Yes, a few raw live nuts (have not been cooked, or processed) can be sprouted, like almonds, peanuts, and pine nuts. They are usually just soaked in water for a very short period of time (overnight). Here's a pretty good reference:
Health & Beyond, What a Raw Fooder Should Know about Nuts by Thomas E Billings http://chetday.com/nutprocessing.html
Soaking raw nuts is also supposed to make them more digestible even if they don't sprout. I've been reading about this at http://www.elananpantry.com (I think). I know the Frontier Family people, a web store that sells a lot of coconut products also talks about soaking nuts.
I've been sprouting seeds for years for my birds and there is a chemical reaction that makes them produce Vit. E. Only for the first part (day or two) of sprouting. Especially good for finch in the spring, E helps get that egg out.
Yes, there is a good helping of vitamin E, and loads of other vitamins, minerals and enzymes, in sprouts. I didn't know that about the birds, vitamin E, and the egg laying issues. That explains why the birds sometimes steal the sprouted seeds out of the garden, lol.
I have several references about sprouting for pet's health issues, but haven't stopped long enough to read any of it! I'm not sure if I can get my dog, Miss Peanut, to eat anything that's good for her unless it's stuffed into a Vienna sausage, lol.
nuts do something wrong to dogs, like kidney disease or something. My dog (who eats anything!) will not touch nuts so I let the info go out of my head. To make room for stuff I do need to remember. ;-)
The nuts vs dog health may be a good thing to research more about. Miss Peanut will eat some types of nuts in the shell, but I think it's more about playing with them, than actually eating them (she throws them up into the air or slings them across the room).
I'm like you, my brain only holds so much stuff, so the info needs to matter, lol.
Thanks for the info,