Apple Pie Breakfast Porridge with Teff

Apple Pie Breakfast Porridge with Teff
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Cinnamon Apple Teff Porridge
Isabelle Burden
Cinnamon Apple Teff Porridge

With its pleasant flavor and distinct texture, think of teff porridge as oatmeal with soul. An excellent source of both calcium and vitamin C, this Ethiopian whole grain is a great way to start your day. Cinnamon and nutmeg perfectly complement its natural nutty sweetness, while warm apple compote makes this breakfast porridge as delicious as it is healthy. 

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2
Servings
402
Calories Per Serving
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Notes

*Note: If you do not wish to use stevia, maple syrup makes a delicious substitute.

Ingredients

  • 1/2  Cup  whole-grain teff
  • 1 1/2  Cup  plus 1 tablespoon water
  • 1  Teaspoon  cinnamon
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  nutmeg
  • 2  Tablespoons  salted butter
  • 1/2  apple, peeled and cut into small chunks
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  maple syrup
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  salt
  • 3/4  Cups  unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  vanilla extract
  • packets stevia, such as Wholesome Sweeteners*

Directions

Heat a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat. Toast the teff, stirring frequently, for 3-6 minutes. To the toasted grains, add 1 ½ cups of the water, cinnamon, nutmeg, and 1 tablespoon of the butter. Reduce the heat to a low boil and cook, covered, for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, place a small saucepan over medium-high heat. To the pan, add the remaining butter. Place the apple in the melted butter. Cook the apple until soft, about 3 minutes. Add the remaining water to briefly steam the fruit, then add the maple syrup and stir to coat the apples. Remove the from the heat and set aside.

After the teff has cooked for 10 minutes, remove the lid from the pot and stir in the salt, coconut milk, vanilla extract, and stevia. Reduce the heat to low and cook the mixture uncovered, stirring occasionally, for another 5-10 minutes.

Serve the teff porridge warm with the apple compote over top.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
18g
26%
Sugar
5g
6%
Saturated Fat
10g
42%
Cholesterol
38mg
13%
Carbohydrate, by difference
46g
35%
Protein
13g
28%
Vitamin A, RAE
341µg
49%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
288mg
29%
Choline, total
21mg
5%
Fiber, total dietary
6g
24%
Folate, total
109µg
27%
Iron, Fe
11mg
61%
Magnesium, Mg
91mg
28%
Manganese, Mn
2mg
100%
Niacin
7mg
50%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
320mg
46%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
26µg
47%
Sodium, Na
403mg
27%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
216g
8%
Zinc, Zn
3mg
38%

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