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Vegan Mocha Teff Breakfast Pudding

Shake up your morning routine with Teff breakfast pudding  – it’s made with a high fiber, high protein ancient Ethiopian whole grain.

Sometimes, when I’m looking at other bloggers’ Instagram feeds, or blogs, I get a little bit of breakfast envy.  Not only am I amazed at the variety of creative foods some people eat for breakfast, but also, I’m in awe of the fact that they could wake up and start cooking like that.  I pretty much eat the same thing for breakfast each day – overnight oats, with fruit, yogurt and nuts, because I can make a batch every few days and all I have to do is scoop and eat.  No smoothie bowls to decorate.  No avocados to mash for toast.   No eggs to scramble.  I like my breakfast to be easy.

So I’m pretty impressed with myself for stepping out of the box with this new breakfast recipe today. 


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I’m moving away from my oats, and shaking things up a bit with Teff.  It’s an ancient whole grain from Ethiopia (how exotic!), that’s high in fiber and protein, and it’s also a wonderful gluten-free option for those of you who are tired of quinoa.  Teff has the notable reputation of being the smallest grain on the planet.  It almost resembles corn meal, or polenta when it’s cooked.


Vegan Mocha Teff Breakfast Pudding|Craving Something Healthy


This can still be a no-cook breakfast if you make it the night before.   Just chill it in the fridge and scoop it when you’re ready to eat.  I like my pudding smooth and pudding-like, so when it’s cool, I put in my NutriBullet and make it nice and creamy in about 10 seconds flat.


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Vegan Mocha Teff Breakfast Pudding

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Vegan Mocha Teff Breakfast Pudding


  • 1/2 cup Teff
  • 1/2 cup espresso or strong coffee
  • 1 1/2 cups almond or coconut milk
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon honey (or more to taste)
  • fresh raspberries, chopped almonds for garnish


Whisk together the teff, coffee, milk, cocoa powder and honey in a medium saucepan, and bring the mixture to a boil.

Reduce the heat to low, cover, and let simmer, stirring occasionally, until the liquid is absorbed and the teff is cooked, about 15-20 minutes.

Let cool, and spoon into bowls. Top with fruit and nuts.

If you prefer a smooth pudding, once the teff is cooled, process it in a blender to smooth it, adding a bit more liquid if necessary.


Are you a creative breakfast person, or do you tend to eat the same thing most days?  Have you ever tried teff?

Eat well!

12 Responses to “Vegan Mocha Teff Breakfast Pudding”

  1. I’ve never had teff before. This recipe sounds delicious! Definitely going to give a try!

  2. I have admittedly never cooked with Teff but this looks like the perfect recipe to start with! Coffee and chocolate is always a winning combo in my book.

  3. Kathryn says:

    Teff has been on my list to try! This looks incredible! Coconut milk is my new favorite in desserts too!

    • Anne says:

      Do try it Kathryn! It’s kind of fun to cook with and eat – really a different texture than most grains!

  4. I love Teff flour I never cooked it as a whole grain. Thanks for this dreamy recipe!

  5. Sarah Remmer says:

    This looks great! Thanks for sharing!

  6. This looks SO good and looks way better than many of my breakfast. I think we all tend to have a little breakfast envy on the IG feed, but good for you for stepping outside the box. Although I do love some overnight oats on the regular, as well ;).

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