What if you could have a caramel apple for breakfast? These teff pancakes are my healthier version that you really can start your day with. The pancakes are full of whole grains and can be made with no added oil. They are sweetened with fresh apples and a little of the date caramel syrup. Try them in the morning before you head out to the fair or go on a long autumn walk. See Kathy's entire post on these pancakes here.
Date Caramel Syrup
1 cup dates, chopped
1½ cups water, more if needed
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup unsweetened nondairy milk
2 Tbsp ground flax mixed with ¼ cup warm water
1 Tbsp mild oil, optional
2 Tbsp date caramel syrup or maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup fresh apple, peeled and minced
1 cup Maskal Teff™ flour (ivory or brown)
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp salt
Date Caramel Syrup
Add the dates and water into a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Then turn the heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes.
Carefully pour into your blender with the vanilla and blend until smooth. Add extra water, ¼ cup at a time, to thin the syrup if it’s too thick.
Add the nondairy milk, flax mixture, oil (if using), sweetener of choice, vanilla to a mixing bowl and mix well. Then stir in the minced apple.
Mix the teff flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a separate medium-sized mixing bowl.
Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the wet mixture to the dry and mix well. The batter mixture will be thick, but you can thin it by stirring in some extra water a tablespoon at a time as you need it.
Scoop a heaping ¼ cup of batter and spread in a thick circle and cook until the bottom edges start to look dry. Flip and cook on the other side until it browns. Repeat until all the batter is cooked.
Serve topped with Date Caramel Syrup or maple syrup if you prefer.
THE TEFF COMPANY
The Teff Company has been supplying the Ethiopian and Eritrean communities for over thirty years with American-grown Maskal Teff. With fertile fields and ecologically-sensitive farming methods, some of the best quality teff in the world is produced in Idaho.