If you’ve never baked with gluten-free teff flour, I’m insisting that you at least try. These cookies will convince you that teff flour should be one of the healthier flours in your pantry.
Let’s chat about why you should bake with teff…
First, it’s one of the tiniest grains in the world. Since it’s so small it’s more difficult to grind and thus retains more of it’s nutritional value. It’s also high in calcium and vitamin C; two nutrients not commonly found in grains.
According to The Whole Grains Council, teff is made up of resistant starch. This newly discovered type of dietary fiber is thought to control blood sugar levels, assist in weight control, and help with colon health.
But does it taste good? You bet!
And here’s how I know…my picky husband ate not one but 3 of these cookies. He loved them sandwiched with ice cream, too.
Where To Find Teff Flour
There are two types – ivory and the darker brown. I’ve only used the brown teff flour so far – it’s slightly more nutritious than ivory. I’ve read that ivory is milder in taste. As soon as I try it out I’ll give you a full report.
If you can’t find teff flour locally, buy it here:
- Whole Grain Teff Flour, 1 (24 ounce) bag from iHerb.com (use coupon code SIR086 to get $5 off your first order)
- Whole Grain Teff Flour 4 (24 ounce) bags from Amazon.com (use the Subscribe & Save option to save 15% and get free shipping)
And then, make these cookies….and watch them disappear.
Other Teff Recipes:
- Carrot Date Spice Muffins from SS&GF
- Whole Grain Naan Flatbread from Book of Yum
- Chocolate Chip Banana Teff Bread from The Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen