Some facts about Teff
1. It’s loaded with calcium. Just 1 cup of cooked teff contains 35% of the recommended daily value for calcium.
2. It’s a complete protein. Complete proteins contains all 8 essential amino acids. These are the building blocks our bodies need to function properly. They are essential since our bodies cannot synthesize (produce) them. Proper nutrition= health.
3. It has loads of fiber. Fiber is great for a couple of reasons. One, makes us feel fuller longer because it slowly digests. Two, it… well…makes you regular. 😉
4. Teff has lower glycemic qualities. There’s a newer type of starch classification called resistant starch. Apparently, this starch helps keep blood sugar levels from spiking. I’m not an expert in this by any means but found it interesting.
5. It’s naturally gluten free. Gluten free diets lack many vitamins and minerals found in fortified and processed breads/cereals. The main ingredients for gluten free baking are often rice based, which unfortunately offers little to nothing nutrition wise. Vitamin supplements help, but nothing is better than a natural source. If you need to be on a gluten free diet, you should really try this next.
It’s probably a good time to mention there are two forms of Teff. One is whole grain, which are super tiny grains great for porridges. The other is in flour form which is finely ground whole teff grains.
This flour would be a great addition to any recipe that requires a whole grain such a sorghum, millet, or even brown rice. It has a mild but distinct taste that’s slightly sweet but almost nutty in flavor. The color also reminds me of whole wheat flour.
Author: Laura @ Petite Allergy Treats
- 2 cup Teff flour
- 2 cup gluten free all purpose (white hybrid blend)
- 3 cups unsweetend milk of choice or water
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp molasses
- 2 T avocado oil
- 2/3 cup frozen blueberries (thawed)
- 1/2 clementine (about 5 slices)
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- Heat waffle iron. Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
- Add liquid ingredients and mix well by hand to avoid lumps.
- Pour onto a hot waffle iron. Mine has a sensor that beeps when finished.
- Carefully remove the waffle and allow to cool on a wire rack. (Waffles will become soggy if stacked)
- Glaze Combine blueberries and clementine slices in food processor and blend until smooth.
- Pour into a small bowl with powder sugar and mix until smooth.
- Top waffles right before serving.
Some other recipes you may like: