I’m rather surprised I haven’t shared a similar teff porridge recipe on the site as it’s a staple in our house. Teff’s unique nutty flavor and ability to cook up creamy makes it the perfect porridge grain. If you’re unfamiliar with teff, it’s akin to quinoa in that it’s actually a seed but typically consumed as a grain. Teff has a natural undertone akin to chocolate which makes it the perfect partner. This porridge feels a bit on the indulgent side but a quick look at the ingredients will show that it’s a wonderful way to start your day.Print
A perfect way to start your day, this chocolate amaranth porridge is rich and filling without being overly sweet.
- 1 1/2 cups plain (unsweetened almond milk)
- 2 scoops Kashi GOLEAN® Plant Powered Dark Cocoa Power
- 1/2 cup teff
- 1/2 vanilla bean
- 2 to 3 teaspoons maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon chopped dark chocolate (plus extra for garnishing)
- Pinch of salt
- Sliced Almonds (for topping)
- In a blender, combine the almond milk with the protein powder, blending until smooth.
- Combine the almond milk mixture with the teff and beans from the half of vanilla bean. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, cover, and let cook, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes. If the porridge begins to thicken too much, add a splash more almond milk as needed.
- Add in the maple syrup, dark chocolate, and salt. Cover and continue to cook until the porridge is thick and creamy, 3 to 5 minutes. Taste and adjust salt/sweetener as desired.
- Place in a bowl and sprinkle with extra chocolate and sliced almonds.
Step by Step
I think my favorite part of this teff porridge, besides the fact that I can feel great about eating chocolate for breakfast, is that the chocolate flavor is actually Kashi’s protein powder instead of just using cocoa powder. The protein powder really helps to bulk up this recipe, making it a great way to start your day. Plus the teff makes it creamy and delicious- almost like eating gooey brownies.
Milks: We always have almond milk on hand but other alternative milks I like: hemp, hazelnut or even coconut (the coconut would be amazing topped with toasted coconut flakes!)
Grains: Teff is really the best option because of the underlying chocolate flavors but my other favorite porridge grain, amaranth, would work as well.
Peanut/Almond Butter: Try topping the porridge with a scoop of peanut butter or almond butter- both are wonderful with chocolate (and is up there with my favorite flavor combination!)
I’m usually not a big fan of protein powders but I really fell for Kashi’s new line that features a lot of good ingredients (like legumes!) The flavors are solid (chocolate is my favorite but the plain is also really good) and they are easy to use in a lot of different ways. This teff porridge is one of the more fun ways I like to use the protein powders but of course, there’s always the smoothie or smoothie bowl route! Try adding the new plant-based powders to:
Disclosure: This recipe was created in partnership with Kashi. All thoughts and opinions are my own. It’s content like this that helps me keep this site running to provide the vegetarian recipes you see every week.