Recipe: Double Chocolate Teff Brownies
The Sylvia Center often focuses on whole grains in our recipes, yet we still strive for optimal flavor, texture and presentation. Many children and even adults are hesitant to try whole grains, especially in baked goods. However, this double-chocolate teff brownie recipe meets the criteria for ultimate comfort food while using a whole grain that is unfamiliar to many. Dutch-processed cocoa powder gives this recipe a deep chocolate flavor and a chocolate chip in each bite is sure to please even the most avid chocolate lovers.
This tiny grain, native to Ethiopia, is ground whole, providing all the nutrition from each layer of the grain. Teff is naturally gluten free, provides more calcium than most grains, and has triple the amount of iron of wheat. It is also rich in antioxidants and a great source of protein and fiber. The flour adds a nutty flavor to this brownie that pairs well with rich chocolate and a dash of almond extract. Although not a common grain, teff flour can be purchased in many grocery stores, co-ops or online. This recipe will quickly replace your go-to brownie recipe and would be delicious a la mode.
Double-Chocolate Teff Brownies
Makes 12 brownies
1 cup teff flour
¾ cup Dutch-process cocoa powder
¼ tsp salt
¾ cup + 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
1½ cups granulated sugar
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
1 tsp almond extract
3 large eggs, room temperature
¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8”x8” pan with parchment paper and cover with cooking spray.
2. In a medium bowl, mix together teff flour, cocoa powder and salt with a whisk. Set aside.
3. In a large bowl, stir together melted butter, sugar and extracts. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
4. Add dry mixture to the wet with a spatula. Stir until combined but do not overmix. Gently fold in chocolate chips.
5. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool completely before cutting.
Note: Store at room temperature in an airtight container for up to four days or refrigerate for up to one week.
Support Rural Intelligence
We have always kept Rural Intelligence free for all our readers but the reality is that we do need the support of readers like you. Did you like what you just read? Do you value the unique content Rural Intelligence provides? Please consider making a donation to support us. Even a small donation helps secure our future!Support Now