Hello! Double post today, I know! But we will be busy with family from out of town and rebuilding our living room this week-end so I figured I’d share now a new recipe!
So, although no one in my family is gluten intolerant (or at least, I don’t think we are), we’ve been trying to explore gluten-free cooking often as a source of variety and because honestly, it feels good! We are huge fans of quinoa, rice and millet. We are also even going to try to grow amaranth in our garden this year! But one grain I had never heard of until recently was Teff.
Apparently, according to Wikipedia, Eragrostis tef has been around since as far back as 8000 BC and was an important food source of the Egyptians. Nutritionally, it is insanely good for you, high in fiber, protein and calcium and is gluten-free.
So when I found out that I could buy it bulk near my sister’s place, I immediately jumped on it, brought it home, an there it sat for about 3 months now. Hmmm…
I decided today to go online and look for a recipe. I found this page that had quite a few ideas on what to make with it and the one that stood out was the recipe for peanut butter cookies. Now she gives ingredients, but little instructions, so I tried to play with ratios and here is what I came up with :
- 1 1/2 cup teff flour
- 1 egg
- 1 cup peanut butter (she said chunky, but I used organic smooth PB and I’m happy I did. Much easier to stop the cookie dough from breaking apart when shaping it.)
- 1/4 melted coconut oil
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
I rolled about 1 TBSP of dough in my hand to make about a 1 inch ball and then pressed it with a fork. At that ratio, I made 24 cookies. I baked them at 350’F for about 15 minutes, taking care to put parchment paper at the bottom of my cookie sheets.
They are delicious! They are soft in the middle, they crumble on the edges like shortbread… I adore them! I’m having cravings for french vanilla ice cream with these crumbled on top. Just yummy! And you barely feel bad for eating them, they are almost a power bar!
Hope you guys have a nice week-end!