Two-Way Chocolate Teff Pudding Pies

February 21, 2011
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  • Makes 15 pudding pies
Author Notes

I’m intrigued by the viscosity of teff. You wouldn’t think such the smallest grain in the world would emit so much grain-glue. And yet it does! I added some dried apricots to the pudding for some sweetness and so I could use the pectin as another natural bonding agent. I wasn’t planning on preparing the pudding two ways, but I felt like I couldn’t really congratulate myself on my innovative teff-apricot-chocolate pudding when it still looked like any other chocolate pudding.

So I popped half of the batter in the oven and was quite pleased with the results. Not unlike molten chocolate cakes, the outside turned brownie-like, while the inside remained pudding-like. And voila, a healthy, whole-grain pudding pie! (And, I'm hoping, the only hand-held pudding entry.) Learn more about me here: http://jessicatom.com/ —Jessica Tom

What You'll Need
  • 1 1/4 cups cooked teff
  • 1/3 cup milk (I used whole grain rice milk, though any milk would do)
  • 1/3 cup dried apricots
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder (heaping)
  • 15 toasted walnuts (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Combine the teff, milk, dried apricots and cocoa powder in a high-powered blender. Mix on high. Your teff might be dry, so add more milk as necessary. Mix until a thick, yet fluid batter forms.
  3. Reserve half of pudding/batter and put in refrigerator. Dollop the remaining pudding/batter into mounds onto a lightly greased cookie sheet (these will spread slightly).
  4. Cook for 15 minutes, or until the pudding pies have formed a slight shell (the shell will harden as the pudding pie cools). Let the cookies cool on the sheet for 10 minutes.
  5. Remove pudding pie from cookie sheet and dollop remaining pudding/batter on top. Top with a walnut, if desired.
  6. Repeat with all pudding pies. Serve slightly warm.
  7. Enjoy!
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9 Reviews

Sagegreen February 26, 2011
Thank you, Jessica Tom. I really like your recipe a lot. I didn't do the baked part, but love the first way. I will make this again and try the baked version another time. You have inspired me to reform my whole breakfast routine. I really love teff!
Jessica T. February 27, 2011
Yay, thanks! I think the pudding gets better with time, too. Glad you enjoyed it! Teff is fun to play with.
Sagegreen February 23, 2011
How interesting. I have never tried teff before....starting Monday I have begun my healthier eating, so I would like to try this. Might try it with almond milk.
Jessica T. February 23, 2011
Awesome. The cocoa powder will make the transition a little easier... :)
Sagegreen February 25, 2011
Ok, just bought the teff: I am making this over the weekend!
Bernadette T. February 22, 2011
Sound delicious and healthy
Jessica T. February 22, 2011
ha, thanks Mom.
Jessica T. February 22, 2011
Thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed.
ratatouille February 22, 2011
This is great!