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Monday, February 17, 2014

Teff Cold Cereal (corn-free, gluten free, soy free, chemical and color free)

1 cup Teff flour
3/4-1 cup water
3 Tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon salt.
coconut flakes
chia seed(or hairy basil which are similar, we used hairy basil because they digest better for Abby)

Mix it together. IF your batter is too thin your flakes will be too delicate and not hold up to "milk". Too little water and they will need to soak a long time in your milk to get them soft enough to eat. I have been using 1 cup to 1 cup of teff and water. The batter is like a not quite thick enough frosting.

Spread it thin on the dehydrator sheets(like you would use for fruit leather)

Sprinkle with coconut flakes on half your sheets. On the other half sprinkle with chia or hairy basil

4-6 hours in the dehydrator. Allow to cool. They should be crisp at this point, if not, continue dehydrating until finished.

Once dry and crispy, break into ragged pieces.

Store in cool dry container.

Use your imagination for topping the wet batter. How about cookie crumbs? All those broken cookies can be crushed into a fine crumb to sprinkle on. If you can have nuts, finely crushed nuts sprinkled on top would be great. We have done finely crushed roasted chickpea and enjoyed them.

You really want to top these. Mostly because without a topping they really look like fish food flakes! :-) The toppings adds a nice texture to them that makes them have a better mouth feel.

I have had a couple batches turn out too thin, don't panic! If the flakes are too delicate for cereal? They make an amazing crisp topping for fruit. I had a batch turn out too hard, so I threw them in the high speed blender to crush them fine and used them to make a pie crust(think graham cracker). So no waste on this one.

I do suggest doubling the recipe to fill a 9 tray dehydrator.


Anonymous said...

I haven't used chia seeds, or hairy basil. What are they used for. I use flax seeds...is it similar? Is this for a reason or flavor or looks or ?? Sorry to be so dumb.

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