peel
small section star aniseed
Nut milk/cows milk/water (I used water)
Combine all ingredients in a pot and bring to the boil. Gently simmer for 10-15 mins until buckwheat is soft.
Serve with a healthy dollop of yoghurt or keffir (I used keffir), and a handful of berries. Add honey if you would like it sweeter.
Keep leftovers in the fridge or freezer. Simply defrost, add water, and warm through until liquid evaporates.