Copycat Van's Power Grains Protein Waffles-Question about the Cracked Grains
Hello everyone! I am trying to produce a copycat of Van's Waffles for the Power Grains Protein version. I have never used cracked or flaked grains in a bread like waffles or muffins. It is a mixture of Whole Grain flours, but it has grain mixture mixed in. This is from the Vans website:
Van's Power Grains Mix (Whole Wheat Flour, Cracked Red Wheat, Steel Cut Oats, Millet and Brown Rice)
I am hoping to crack my own grains and add them to the waffles. I am following a recipe where the waffle batter mixture sits overnight with a bit of sourdough added to it. Will sitting overnight be enough to soften the grains? Or should I soak them separately beforehand in something else? I would hate for someone to eat these waffles and crack a tooth! Does anyone have any suggestions or has anyone ever attempted (or know someone who has attempted) to recreate these waffles? I will be trying to make my own protein powder as well, since I am a bit funny about using whey protein, and the few times I have used it, it did not agree with me.
If anyone can advice, I would be grateful!
Thanks so much!