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Teff flour for WW flour?

katydid13 Feb 8, 2010 08:40 PM

Does anyone have experience substituting teff flour for whole-wheat flour in various recipes? I have a couple of muffin recipes that might work that way & would appreciate any advice. Thanks!

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  1. goodhealthgourmet RE: katydid13 Feb 8, 2010 11:23 PM

    katydid, are you planning to sub *all* the flour, or just some? since teff flour lacks the gluten of wheat flour (which provides structure to the muffins), you'd need to make additional adjustments to the recipe if you replace all of it.

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      katydid13 RE: goodhealthgourmet Feb 9, 2010 06:54 AM

      That's the kind of advice I need! I will do whatever I can make it work; I'd just like to incorporate teff into my diet. For every cup of WW flour that the recipe calls for, could I make 1/4 or 1/3 of it teff?

      1. re: katydid13
        goodhealthgourmet RE: katydid13 Feb 9, 2010 09:45 AM

        well then, my dear, you've come to the right place :) teff is a great choice - flavorful, nutritious, and gentler on the digestive system than wheat. you can replace up to 1/4 cup of WW flour with teff flour.

        and when you're finished with the muffins, you can also use the flour to make injera (Ethiopian pancakes/crepes)...and thanks to the slightly nutty flavor it's delicious in peanut butter cookies or banana nut bread. try cooking with whole teff grains too - you can prepare them porridge-style, make a riff on rice/tapioca pudding, add them to soups/stews, or add them to baked goods for texture.

        hope that helps!

        1. re: goodhealthgourmet
          katydid13 RE: goodhealthgourmet Feb 9, 2010 06:59 PM

          Thanks! I've actually bought the whole grains & had a round of hot cereal already (it was great), but now I need to get the flour. Thanks for the tips.

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