Ancient grain Teff a nutritional powerhouse
is a tiny grain, from the family of Lovegrass and comes in a variety of colors and has a mild, nutty flavor. Teff has an excellent balance of amino acids, and it is also high in protein, high calcium, and iron. Teff is high in resistant starch, a newly-discovered type of dietary fiber that can benefit blood sugar management, weight control, and colon health. A gluten-free grain with a mild flavor and an interesting history that traces back thousands of years, to ancient civilizations of Abyssinia, as a reliable support to our early ancestors’ survival.Teff was one of the earliest plants domesticated between 4000 BC and 1000 BC.
It grows quickly in most difficult climates and ranks high in our quest regarding a sustainable food supply
Makes 20 small pancakes
3 eggs or subsidize with 3 tablespoons flax seeds
2 ripe bananas
1 1/2 cups soy or almond milk
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 tablespoon honey
1 1/2 teaspoons oil (Avocado)
1 1/2 cups teff flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- Add eggs or subsidize eggs by grinding flax seeds in a blender until powdery. Add banana, almond or soymilk, vanilla, honey, and 1/2 teaspoon oil. Blend well.
- In a large mixing bowl, put teff flour, sea salt, and cinnamon. Stir in banana soymilk mixture.
- Place the skillet over medium heat, add oil to coat and pour out additional oil in a cup for next batch,using a ladle, scoop up the batter and pour it on the hot skillet, one spoon for each pancake.
- Cook pancakes for 3-4 minutes on the first side, or until you see tiny holes on the top of the pancakes. Flip them over and cook for another minute or two.
- Serve and enjoy ❤