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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.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Dairy Free, Gluten Free, No Added Sugar, Nut Free, Vegan
Servings 1 serving

Ingredients
  

Teff Porridge

  • 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

Warm Berries

  • 1 cup frozen berries I used strawberries and raspberries but any will work.
  • splash water

Instructions
 

Teff Porridge

  • 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.

Warm Berries

  • 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.