By Julia MacPhee C.H.N.C., Pn1, Nutritional consultant, FitNutrition Consulting
Did you know that Teff is considered world’s smallest grain? But don’t be fooled by its size! This mighty gluten-free grain is high in iron, protein and fiber. It also contains good amounts of Calcium and Vitamin B1.
Teff is a popular grain in Ethiopian cooking and is full of nutritional goodness.
It has mild nutty flavor with a slightly molasses-like sweetness. It can be used as addition in soups, stews, breakfast cereals or waffles.
Give it a try!
Teff morning Porridge
- ½ cup organic rolled oats
- ¼ cup Teff
- ¼ cup pitted organic dates, chopped
- ¼ cup organic raisins or dried cranberries
- 1 teaspoon organic ground cinnamon
- Pinch sea salt
- 2½ cups water
- 2 tablespoons organic unsweetened shredded coconut (to serve)
- Crushed walnuts (to serve)
- Place all the ingredients, except for coconut and walnuts, in a 2-quart saucepan, adding the water last.
- Cover and bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce the heat to low and simmer 10 minutes, or until the teff is tender and the mixture begins to thicken.
- Turn off the heat and let sit for 5 minutes to absorb the remaining liquid.
- Serve hot, either as is or topped with your favorite milk, yogurt, or maple syrup.
- Sprinkle with walnuts or shredded coconut to serve.