Today, I have a recipe for Vegan Gluten-Free Chai-Spiced Teff Waffles. A few weeks ago I shared my Best Gluten-Free Vegan Brownies recipe and those were made out of teff flour as well. I’m loving it!
Please note that this post is sponsored by The Teff Company, the makers of Maskal Teff™ products. I’m so excited to work with them. It’s now my go-to gluten-free flour, and I think you’ll love cooking with it too. If you can’t find them in your local store, you can order Maskal Teff™ products on Amazon.
What is teff? It’s a tiny whole grain that originates from Ethiopia. If you’ve ever had Ethiopian food, you ate teff in the spongy sourdough flatbread called injera. While teff is used in the bread, it’s the fermentation process that gives it the traditional sour taste. You won’t find any of that in other baked goods made with teff flour.
I made these waffles in my Belgium waffle iron because to me a thick waffle is the best kind of waffle. I’m sure you can use this batter in a regular waffle maker or even make pancakes out of it, but I don’t know how many you’ll end up with. It will be more than the 4 Belgium waffles I got out of it.
I used the ivory teff flour in these, but I think the brown would do as well.
There are 2 kinds of teff: ivory and brown. The brown has a flavor that’s a little earthy. It’s perfect for anything chocolate and I think it would also go great with cinnamon. The ivory has a milder taste.