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Teff porridge with dates and apple

Total Time
30 min
5 min
25 min
With a mild nutty flavour, teff is packed with protein, iron, calcium and amino acids. When cooked, it has a similar taste to raw cacao powder and adds a crunchy texture to salads or porridge.


Brown teff

200 g, (1 cup)

Coconut milk, reduced-fat, unsweetened

1 cup(s), (250ml)

Vanilla bean extract, alcohol free

½ tsp

Ground cinnamon

½ tsp

Mixed spice

¼ tsp

Fresh dates

6 individual, pitted and chopped

Green apple, unpeeled

1 medium, grated

Coconut, grated and desiccated

20 g, flakes, toasted


1 tbs, chopped, toasted

Maple syrup

2 tbs


  1. Heat a heavy-based frying pan over medium heat. Cook teff for 3-4 minutes, shaking pan frequently, until toasted. Grains will start to pop when toasted.
  2. Transfer teff to a medium saucepan. Add 2 cups (500ml) water, coconut milk, vanilla, cinnamon, mixed spice and half the dates. Bring to the boil. Stir and reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 15-20 minutes or until thick and creamy.
  3. Spoon porridge into serving bowls. Top with remaining dates, apple, coconut flakes, pistachio and syrup.