how to sprout chickpeas

How to Sprout Garbanzo Beans

Spring has finally arrived on the Palouse and we are so excited to start sprouting and planting, including our chickpeas or garbanzo beans. Sprouting chickpeas, lentils or any grain is one of our favorite things to do. 

Sprouting can be done on your kitchen counter year round, with minimal supplies. The process we use, described below, will work with garbanzo beans, lentils or other grains. The biggest difference between sprouting garbanzo beans and other products is the length of time. We hope you love sprouting as much as we do!

Note: 1/2 cup of dried beans will equal 2 cups sprouted beans 

how to sprout chickpeas

How to Sprout Garbanzo Beans

 Prep Time 10 Minutes
Total Time 3 Days
Ingredients 3


Sprouted Chickpea Ingredients

How to Sprout Chickpeas

  1. Thoroughly rinse 1/2 cup of garbanzo beans.
  2. Soak the garbanzo beans overnight in at least 1 1/2 cups of water. This re-hydrates the beans and makes the sprouting process quicker. 
  3. After 12 hours drain and rinse the re-hydrated beans. 
  4. Place beans in a sprouting jar or quart glass jar with a cheesecloth lid
  5. Invert the jar at an angle so the beans will drain and still allow for air flow. 
  6. Repeat rinsing and draining 2-3 times per day until sprouts reach the desired length, usually 3-4 days.
  7. Store sprouts in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. 

Comments 3

carl colucci on

I would like to try to sprout these but my question is what do you do once they sprout , eat as is or do you have to cook them ?

Ann Hupe on

To Linda Sheidler: Check out They give beautiful instructions on how to sprout practically any edible seed. Chickpeas are easy to sprout! And they have recipes on what to do with your sprouted chickpeas though they are great when seasoned and baked.

Linda Sheidler on

I have tried to sprout garbanzo before without success, so I am going to try with your brand I think it will be much more sucessful

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