Average: 5 (1 vote)
Active time
5 minutes
Total time
25 minutes
4 Servings

2 cups water

½ cup canned light coconut milk

1 cup teff (whole grain, not the flour)

½ teaspoon ground cardamom

¼ teaspoon sea salt 

1 tablespoon maple syrup 

¼ cup walnuts, chopped


  1. In a medium sized pot, bring the water and coconut milk to a boil and add the teff.
  2. Quickly lower the heat to simmer. 
  3. Stir in the cardamom and sea salt. 
  4. Cook (uncovered) for 20 minutes, or until all the liquid is absorbed.  Stir every 5 minutes or so, to keep the bottom from sticking. 
  5. When the teff is fully cooked, stir in the maple syrup and chopped walnuts to thoroughly incorporate.
  6. Serve hot (or chilled) and enjoy! 

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Calories: 260
Total Fat: 8g
Saturated Fat: 2.5g
Sodium: 160mg
Carbohydrate: 41g
Fiber: 4g
Total Sugar: 4g (Added Sugar: 3g)
Protein: 8g

Yield: 4 Servings

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This is absolutely delicious!!! We did it at a nutrition class. It was unanimous; everybody loved it!!

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