Soaking your wheat would make a perfect food if A) We were on a deserted island with nothing but water and wheat, or B) if we didn’t have taste buds.
I wanted to eat soaked wheat for breakfast. I had a friend whose children ate it every morning. So I boiled 2 cups of water, and added 1 cup (I only have 449 lbs of wheat left, I need to be sparing) of whole wheat. Soaked it overnight to soften it up, and served it up for breakfast with a little honey. Well, it was chewy, somewhat tasteless, and we decided we like oatmeal better. But, if your on a tight budget, and taste is not important to you, it is cheaper than cereal.
Turn of events! With the jar full of soaked wheat in my fridge, I began contemplating other uses. It dawned on me, the entire meal does not need to be the wheat, but the wheat could be a definite healthy accent. So I sprinkled some on my regular cereal, and wa-la! Delicious! I think it added a tasty, chewy element to my cereal. Other ideas for soaked, chewy wheat
- Sprinkle it on salads.
- Add it to a granola bar recipe,
- Mix it with yogurt and granola.
- Add it to dinner recipes like casseroles.
- Add it to baked goods
Wheat adds fiber and protein, and is really quite filling.