African teff porridge with cherries and syrup
This delicious Teff porridge drizzled with cream, and syrup and topped with almonds and cherries, is both vegan and gluten-free. A wonderfully nutritious breakfast option. 
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Livhuwani is a recipe creator & food blogger with a passion for encouraging people to eat more plants and championing indigenous African ingredients. In this article, Livhuwani shares a nutritious recipe for Vegan Teff Porridge. 

Vegan Teff Porridge

Teff porridge – a gluten-free and super nutritious breakfast meal, drizzled with cream, and syrup and topped with almonds and cherries. Teff, native to Ethiopia and Eritrea, is one of the tiniest and most nutrient-rich grains in the world.

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What You’ll Need

  • Teff: Teff is a small, gluten-free grain that is native to Ethiopia and is commonly used in Ethiopian cuisine. It is high in protein, fiber, and other nutrients. Teff can be found at many health food stores, specialty grocery stores, or online retailers. It may also be available at some farmers’ markets.

Other ingredients:

  • Water
  • Salt
  • Almond milk
  • Maple syrup
  • Almonds chopped 
  • Fresh Cherries

How to Make this Vegan Teff Porridge

Step one: cook the teff

To cook teff, combine it with water in a medium-sized pot. Rinse, drain, and then refill with fresh water. Bring the pot to a boil on the stove over medium heat. When the teff begins to bubble, begin stirring with a wooden spoon to prevent lumps from forming. Reduce the heat to low and continue to simmer for 12 minutes, or until the porridge thickens.

Step two: add the plant-based milk

Stir in your preferred plant-based milk; add more as needed to achieve the desired consistency. Remove the pot from the heat and set it aside to cool the teff porridge.

Step three: add in all other ingredients, serve, and enjoy!

Transfer to a bowl, then top the porridge with almonds, cherries, additional maple syrup, and milk. Enjoy while it’s still warm.

Teff porridge

African teff porridge with cherries and syrup

Vegan Teff Porridge

5 from 4 votes
This delicious Teff porridge drizzled with cream, and syrup and topped with almonds and cherries, is both vegan and gluten-free. A wonderfully nutritious breakfast option. 
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Author: Livhuwani Tshikhudo
Servings: 3 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Teff
  • 1- litre water
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • ¼ cup almonds chopped
  • ¼ cup cherries

Instructions

  • To cook teff; combine teff and water in a medium-sized pot. Rinse, drain, and then refill with fresh water. Bring the pot to a boil on the stove over medium heat.
  • When the teff begins to bubble, begin stirring with a wooden spoon to prevent lumps from forming. Reduce the heat to low and continue to simmer for 12 minutes, or until the porridge thickens.
  • Stir in your preferred plant-based milk; add more as needed to achieve the desired consistency. Remove the pot from the heat and set it aside to cool the teff porridge.
  • Transfer to a bowl, then top the porridge with almonds, cherries, additional maple syrup, and milk. Enjoy while it’s still warm.
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One Comment

  1. 5 stars
    Really simple and filling recipe. I added some banana and used pecan nuts as I am out of almonds. What I would have liked to know in advance is that the porridge thickens quite a bit while cooling. I thought it would be too runny but then it was just fine. Also any suggestions for rinsing and draining? Teff is finer than my sieves.

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