Wednesday, June 2, 2010


Here are instructions for growing wheatgrass...if you have NO interest in learning to do this, below you will find a great recipe for sprouted wheat muffins!!!

How to Grow Wheatgrass

If your goal is to make wheatgrass, begin by sprouting wheat. Put soil in a seed tray and sprinkle sprouted wheat all over the soil. Cover with a bit more soil to cover the sprouted wheat. Store in indirect sunlight, making sure to lightly spray the wheat with a water bottle daily. Keep growing for about a week and then cut the grass and juice it to attain wheatgrass juice. Wheatgrass molds pretty easily and grows bacteria. Always be careful when eating it. To be safe, you can purchase wheatgrass in health-food stores.

Tip: If you keep your wheat less dense (decrease the amount you are growing) and DO NOT get it too wet, you can decrease the chance of mold. A slow-moving oscillating fan directed at the wheat will also help keep the seeds from getting too wet and will inhibit the growth of mold. You CANNOT use soft white wheat for this...ONLY hard wheat will work!

Delicious Sprouted Wheat Muffins

1 egg
¼ C applesauce
¼ C oil
2/3 C sugar
½ C ground wheat sprouts
1 T baking powder
1 ½ C freshly ground or sifted whole wheat flour
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp allspice
¼ tsp salt

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grind your wheat sprouts in a food processor until sticky and uniform in texture. Mix together egg, applesauce, oil, sugar and ground wheat sprouts for about 30 seconds. Sift whole wheat flour and baking powder together. Add flour mixture to wet ingredients. Add spices and salt and mix until thoroughly combined. Pour into greased muffin tin and bake for 14-16 minutes. Eat warm with butter…they are so good and your family will have no idea there are wheat sprouts in them! Makes 12 large muffins.

1 comment:

  1. Hey girl- I finally had a spare minute :) to check out your blog. And it's so cute..... your so cute. I love the tips and recipes! I can't wait to try a few out.