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Kickstart your morning- Teff Porridge With Apples, Dates, and Pecans

February 3, 2016

Nothing is more comforting than starting your day with a warm bowl of porridge. It’s even better when the porridge contains energy-sustaining ingredients, including teff, dates, apples, pecans, and cinnamon. This PBS recipe yields 2 servings.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup teff
  • 1 ½ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon butter (optional)
  • 6 mejdool dates, pitted and chopped
  • 1 apple, cubed small
  • One small handful of pecans, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ cup cream or milk of choice

Directions: 

  • Place a small heavy saucepan on medium-low heat and add the teff. 
  • Toast it, stirring frequently to make sure it doesn’t burn.
  • After about 5 to 10 minutes, the grains will make little crackling sounds as they start to pop. 
  • Add the water, butter, cinnamon, half of the dates, and stir well. 
  • Bring to a gentle boil, cover, and cook for about 15 to 20 minutes. If the porridge becomes too thick, you can add a little water.
  • Once the porridge is thickened to your liking and the grains are soft, about 15 to 20 minutes, remove from heat.
  • Stir in the cream or milk, ladle into bowls and top with chopped apple, pecans, and remaining chopped dates. 
  • Sweeten with honey or maple syrup to taste. 
  • Dust with a little cinnamon and serve.

Adapted from PBS

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36 Comments

  • Reply Aria on February 3, 2016 says;

    Great post and an awesome recipe.. very nice. I’m going to try this right away.

  • Reply Katherine on February 3, 2016 says;

    Awesome recipe. Love it

  • Reply Ambrosini Ami on February 3, 2016 says;

    Superb post! Crystal clear information. Love that photo. Neat post

  • Reply Stella Ester on February 3, 2016 says;

    Bella article

  • Reply Stephanie Grinnan on February 3, 2016 says;

    I love this recipe.

  • Reply Hellen on February 3, 2016 says;

    very very delicious. The very look of the dish is itself mouth watering. And the ingredients, a very healthy porridge.

    Thank you for sharing

  • Reply Alma on February 3, 2016 says;

    آخر لطيفة. شكرا لك. هذا سيكون وصفة عظيمة

  • Reply Jasmine on February 3, 2016 says;

    Excellent post my dear. This is a hot recipe that will sell in my home. Thanks

  • Reply Gabriella on February 3, 2016 says;

    Back to life with something real 🙂

  • Reply Cassandra on February 3, 2016 says;

    This is wonderful! I must try this

  • Reply Agnus D on February 3, 2016 says;

    Print, Pin, Prepare 😀

  • Reply Vera Gottlieb on February 3, 2016 says;

    I’ve fallen in love with this recipe. Thanks to you and PBS. That picture is awesome.. Wish that picture could come alive!

  • Reply Kamille Poire on February 3, 2016 says;

    Looks interesting…I think I’ll give it a try!

  • Reply J. Elliott on February 3, 2016 says;

    Valentine’s day gift 😀

  • Reply Kathleen on February 3, 2016 says;

    I’ve never tried teff, am going to try this one out!
    Thanks

  • Reply Sara @ LovingOnTheRun on February 3, 2016 says;

    has just peaked my interest!

  • Reply Dorothy on February 3, 2016 says;

    Great recipe!

  • Reply Yasmin Pinto Fernandes on February 3, 2016 says;

    ;Brilliant recipe

  • Reply Sadie on February 3, 2016 says;

    Amazing

  • Reply Gianna on February 3, 2016 says;

    This looks so delish! Can’t wait to try it! I have never used teff before…

  • Reply Peggy on February 3, 2016 says;

    Your porridge is the perfect inspiration to tear into it! Thanks!

  • Reply Jenn M on February 3, 2016 says;

    Beautiful post!

  • Reply Hadewych on February 3, 2016 says;

    This is awesome! Nice recipe

  • Reply Febinna on February 3, 2016 says;

    fantastic recipe…thanks

  • Reply Lauren on February 3, 2016 says;

    Sounds like a good alternative to oatmeal. Will have to check it out!

  • Reply Allison @ Clean Wellness on February 3, 2016 says;

    This looks great! I’ve never tried teff before. I think I need to pick up a bag and give it a go!

  • Reply Daniella S on February 3, 2016 says;

    A keeper recipe!

  • Reply Janice on February 3, 2016 says;

    What an awesome gluten-free alternative to cream of wheat! I am so excited!

  • Reply Camila on February 3, 2016 says;

    I’m so excited to have another option for a healthy breakfast besides steel cut oats. Thanks so much for posting this recipe. 🙂

  • Reply Amanda Paa on February 3, 2016 says;

    added this to my porridge obsession…

  • Reply Dora J. Vong on February 3, 2016 says;

    teff is a super magical food and such an easy breakfast!

  • Reply Allison on February 3, 2016 says;

    This recipe sounds heavenly

  • Reply Sophie | The Green Life on February 3, 2016 says;

    This is a lovely recipe! Thanks

  • Reply Maya on February 3, 2016 says;

    this porridge sounds crazy good, I am totally going to go out and buy some teff flour so I can make it!

  • Reply Athleticavocado on February 3, 2016 says;

    This seems like the perfect breakfast

  • Reply Chantelle on February 3, 2016 says;

    I’m super stoked with this recipe! Thanks

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