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.
- 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
- 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