See the sprouts starting to stick out the bottom?
3. After a day or so you will have sprouts! Like so;
See all those beautiful little tails? That's how you know it's ready!
4. You can really start eating them right now. Use them like you would use bulgur in tabbouleh or any salad really. But if you want them to keep and be crunchy in your morning cereal- you need to dehydrate them. I don't have a dehydrator so I just put them in my oven on the lowest setting and let them go for about 4 hours or until they are crunchy. (Think grapnuts) You might want to stir them a few times to make sure they come out even. And that's it!
Throw them in with your favorite nut/animal/soy milk and enjoy! I add raisins or other dried fruit, but that's a personal call. If you make them really crunchy they will keep forever in a mason jar. If you like them a little chewy eat them in a week or so or keep them in the fridge or they will get funky. Stay well.