Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Sesame Wheat Sprout Bonbons

Sprouted wheat is one of my favorite health foods. As I've said before, Mormons are counseled to store a year's supply of food for their families and wheat is a wonder food that has an almost eternal shelf life! Seal it in a number ten can and I could be using my wheat when I'm having great-grandbabies! Again, as I've said in yesterday's post. We literally have to store half a ton of wheat to meet the needs of our family of eleven for a year, so I am always looking for ways to become familiar with and use our wheat. After all, what good is half a ton of wheat going to do us if I don't know what to do with it?

I love sprouting wheat because it's almost like it turns into a different food. Instead of a hard, unpalatable kernel, sprouted wheat is soft and chewy and even a little sweet. I had some on my counter today and and as I walked by holding a fussing baby, I thought I would stick some in his mouth to see if it would make him happy. He stopped crying immediately, chewed it up and stuck his pudgy arms out for more. I was thrilled to see that he would eat this health food just plain like this, so I put him on the floor, sat on a stool next to him, got a big handfull of it, called his twin brother to join him, and thoroughly enjoyed feeding them bite-sized servings of sprouts over and over again! They reminded me of little birds, taking fresh greens from their mum.

As I sat and watched them, I thought that there must be some way I could make a good-tasting wheat sprout snack the other kids would love. I turned to this book...


...adapted a recipe and here's what I came up with...

Sesame Wheat Sprout Bonbons
Ingredients:

1 cup sesame seeds
3 cups wheat sprouts (For a post on an easy way to sprout wheat kernels, click HERE.)
1/4 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup agave nectar
1/4 cup nut butter
1/4 cup coconut butter
1 tablespoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions:
In medium bowl, combine sesame seeds, wheat sprouts and coconut. In small bowl, combine remaining ingredients, then pour over wheat sprout mixture and stir until blended.

Place this mixture in the fridge for a couple of hours, then form into balls on a cookie sheet...


I wonder why I can't make a straight line of bonbons. Anyway...these can also be placed in mini cupcake papers for a fancier bonbon. Chill in the fridge again and serve cold. The two-year-old opted for these instead of chocolate cake. Here's his cute little band-aided hand holding one now...


Hope you enjoy!

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18 comments:

L2L said...

once again you just amaze me with all that you cook. It will be nice to get back to the States and try some of these wonderful recipes you show!!!

Faith - That's Just Freaking Lovely said...

Wow, how do you manage to make healthy food look so yummy? Those look SO good!

FromThe Creek said...

Great tackle!

The Blossoming Skillet said...

I love sprouts! I would have never thought about a recipe like this! I usually just stick to them in salads and sandwiches. These look like a good snack on the run too!

~Sara said...

I have never heard of those. Thanks for the post. I learned something new today!

Mary aka Canadagirl said...

These look VERY yummy. I have been wanting to start trying to encorperate raw foods into our diet. Thanks for all the recipes and tips.

Blessings in Him<><
-Mary

Samantha said...

Healthy and delicious ! Sounds great, thanks so much for sharing !

Lori said...

I saw your link on Blissfully Domestic, and I'm glad I stopped by. What a neat recipe. I would've never thought do make something like this. Thanks!

NatureGirl said...

I have caught your blog a few times and have enjoyed it! Thanks so much for sharing...

Kim @ Forever Wherever said...

I always learn something new on your blog! What a great little story about the little sweeties.
I've never tried it.
~Kim

Angie said...

Those look yummy! I haven't tried sprouting wheat before, but it looks pretty easy...I'm glad I found your blog! Here is our "journey to GREEN" http://www.avocadosandalmonds.blogspot.com

The Lazy Organizer said...

I can't wait to make these! Can I get coconut butter at a health food store?

RhondaLue said...

Those look really good! Sesame seeds seem to be pretty pricey though, what would be a cheaper substitution but still good? Maybe sunflower seeds?

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

They look yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe and linking up to TMTT.

Mom2my9 said...

Lazy Organizer, I actually get my coconut butter at Walmart! But you could also get some at a health food store, probably of better quality.

Mom2my9 said...

RhondaLue, I buy sesame seeds in bulk at a health food store and they really are not expensive at all. And...I do think sunflower seeds would make a great substitute. I like to soak mine before I use them to release the enzyme inhibitors and increase the nutritional value. Great idea!

Shynea @ Mornings With Mom said...

These are different but they look very yummy. I love sesame seeds so I might try to make these one day. Thank you for the recipe.

Kristin said...

They actually do look really good, Jenny.