I thought a nice long weekend would be perfect for sprouting garbanzo beans. It’s the first time I’ve ever done this. It’s very easy and super nutritious.
First you rinse about a 1/2 – 1 cup worth of beans very well. Place in big jar and cover with 2-3 cups of water (they will expand quite a bit, so make sure there is plenty of water). You can use some cheese cloth and a rubber band to cover and allow them to soak overnight on your kitchen counter. The next day, rinse, drain and place jar, with cheese cloth lid, in a bowl so that the jar is tilting upside down. This will allow any water to drain out. Rinse and drain 2-3 times per day. After 2-3 days, you will have some sprouted beans.
This is a fun project to do with the kids because you can watch the little sprouts grow daily. This web page has a nice list of other things that can be sprouted too.