Oat Teff Pancakes

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Oat Teff Pancakes with Fresh Berries | Naturally Ella

You may think, based on photos I've shared or things I've written, that my pantry is perfectly organized. It may be organized for a few days but eventually, it becomes overrun with grains, legumes, and canned items. Usually once it gets out of control, I start cooking my way back to organized.

For a month or so, I've had a loose bag of teff waiting to be used. And so, I made these teff pancakes. I ground part of the teff and cooked the other part (a good reason why having a grain mill is awesome). Of course, if you don't have a grain mill, you can buy flour or use 100% oat flour and mix in the cooked teff. These are gluten-free and can stand up to change.

Oat Teff Pancakes with Fresh Berries | Naturally Ella
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Oat Teff Pancakes

2 servings
A gluten-free, whole grain pancake featuring teff, oat flour, and teff flour. These pancakes are perfect with a simple topping like fresh berries and butter. 
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Calories: 354kcal
  • 1/2 cup oat flour (50 g)
  • 1/2 cup brown teff flour (76g)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs (100 g)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1/2 cup cooked brown teff (50 g)
  1. Combine oat flour, teff flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Give a stir to combine. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, and butter. Fold in cooked teff. Set aside and let rest for 5 minutes.
  2. Heat a skillet or griddle over low to medium-low heat and grease with butter or oil if need be. When skillet is hot (if you flick water onto the skillet, it should sizzle), take a scant ¼ cup of batter and pour onto skillet. If the batter is too thick, add a tablespoon or two of milk to thin the batter slightly. 
  3.  Let cook for 1-2 minutes (until the pancakes begins to bubble slightly. Flip and let cook for another 1-2 minutes until pancake is cooked through. Serve with butter, maple syrup, and a handful of fresh berries. 
Recipe Notes
Tips & Tricks: I like planning these pancakes a day after I've made teff. Using leftover grains makes these pancakes quick!
Stock up: get the pantry ingredients you will need: Teff, Oat Flour, Blackberries
Nutrition: see the information.


Calories: 354kcal
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time :15 minutes

teff pancakes


These pancakes are a little extra work because of the cooked grains but I like the texture difference the small cooked grains add. Plus, I find the flavor of teff to be a bit more earthy and rich compared to other grains which makes these pancakes feel a bit more decadent.

Flours: Mix up the flours! I've also been known to make buckwheat-oat pancakes or use a mix like millet, sorghum, oat, and teff. It's really up to you and based on what you might have on hand.

Grains: I know for most, teff isn't a pantry staple. Millet and quinoa would also make a nice addition to the pancakes.

Toppings: Roasted fruit, curds- like lemon or orange, and fruit sauces would all work well. During the spring I like rhubarb sauce but during winter, lemon curd!

Oat Teff Pancakes | Naturally Ella

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2 comments on “Oat Teff Pancakes”

  1. I love making teff pancakes! Usually I just use oat flour and throw the teff in whole grain form without cooking first- the pancakes come out with a little crunch that is wonderful!!! Also I add blueberries, cinnamon, and some vanilla extract, and sometimes walnuts.


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