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 Garbanzo Beans
|Prep Time||10 Minutes|
|Total Time||3 Days|
Sprouted Chickpea Ingredients
- 1/2 cup dried of garbanzo beans
- 4 cups of water
How to Sprout Chickpeas
- Thoroughly rinse 1/2 cup of garbanzo beans.
- 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.
- After 12 hours drain and rinse the re-hydrated beans.
- Place beans in a sprouting jar or quart glass jar with a cheesecloth lid.
- Invert the jar at an angle so the beans will drain and still allow for air flow.
- Repeat rinsing and draining 2-3 times per day until sprouts reach the desired length, usually 3-4 days.
- Store sprouts in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.