At Hostel in the Forest
in Georgia I overheard someone say they'd donate a bucket of wheat berries to the hostel's communal kitchen. "Wheat berries," they sound so wholesome. On the Hostel's web page, they posted this recipe for a bread with two ingredients: sprouted wheat berries and dates. No kneading or rising required.
It involves 4 steps
1. sprout 2 cups wheat berries over the course of 3 days while rinsing 2x a day
2. chop up with 2/3 cup dates in a food processor
3. let sit 1 hour
4. bake for 2.5 hours at 300 deg F on an oiled baking sheet - or 200 degrees for 4 hours (less enzyme mortality).
Internet inquiry taught me this is Essene bread, a very old recipe; it was probably baked on rocks in really hot sun! It's so simple, tasty, very transportable (in pockets or bike bags) and packed with nutritious goodness! Try other dried fruits besides dates - I bet it'd be good.
Sprouted grains are "living food" and have way more good stuff than seeds/grains. Here is info on wheat berry good-stuff compared to plain unsprouted wheat grain:
- Vitamin B1 (thiamin) increase of 28%
- Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) increase of 315%
- Vitamin B3 (niacin) increase of 66%
- Vitamin B5 (pantathenic) increase of 65%
- Biotin increase of 111%
- Folic acid increase of 278%
- Vitamin C increase of 300%