Spiced Teff Porridge with Warm Berries
A simple teff porridge zhouzhed up with spices and a deliciously juicy and warm berry sauce for a hearty breakfast.
- 1/3 cup brown teff grains
- 1/3 cup water
- 2/3 cup milk any milk of your choosing
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup frozen berries I used strawberries and raspberries but any will work.
- splash water
Add the brown teff grains to a dry pan. Toast over medium heat for 3 minutes. Shake the pan every now and then so it doesn’t burn.
Once the teff grains have been toasted, add them to a small saucepan along with the water, milk and spices, mix to combine. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes. Stir the porridge every so often and almost constantly towards the end. When it’s ready the liquid will have completely absorbed and it becomes a thick, creamy porridge. Remove from heat and cover with a lid and let it rest for 5 minutes.
Once the teff has rested it becomes thick. If you want a looser porridge, like I prefer and as per the picture, stir in some milk and mix well to loosen it up and make it creamier.
Serve the porridge topped with the warm berries and honey/maple syrup if desired and enjoy immediately.
While the porridge is cooking, make the warm berries. Add berries to a pan along with a splash of water. Cook on low for 8-10 minutes stirring often. The berries will start softening and releasing juices, smash them with the back of a spoon. When they’re slightly thickened but still juicy they’re ready.