This is what I have been reading mostly about. So I decided to try making my own manna bread after reading up on a few recipes online. Here's what I came up with:
- 2 cups of wheat berries, soak overnight and for 2-3 days sprout them by rinsing 3 times in the day until the sprout is about the length of the grain, (no longer or it will start to taste 'grassy').
- Place in a food processor until you get a smooth sticky paste. You can also incorporate spices, nuts and seeds, salt, dried fruit. Whatever you'd like at this point.
- Put in the oven at 225 degrees F for 2-3 hours, depending on how moist you want it.
I put pumpkin and flax seeds on top of my manna bread. Now that I have tried a basic recipe of just wheat, I think I will incorporate more sprouted grains and more flavor with salt and spices, as well as dehydrate for only 2 hours so it's a little moist. Sprouted grains are super good for you. Did you know that wheat berries ground up into flour has no vitamin C in it, but if sprouted you can get 2% of your daily amount per serving? I am excited about the endless possibilities to this simple ancient bread recipe and hope you venture to try it as well!
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