Teff Waffles


Recipe: Teff Waffles

Makes : 4 servings | Breakfast/Brunch Print
Interestingly, teff flour makes a sturdy, crisp gluten-free waffle all on its own, without the use of multiple flours or gums. Ground allspice lends a warm note to the flavor, but you could substitute cinnamon as an excellent alternative. The recipe can be easily halved.


  • 2 cups brown teff flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground allspice or cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • Grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • Raspberries and maple syrup, for serving (optional)


  • Heat your waffle iron. In a mixing bowl, combine the teff flour, baking powder, salt, allspice, and brown sugar. Whisk to combine. Stir in the beaten eggs, milk, yogurt, lemon zest, and melted butter to form a batter. Mix well to incorporate any dry ingredients from the bottom of the bowl.
  • Cook the waffles in a hot waffle iron according to manufacturer's directions. (The number of waffles will vary according to the size and shape of your machine, but should make plenty for 4 servings.) Serve the waffles as they are finished, or keep them warm in a low oven while you cook the remaining waffles. Serve warm with raspberries and maple syrup.


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  1. Dori says:

    These look beautiful Laura! Last week I substituted teff flour for half of the brown rice flour in one of my bread recipes – it was dreamy! Much better than the original recipe!

  2. Teff is probably my favorite gf flour for its nutrition and flavor. I use it in almost all my baked goods, cooked up into porridge and it makes a mean gf brown loaf of bread! I have even taken up buying the 25 pounds from Teff Co and sharing it with my friends that I am busily converting!! I will definitely try these waffles…a gf recipe with only one flour is always worth trying, especially if that flour is teff!

  3. derek says:

    We had some house guests over the weekend and we made these Teff Waffles for them! Everyone loved them. Thanks so much.

  4. George says:

    These were fabulous! I had to add 1/3 cup of starch, but other than that, I can’t recommend these enough.

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