Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Gluten Free Teff Muffins

We eat a lot of muffins/sweetbreads at our house.  Most of them are on the sweet side, so I thought I needed to come up with a non-sweet muffin to complement soup, salad, or whatever.  I love the grain teff because it is packed with nutrients and tastes great, so I went in search for a teff muffin and this is what I came up with.  I would compare them to a bran muffin.  They are pretty plain, but great with some butter, jam, or whatever you like.  They have a great texture and went perfect with our favorite vegetable beef soup. 

Teff Muffins
adapted from Ginger Lemon Girl

1 1/2 c. teff flour
1/2 c. arrowroot flour/tapioca flour
1/4 c. flax meal
1/2 t. salt
2 t. baking powder
1 t. baking soda
1/4 c. brown sugar
4 eggs
1/4 c. oil
1/4 c. nonsweetened applesauce
1 c. milk(I used 3 T. lite coconut milk + water = 1 c.)
Whisk together dry ingredients.  In a blender, or another bowl, mix wet ingredients.  Pour wet ingredients into dry ones and stir until combined.  Pour into greased/lined muffin tins.  This batter is on the runnier side.  Makes 18.  Bake at 350 for 25 min. or until done.

This is linked to Linda's Gluten-Free Wednesdays & Allergy-free Wednesdays.  They both have a lot of great recipes to check out!


  1. I love teff. Will have to give these a try.

  2. Thanks for checking out my blog, I hope you like them!

  3. These look great. I am thinking of cutting more sugar out of my diet and was going to play around with muffin recipes. You read my mind. :) Did you use any gums in with your flour or does the flax keep it all held together?

  4. No gums needed in this recipe, they have a great texture and hold together great. I'm sure you could switch out the sugar to honey/agave if you wanted, but maybe add a couple TBS. extra flour to compensate for the liquid sweetner. Let me know how it works. Hope you like them!

  5. Yummy! I know we both LOVE teff...and these look like a great side for dinner!

  6. Thanks so much for linking up to Allergy-Free Wednesday. Hope to see you next week.

  7. Oh Boy, we are BIG fans of teff in our house! Every weekend we make our banana teff (and allergy-friendly) pancakes. They are a favorite. These muffins look incredible. Thanks for a great recipe!

    Be Well,

  8. I used to love bran muffins so the fact that you compare these to bran muffins has me interested in trying them. I haven't used teff flour much, but I do have some. Thanks for sharing at Gluten-Free Wednesdays!

  9. These are so yummy, nutritious, and easy on the tummy! I sweetened this with coconut sugar in place of brown sugar. Thanks for this recipe.