These gluten free teff pancakes are a tried and true recipe made hundreds of times and enjoyed by all my extended family!! They are egg free, dairy free, and gluten free, and totally nutritious too! If you are new to teff, it’s time to start your own love affair with one of the most nutrient dense gluten free flours and grains out there!
From early on in our allergy free journey, pancakes were an easy way for me to feed all the kiddos. The trick was getting a recipe that they all liked, and was also wholesome to boot. While we have many other pancake recipes we enjoy (check out these basic gluten free vegan pancakes, or these pumpkin ones!), these are the ones we bring to share whenever we go camping or on trips. Everyone always loves them, and for good reason!
We’ve made this recipe a bazillion times…i just never got around to posting it. I could pretend it was because I was perfecting the recipe….but that was ages ago. In reality…this momma shovels these pancakes onto the vulture’s plates as soon as they are hot off the griddle….or occasionally into my pancake warmer…which is seriously the best invention ever! So pictures just never happened.
While today we can have dairy and eggs, we still choose to make these gluten free vegan pancakes——they are THAT good.
Teff Flour Nutrition – And More Teff Recipes
Teff flour is SO versatile and has a lovely nutty flavor that almost everyone enjoys. Once I tried it, it quickly became my BFF in creating nutrient dense foods for my food allergic son!
While teff has loads of nutrients, it has significant amounts of calcium, iron, and resistant starch as compared to other grains. Plus it’s delicious. Did I say that already??!! Here’s some more info for you.
If you type in ‘teff’ in my search bar…you will see a ton of recipes for you to try!! Here are some teff chocolate chip cookies I’d like to try, and these cheesy teff grits looks amaze balls too! I suppose I could force myself to eat one of these brownies while I was at it too!
Nutritious Add In Options:
While these are wholesome little gluten free pancakes….there are always options for upping the ante. Here are some we use at times!
- 2-3 scoop collagen. Increases protein content, adds gut healing amino acids into the mix,,,we add it to almost ANYTHING we can, especially since discovering our favorite brand that tests glyphosate free!
- 1 scoop grass fed whey powder – increases protein, great for energy!
- A few tablespoons golden flax meal – fiber!!!
- Acacia fiber – fiber, the easily digested kind!
- I have a raspberry syrup you could make (with any mix of berries) that is rocking for a pancake topping and has far less sugar than maple syrup.
- Whipped cream, believe it or not has less sugar too…just saying.
Can I Make These Gluten Free Vegan Teff Pancakes In Advance?
I have two tips for the typical busy family when it comes to pancakes.
- When you know you like a recipe, make HUGE batch, and the freeze the extras (lay out side by side on a cookie sheet to freeze first)! Simply plop them in the toaster for a fresh tasting pancake anytime you like!
- Make a large batch of the pancake mix by doubling, quadrupling, etc the ingredients. Makes it much quick to throw a batch together when you’re ready. I do this regularly, and have a special container just for this pancake recipe always on hand in the pantry!
Additional Wholesome Gluten Free Breakfast Options
- Instant Pot Mini Quiches
- Mess Free Crispy Bacon
- Nut Free Keto Bread (slathered with some nut butter and jelly!)
- Pumpkin Spice Dutch Baby @Gluten Free Palate
Vegan & Gluten Free Teff Pancakes Recipe:
If you try these teff pancakes, be sure to leave a comment and let me know!
Teff Pancakes - Gluten Free, Vegan, Wholesome
Wholesome and delicious gluten free pancakes use teff, the most underused and amazing grain!
- 1 cup water or any preferred milk
- 1/2 cup any yogurt or any kefir, buttermilk (I originally used coconut milk yogurt, although I now use dairy versions)
- 1/2 cup applesauce unsweetened or 2 eggs (we still prefer the applesauce version best)
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup or equivalent in stevia
- 2 tablespoons avocado oil or other fat
- 3/4 cup teff flour
- 1/2 cup brown rice flour or sorghum
- 1/2 cup tapioca starch or other starch
- 3/4 teaspoon guar gum
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Place all liquid ingredients into a blender, and pulse to mix. Alternately you could whisk together dry ingredients in a bowl first, followed by the liquids.
If using a blender, Sprinkle in all the dry ingredient and blend briefly, but thoroughly to mix.
Either way, let the batter rest for 2-4 minutes to give the the flours time to 'drink' some of the liquids...it will thicken a bit.
You get to play with the final thickness...some like their pancakes thick, others like them thin, play around with liquid/flour ratio to your liking.
Cook on a preheated, greased pan over medium heat. We love our cast iron griddle! Just be sure to have a sturdy spatula on hand if you do!
Anything I can use in place of guar gum?
try xanthan gum, 2 teaspoons psyllium powder, or may a couple extra tablespoons chia meal Courtney.
Mint Notini says
Perfect! They never made it to the table. Thank you!
Yay Mint! So glad you enjoyed them!
These would be really good with blueberries cooked right in!
Love the sound of these pancakes, I do have some Teff, must try this recipe!
I have been wanting to cook more with teff flour… what a delicious and nutritious way to make pancakes!
Kari - Get Inspired Everyday! says
I’ve been so curious about teff since I’ve not used it before, but these pancakes are great and I love that they’re egg free too!
I can already see why these pancakes are your family favorite – they look incredible! And I can’t believe how healthy they are, too. Super excited to try the flour – I don’t think I’ve ever used it before.
That looks so delicious! Totally love it!
Anne Lawton says
These pancakes sound delicious and I love that they are made with Teff
Carol Little R.H. @studiobotanica says
I need to get some teff flour! I’ve been thinking it’s time I learned more about teff so thank you so much for this recipe plus the other references on your site!!!
These look so tasty! I don’t use teff flour enough, you have reminded me I need to use it more!
Megan Stevens says
I love teff and that you made pancakes with it. I grew up on buckwheat pancakes, and I think the flavors are similar. So yummy and nostalgic.
STACEY CRAWFORD says
I have not tried making pancakes with teff flour before. They look so good and I will try to order some teff flour and give it a go.
Bonny Rambarran says
what can I use instead of rice flour?????
Sorghum, oat, millet would all
Renee D Kohley says
I always forget about using teff! I love the flavor too! I am definitely picking some up next grocery trip – thanks for the inspo!
Yum, I never cooked with teff flour but I think I need to! These looks so perfect for weekend brunch.
I haven’t used teff before but this recipe looks like a great way to start. Thanks for the inspiration!
Joni Gomes says
I’ve never heard of Teff flour before, these pancakes looks amazing!
These sound amazing and like a wonderful way to start the day. The addition of collagen is such a great idea! Once I purchase some teff flour these will be on the menu. Thank you!
I’ve never used teff flour, so I’m eager to try! And I love the idea of adding collagen for added nutrients! Great recipe!
Raia Todd says
I don’t think I’ve ever tried teff flour before. Your pancakes are gorgeous, though!
Cheryl Malik says
I can’t wait to try these!
linda spiker says
I have never tried teff flour. In fact I am not even sure I have heard of it before. Super curious now!
Kiran Dodeja Smith says
Can’t wait to try out these pancakes with teff flour; haven’t used it yet but am excited to!
Interesting! I’ve never tried teff — I will definitely check it out!