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Teff-Tastic Recipes: 10 Recipes With This Ancient Grain


Teff is an ancient grain, typically found within Ethiopia, that packs amazing health benefits within its teeny-tiny grains.Free of gluten, one cup of teff alone packs in tons of calcium, a high dose of vitamin C, iron, protein, and fiber. Because teff is so tiny, it cannot be processed, so eating it in its whole form is necessary. Not only does it have a nutty, mellow flavor, but teff is incredibly versatile! From breakfast to dessert, we have it all here on the Food Monster App. Teff it out!

1. Injera: Ethiopian Sourdough Flatbread With Spiced Stew
Injera: Ethiopian Sourdough Flatbread With Spiced Stew

There is something truly special about Ethiopian cuisine. Between the aromatic flavor profiles, to the way that it’s prepared and served, it’s truly a unique and awesome experience! A classic is Spiced Stew and this sourdough flatbread!

2. Tahini Blondies With Blueberry Chia Jam Swirl
Tahini Blondies With Blueberry Chia Jam Swirl

You would never guess that these Tahini Blondies are gluten-free. Made from a blend of sweet rice, teff, and oat flours, they’re sweet and moist, thanks to tahini and applesauce. Although delicious on their own, these blondies are taken to the next level with a blend of blueberry chia jam sweetened with a delicate touch of maple syrup. Whether you’re looking for a crowd-pleasing dessert to bring to a potluck or seeking something to satisfy your craving for something sweet, these will do just the trick.

3. Cardamom Chocolate Cake With Rose Cashew Cream 
Cardamom Chocolate Cake With Rose Cashew Cream

This mini tiered Cardamom Chocolate Cake isn’t your typical dessert. The rich, chocolatey layers made from teff flour, arrowroot, and millet flour so it’s gluten-free, and spiced with just a touch of cardamom. A decadent rose cashew cream sits between each layer and it’s garnished with rose sugar and rose petals. This cake is excellent for a birthday or a romantic a dinner for two.

4. Toasted Turmeric Milk Oat and Teff Porridge
Toasted Turmeric Milk Oat and Teff Porridge

Looking for the perfect breakfast? Look no further. This Turmeric Milk Oat and Teff Porridge recipe is easy, nutritious and most importantly – super tasty. Plus, this porridge gets its golden color from turmeric so it has tons of heal benefits come with using the magical spice.

5. Teff Bran Chia Bread
Teff Bran Chia Bread

In this recipe for Teff Bran Chia Bread, all-purpose flour is replaced with a healthier, ancient grain flour: teff! Along with wheat bran and chia seeds (as a replacement for egg) this bread is just as moist and dense as any other regular bread, but much healthier! Toast a slice with some vegan butter and jam or serve it alongside some tofu scramble for a wholesome breakfast.

6. Blueberry Cake With Coconut Frosting 
Blueberry Cake With Coconut Frosting

This Blueberry Cake With Coconut Frosting is gluten-free cake in disguise. By that, we mean that the texture is so amazing, nobody would ever know that it’s gluten-free unless you told them. Fresh blueberries are stirred into the batter, adding little bursts of fruity flavor into every bite. The frosting is a combination of coconut cream and coconut yogurt that works like a dream. Because of the blueberry powder, it also has a gorgeous purple color.

7. Chocolate Peanut Butter Doughnuts With Salted Peanut Butter Glaze
Chocolate Peanut Butter Doughnuts With Salted Peanut Butter Glaze

Salty. Sweet. Chocolatey. Are you hungry yet? These Chocolate Peanut Butter Doughnuts are an explosion of rich, harmonious flavors. The chocolate chips are optional, but they add texture. Topped with a salty peanut butter glaze, these yummy doughnuts are more like a dessert than anything. Enjoy them with a cup of your favorite coffee. Seems like the perfect treat.

8. Chocolate Teff Cake With Chocolate Hazelnut Frosting
Chocolate Teff Cake With Chocolate Hazelnut Frosting

The secret to the dense texture of this Chocolate Teff Cake With Chocolate Hazelnut Frosting is bananas! The bananas make the cake more moist and sturdy. This indulgent dessert is great on its own, but the frosting takes it to the next level. The chocolate hazelnut frosting and roasted hazelnuts on top make it just that little bit more special and perfect if you like something more decadent.

9. Teff Pancakes With Pomegranate and Pears
Teff Pancakes With Pomegranate and Pears

Teff is a small grain, popular in Ethiopian baking. Its unique flavor and fluffy texture make it the perfect candidate for gluten-free these Pancakes With Pomegranate and Pears! Spiced with cinnamon and topped with fruit, who could ask for more?

10. Cookie Dough Cupcakes
Cookie Dough Cupcakes

In these Cookie Dough Cupcakes, you can get a double dose of the cookie dough: one in the filling and one in the frosting. Makes sense, right? And because there are no raw eggs to worry about, it’s safe for everyone. Because after all, everyone in the world loves cookie dough.

Intrigued by ancient grains now? Check out our list of 15 Delicious Desserts, All Made With Ancient Grains! It’s amazing what you can do to make your life a little more wholesome with the food that you eat, and Food Monster is here to help you with that. With over 10,000 plant-based recipes, you’ll always have something new to try. It’s available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. Full of allergy-friendly recipes, subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!

Lead Image Source: Chocolate Teff Cake With Chocolate Hazelnut Frosting

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