Breakfast is an “important meal of the day”.
Take a break from brown rice, quinoa and even multi vitamin pills. Consuming a variety of grains gives you all the key nutrients you need. Unique nutrients in each seasonal whole-grains are your multi vitamin, omega-3 pills.
Breakfast being the most important meal of the day, kick-start your metabolism with this 10 minute high protein, moderate carbohydrates and fiber rich breakfast. Healthy breakfast makes a difference in how your body produces and processes glucose, or blood sugar. If think breakfast is doughnut with coffee, or sugary cereal with store-bought fruit juice, you’re setting yourself in sugar havoc. Fortunately, as all-natural food blogger, I am here to help you with breakfast that is flavorful as well as healthy. There are many breakfast items that taste great and are good for you. Eating breakfast can improve endurance exercise performance.
Teff Flour is ancient gluten-free grain from Ethiopia. Teff is the tiny seed that contains plenty of the nutrition. Teff grains are tiny, almost the same size as poppy seeds. It can either be cooked as grain, or as flour. You can safely substitute at least 1/4 to 1/3rd of all-purpose flour with teff flour in recipes. Adding teff triples or even quadruples nutrition and aromatic flavor. Teff is a good source of iron, protein, calcium and an excellent source of fiber.
After hearing about teff flour, I ordered online. I truly didn’t know much about teff till then as how it tastes, its texture. I gave it a try, and pancakes turned out very good. I didn’t add white flour or baking soda, still they turned out great. If you are unsure about if you or your kids like teff taste, start with replacing half all-purpose flour with teff flour. As I believe in all-natural cooking, I never bought syrup. I use honey or agave nectar instead. I haven’t tried these pancakes for vegans or paleo. But anyone who knows proportions to replace egg and milk to make it vegan, I am sure it can be made.
- 1 cup - Teff flour
- 1 egg
- ¼th cup milk
- Water - enough
- ⅛th tsp - vanilla essence
- To sprinkle
- Powdered brown sugar
- Beat egg in a bowl.
- Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Make sure consistency is semi solid to pour. If too watery, add teff flour. If too thick, add water.
- Heat griddle. Heat to medium. Grease with butter.
- Pour batter on griddle. Cook for 1 minute or till golden brown.
- Flip and cook other side.
- Remove to a plate.
- Sprinkle honey and powdered sugar.
- Serve hot.