How to make "Vegan Teff Waffles"

Vegan Teff Waffles are a wonderful innovation in the realm of plant-based cuisine. Teff is a fine grain that hails from Ethiopia, regions known for their unique and nutritious culinary offerings. It is the primary grain used in the creation of injera, a traditional Ethiopian flatbread. Teff is naturally gluten-free and packed with fiber, protein, and a range of vital minerals, making it a superfood in its own right.

In this recipe, we give a western twist to this ancient grain by creating delightful waffles that are not only gluten-free but also vegan. While waffles typically rely on eggs and dairy products for their structure and richness, this version uses flaxseed and chia seeds as binding agents, with banana providing natural sweetness. The result is a satisfying and guilt-free breakfast treat that doesn't compromise on flavor or texture.

We conceived this vegan teff waffle recipe to be testament to how versatile and innovative vegan cuisine can be. It is a dish that breaks borders, blending the nutritional values of Ethiopia with the comfort of Western breakfast food.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Servings: 4 waffles

Nutrition Profile: High Fiber, Protein-Rich, Low Sugar

How to make "Vegan Teff Waffles"



  • 1.5 cups teff
  • 1.5 tbsp flaxseed powder
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 4 tbsp water
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp oil (for greasing the waffle iron)



Step 1
In a small bowl, combine the flaxseed powder and 2 tablespoons of water to create a flax "egg." Set aside for 5 minutes until it gels up.

Step 2
In another bowl, mix the chia seeds with the remaining 2 tablespoons of water. Let this sit for about 5 minutes as well until it forms a gel-like consistency.

Step 3
In a large bowl, combine the teff, cinnamon, and salt. Stir to combine.

Step 4
Mash the ripe banana in a separate bowl until no large chunks remain. Add this to the teff mixture.

Step 5
Add the flax "egg," chia gel, and vanilla extract to the teff and banana mixture. Stir well to combine all the ingredients.

Step 6
Gradually add the cup of water, stirring continuously until the batter is well mixed. The batter should be pourable but not too thin.

Step 7
Preheat your waffle iron and lightly grease it with oil.

Step 8
Pour the batter into the waffle iron, being careful not to overfill it. Close the waffle iron and cook according to your waffle iron's instructions.

Step 9
Once the waffle is golden and crisp, carefully remove it from the waffle iron. Repeat with the remaining batter.

Step 10
Serve your vegan teff waffles warm with your choice of toppings such as fresh fruit, maple syrup, or a sprinkle of powdered sugar. Enjoy your wholesome and delicious breakfast!

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