Breakfast reform

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Author Notes: Thanks to Jessica Tom I have just tried cooking teff to make her wonderful pudding recipe (really great, btw). At the market I had found both teff flour and teff grain. Going with teff grain (right choice), I was then struck by how really tiny these grains are. I was also a little suspicious that they would taste...well, you know, good for you, but really not that good. But, the flavor and texture both deliver....and I mean good for you and really good tasting! I think I have just made a new best friend!Sagegreen

Serves 2

  • 1/3 cup brown teff grains
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 1 inch piece of raw peeled ginger
  • 2 ounces pepitas
  • 2 ounces premium dried cranberries
  • splash of organic almond or rice milk
  1. Roast the grains in a frying pan. Combine them in a sauce pan with the water and about 1/2 inch of ginger slices. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes until the water is absorbed. Let sit off heat for 5 minutes.
  2. Scoop into two bowls while warm. Add the pepitas and cranberries on top. Grate the remaining ginger on top. Add a splash of almond or rice milk. Feel pretty darn virtuous about the start of your new day.
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Mrs._larkin_370

over 3 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

This looks great! It reminds me of amaranth grain, which i just picked up yesterday, and so far have only had in a porridge. Will be on the lookout for this, too!

Bike2

over 3 years ago Sagegreen

Thanks, mrslarkin. There is no bitterness with this at all. Love amaranth, too.

Gator_cake

over 3 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

Now that you've discovered teff you need to make some injera bread! Yum.

Bike2

over 3 years ago Sagegreen

So many discoveries ahead...so much fun. Still loving this site for sharing!

Bike2

over 3 years ago Sagegreen

Thanks! I just googled that....really cool. So many ethnic variations.

Gator_cake

over 3 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

Now I'm craving Ethiopian food!