Apple Pie Breakfast Porridge with Teff

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Apple Pie Breakfast Porridge with Teff
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
489
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
  • 4 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.

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Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
31g
48%
Sugar
9g
N/A
Saturated Fat
24g
100%
Cholesterol
31mg
10%
Protein
8g
17%
Carbs
48g
16%
Vitamin A
99µg
11%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
13.9%
Vitamin C
3mg
5%
Vitamin D
0.2µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
0.5mg
2.4%
Vitamin K
3µg
4%
Calcium
130mg
13%
Fiber
6g
23%
Folate (food)
14µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
14µg
3%
Iron
7mg
37%
Magnesium
134mg
33%
Monounsaturated
4g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
11%
Phosphorus
298mg
43%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
456mg
13%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
10%
Sodium
706mg
29%
Sugars, added
3g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
14.5%
Trans
0.5g
N/A
Zinc
2mg
16%

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