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

Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

  1. Place all the ingredients, except for coconut and walnuts, in a 2-quart saucepan, adding the water last.
  2. 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.
  3. Turn off the heat and let sit for 5 minutes to absorb the remaining liquid.
  4. Serve hot, either as is or topped with your favorite milk, yogurt, or maple syrup.
  5. Sprinkle with walnuts or shredded coconut to serve.