daily food photo: teff porridge

whole grain teff porridge

maple syrup, sliced almonds, sour cherries. sunlight.

17 comments on “daily food photo: teff porridge

  1. Shauna

    I buy my dried fruit at Trader Joe’s. On the West Coast, all TJ’s dried fruit is gluten-free.

    Yummy? Yes.

  2. Sarah B.

    how do you make teff porridge? Your site is awesome–I have become obsessed with baking after following your blog the past 18 months. You’ve helped me make some fantastic treats 🙂 Thanks so much!!!

  3. Alison

    That looks just like the chocolate Malt-O-Meal I saw in the store the other day. I’m sure Malt-O-Meal has gluten in it though.

    How does dried fruit come in contact with gluten. Do they dust the raisins and such with flour to keep moisture away?

  4. Mike Eberhart

    I like teff served that way too. My older sister and mother turned me on to eating the cooked teff grain for breakfast. Prior to that, I really only thought of teff as a flour to use in some of our breads and other recipes. Nice picture Shauna!

  5. ryan

    It’s amazing how much sunlight adds to the dish. Truly. When you live in the Pac NW, it adds to everything when you can get it.

  6. Food Allergy Queen

    Hm. Is teff nutty like quinoa? I too have only seen teff flour, and not whole teff grains like this. I’ll have to look into it, thanks!

  7. Shauna

    Sarah b,

    I’m so happy I could help! Teff porridge is so easy. Whole grain teff (1/2 cup) meets boiling water. Fifteen minutes later, you have porrdige.


    I know! You started me on it.


    Malt-o-Meal definitely has gluten. That’s okay. I prefer teff.

    Some dried fruits are dusted with flour. Some are processed in a facility that processes gluten. In fact, I went to Trader Joe’s today, and some of their fruit says on the package, “Made in a facility that also uses wheat.” Gah! I won’t be eating those anymore.


    I know. Isn’t it amazing what we are discovering?

    Kimberly and Ryan,

    Sunlight is essential. I had plenty of it in Arizona. So sad that spring is still months away…

    Food allergy queen,

    Teff porridge has this beautiful, chocolately-maple-syrup taste to it. Just gorgeous. Even the Chef loves it.

    I have a link to whole grain teff on the right-side of the screen of my website. I want everyone to be able to buy it!

  8. Jean Layton-GF Momma

    Terrific! one more addition to the morning repertoire! I love TJ’s and just can’t wait till the Bellingham one opens in the summer.
    I think the new labeling requirements are going to have a big influence on that “manufactured in factories containing wheat” notation.

  9. Ceri

    Thanks Shauna,
    I was hoping you had found a magical place where the dried fruit wasn’t contaminated. Oh well. Back to drying my own.

    GF in Eugene

  10. Anonymous

    hi! 🙂 first time writing– just wanted to ask if anyone heard about TEFF grains being contaminated (not by gluten)something about that is why the iron level are so high.. it's surely a false statement– but wanted to ask if anyone heard anything on that- i love Teff– especially being anemiccc!

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