The tiny Teff Millet a healthy addition in our kitchen
Teff Millet is the tiniest millet, so another type of millet and another ancient grain. It is not possible to peel the tiny seeds. So Teff is wholesome and rich in vital substances! Teff is said to consist of complex carbohydrates that are designed to provide long-lasting energy. Also, Teff is like quinoa and Millet a protein-rich cereal. It also has a lot of fiber.
Since it is not possible to peel the Teff, the flour is not white but reminds both the color and taste of whole wheat flour. You can use Teff as flour, but also as a whole grain, in puffed form or as flakes.
Teff comes from Ethiopia
Teff is the smallest grain in the world and comes from Ethiopia . It is gluten-free, but the Teff flour still has excellent baking properties. And since there is no shelled Teff, it is whole and therefore rich in vitality. Especially calcium, magnesium and iron, the mini-grain provides in reasonable quantities. Teff is also one of the most protein-rich cereals. At the same time, it tastes very delicious, and you can turn it into all kinds of delicacies, such as the traditional flatbread of Ethiopia or sweet pancakes.
Teff has been able to assert itself in Ethiopia to this day as the most important grain because it is undemanding, tolerates both drought periods and water congestion, is hardly affected by pests or diseases, and it can be stored well. It is a fact that the Ethiopian peasants have been selecting the tiny seeds by hand in a laborious way for generations. It is non-GMO and does not need pesticides. In the Western industrial nations, interest in Teff and other gluten-free cereals is growing more and more.
More and more people are opting for a gluten-free diet, avoiding wheat flour, and turning to other cereals, although sometimes their processing is more difficult. Connoisseurs therefore highly value the miniature millet, because, despite its being gluten-free, it also has good baking properties and can also contribute very well to weight loss diet and diabetes concerning health.
See below some delicious healthy recipes.
The Tiny Teff Millet You Will Love In Your Gluten Free Kitchen
Teff is a small grain, popular in Ethiopian baking. Its unique flavor and fluffy texture make it the perfect candidate for gluten-free pancakes! Spiced with cinnamon and topped with fruit, who could ask for more?
In this recipe for bread, all-purpose flour is replaced with a healthier, ancient grain flour: teff! Along with wheat bran and chia seeds (as a replacement for egg) this bread is just as moist and dense as any other regular bread, but much healthier! Toast a slice with some vegan butter and jam or serve it alongside some tofu scramble for a wholesome breakfast.
There is something truly special about Ethiopian cuisine. Between the aromatic flavor profiles, to the way that it’s prepared and served, it’s truly a unique and awesome experience! A classic is Spiced Stew and this sourdough flatbread!
Looking for the perfect breakfast? Look no further. This recipe is easy, nutritious and most importantly – super tasty. Plus, this porridge gets its golden color from turmeric so it has tons of heal benefits come with using the magical spice.
Butternut squash, teff and millet create naturally sweet croquettes. Sprinkling ground almonds before frying the croquettes in ghee makes for rich comfort food. Serve as an appetizer or main course with a creamy white sauce.