Gluten-Free Teff Bread (Vegan Optional)

gluten-free bread

These days, I’ve been in search of a homemade bread that omits the white flour and is still tasty, soft, and filling. Usually, whole-grain and whole-wheat bread variations will have a little bit of white flour in the mix, making them less than pure. This creation has completely filled this gap. I’m okay with a bit of butter and eggs in this gluten-free teff bread recipe, but you can always substitute the butter with oil and the eggs with flax “eggs”.

The glow is in the gluten-free grain:

Teff: is a staple in traditional Ethiopian cooking. It is full of calcium, protein and fiber is fitting for porridge, stew, pilaf or baked goods. It contains the 8 essential amino acids and is rich in manganese, phosphorus, iron, copper, aluminum, barium, thiamin, and vitamin C (rare for grains). It helps maintain blood sugar levels, as it has a relatively low glycemic index, thus a good option for diabetics. It will stimulate bowel movements and is incredibly versatile.

Gluten-Free Teff Bread (optionally vegan)

Makes 1 loaf for about 15 slices



  • 1 packet yeast
  • 1 1/2 cup water


  • 1.5 cups teff flour
  • 3/4 cups sorghum flour
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  • 1/2 cup potato starch
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon sea salt


  • 3 eggs (vegan: 3 flax eggs)
  • 1/4 cup melted butter (vegan: vegetable or coconut oil)
  • 1  tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey (vegan: sugar/agave/maple syrup)


In a small bowl whisk together 1 packet of yeast with 1 1/2 cup lukewarm water. Set aside for at least 15 minutes.

In a bowl, mix together the dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs. Melt the butter and slowly add the butter to the eggs while whisking.


Whisk the apple cider vinegar and honey into the melted butter and add to the dry ingredients along with the water and yeast.


Fold until smooth and place in a greased bread tin.



Cover with a moist towel and set in a warm place for 1 hour to allow to rise. After 45 minutes, preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Next, place into the oven for 55-60 minutes. Remove, let sit to cool, and eat warm or at room temperature.


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Bon Appetit!

xo Aylin



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