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Teff Cinnamon Pancakes (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Updated on November 7, 2015

Add This Ancient Ethiopian Grain To Your Breakfast Repertoire For Iron! (Popeye the sailor man would approve!)

You'll be tempted to skip your multivitamin when I tell you about this breakfast, which is especially good for women of childbearing age. This powerhouse grain boasts twice as much iron as both wheat and barley. Teff is one of the smallest grains in the world. It measures 1/32 of an inch in diameter. Teff grain is ground into flour and can be used as a substitute in most baking for all or part of the wheat flour. Teff is a gluten free grain and works best in baked goods that do not depend on gluten for its structure. Teff can be substituted in wheat flour recipes at about 25%. The Ethiopians ferment Teff and use it to make injera, a traditional sourdough-type flatbread. Here, you can use it to make your pancakes, and many other recipes that I'll be coming up with in the future. Enjoy this nutty flavored, warmly spiced dish with maple flavored agave and soy free earth balance buttery spread...I DO!

  • Prep time: 2 min
  • Cook time: 4 min
  • Ready in: 6 min
  • Yields: 1


  • 4 tablespoons teff flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon saigon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk


  1. Mix dry ingredients and then add wet.
  2. Pour into greased pan and cook over low heat.
  3. Be sure to keep the pancakes small as they are delicate when flipping.
  4. Garnish with soy free earth balance buttery spread and maple agave.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 150

* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.


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