Teff is the tiniest grain with the highest health benefits. Teff flour is a gluten free wheat alternative and an excellent source of minerals.
You cannot find gluten in teff flour, but you can find a significant amount of iron and calcium, protein and fibre and Vitamin B. Moreover, this gluten free flour substitute can help you control your blood sugar levels as well. Originally teff came to us from Ethiopia, so don’t be surprised when you see Ethiopian teff on the labels.
On top of the minerals and vitamins, teff is high in fibre as well which helps you with your balanced diet. It contains 17 times the calcium than any whole wheat which will contribute towards your bone health. Moreover, it contains five times the fibre than wheat flour. Not bad from a gluten free flour, is it? Fibre from teff flour will help you reduce the toxin level of your body and get rid of the accumulated waste.
Teff flour can be the basic building block of your weight losing plan as well. A balanced diet which helps you lose weight needs fibre, and teff is full of it. The additional calcium and the gluten free benefits will make this process quicker for you.
You can use teff flour for sweet and savoury recipes. However, we believe the traditional Ethiopian teff flatbread recipe is the most wanted of all. This gluten free flatbread is more like a pancake or crepes, but you can eat it with curries and other dishes.
Ethiopian Injera recipe – Ethiopian gluten free flatbread
the original recipe is from VeganRicha
How to prepare Injera, a gluten free flatbread from teff flour:
- Mix the teff flour with half a cup of water and the yeast and maple syrup.
- Cover the mixture with a damp towel and let it sit for an hour.
- Then whisk the remaining water with the salt and vinegar and add it to the mixture. Mix them well. Finally, whisk the baking powder to the batter.
- Heat a pan on a medium heat. Sprinkle it with oil.
- Pour 2-3 tablespoon of batter into the hot pan and make a thin pancake-like flatbread.
- Once bubbles appear, cover the pan with a lid for a minute.
- When you remove the lid, cook the teff flour flatbread until the centre is set and the edges start to pull away from the pan. It should take 3-5 minutes.