Tiny yet powerful Teff leads all the grains in its nutrient content – especially in its calcium, Iron, resistant starch, and protein content. A gluten-free grain with its high fiber content has become our newfound love.
On a stovetop cook 1 cup of Teff with 3 cups of water for approximately 20 min. Stir occasionally. Usually it thickens when it is cooked completely. Add flax seed powder, chia seeds, raisins and figs while it is hot. Stir in 1 cup of milk if it is too thick. Let it cool to lukewarm temperature. You have your porridge ready. Teff has an earthy flavor. To make it flavorful you can add (a pod of cardamom and one teaspoon of rose water – optional). You can mix in the remaining fruits.
Makes 5 to 6 servings.
You can either store the porridge in fridge and scoop a small amount everyday. To 1/2 cup cooked porridge, you can add fruits, nuts or seasonings of your choice after warming it up. It stores in the fridge for 1 week. Alternatively you can freeze the porridge in serving size containers and warm it up and garnish as necessary.
|1 cup teff|
|1 Tbs flaxseed powder|
|1/2 tsp chia seeds|
|1/4 cup raisins|
|1 dried fig or 2 dates chopped|
|1 cup plant based milk (Soy milk or Almond milk)|
|Fruits (any, all,or none)|
|1 banana sliced|
|1 small apple cubed|
|1 bosch pear cubed|
|1/4 cup Mango sliced|
|1/4 cup pineapple cubed|
|1/4 cup blueberries|
|1/2 ounce nuts (almonds or walnuts) optional|