Sprouted Grain Bread For Your Crock Pot
We think you will love this sprouted grain bread recipe. Since we have been eating mostly raw, living food for the past several years has really cut down on our cravings for bread. We use to eat some type of bread at every meal. We ate muffins for breakfast, sandwiches for lunch, and rolls or biscuits with dinner. Bread was a staple. I never thought I would be hearing myself say this, but, “I don’t miss bread.” That’s right. I don’t even miss the crusty, thick, white Cuban bread I use to make on a regular basis.
We don’t miss bread because we eat only nutritionally dense foods, which for many people, eliminates food cravings. Our bodies are getting all the nutrition they need. When I was in the early stages of transitioning into the raw, living food life style, I wanted bread that would be nutritious and filling and not lead me down that slippery slope to eating refined carbohydrates again. I found the perfect solution: Sprouted Wheat Bread.
This Sprouted Wheat Bread recipe is so simple and delicious; you won’t believe it is made with only one ingredient. Yes, that’s right, bread made from one ingredient. In order to make it you need to plan ahead (about 3 days). Here’s how it’s made….
1 cup wheat berries
Food processor with S blade
Small Pyrex type bowl (heat resistant)
Crock-pot with low setting
Soak wheat berries for 8 hours or overnight. Then rinse and drain the berries three times a day for the next 32 hours or until the wheat berries have sprouted ¼ inch tails. For more information on sprouting go to our sprouting page.
Important: Make sure the berries are well drained before processing into dough. In other words, don’t rinse after they are finished sprouting!
Place the sprouted wheat berries into your food processor with the S blade in place and pulse until the berries resemble bread dough and form a ball around the food processor blade.
Remove the ball of dough from the food processor. Shape the dough into 1 small ball. You may want to sprinkle with freshly ground corn meal. Place the shaped dough into a small Pyrex type bowl that will easily fit into your crock pot.
Place the cover on your crock-pot and turn to its lowest setting. Cook the bread for approximately 8 hours or until the bread is a rich, dark brown. The top of the bread may crack and it will have a tough, thick crust on the outside and a moist, brown bread on the inside.
This bread is very rich, delicious and extra nutritious because it uses sprouted berries. Because it is so nutritionally dense, you only need a small piece to accompany your salad or soup entrée. This recipe will serve about 4. Your sprouted grain bread recipe will stay fresh in your refrigerator for about 1 week.