These gluten-free teff flatbreads are very easy to make and provide an easy, healthy and delicious bread solution. They are also yeast-free which is a bonus if you also need to avoid yeast. We love these delicious flatbreads and they can be used instead of pitta bread or chapatis. We add cumin seeds to this recipe as it enhances the taste of these flatbreads, but you can easily make them without the cumin. You can use these gluten-free teff flatbreads to dip into hummus or to serve with with an onion, tomato and cucumber salad or to mop up your curry.
Finding tasty and healthy gluten-free bread in the supermarkets is a very difficult and probably the biggest challenge that accompanies going gluten-free. Most shop bought gluten-free options are full of gums, acids, emulsifiers, sugars and yeast which may not be helpful when trying to heal a damaged gut. Making your own flatbreads will ensure they are fresh and free of any unwanted added extras.
The Power of Teff
Teff is a highly nutritious ancient grain from Ethiopia that is naturally gluten-free. It is part of the lovegrass family and is a very tiny grain. It is a good choice if you are looking for a grain that gives slow release energy. Teff is high in resistant starch, a recently discovered type of fibre that can benefit glucose control, weight management, and colon health. It is thought that 20-40% of the carbohydrates in teff are resistant starches. It contains 13% protein and is rich in some important amino acids including methionine, leucine, isoleucine and valine. Teff is the grain with the highest amount of calcium. 100 grams of teff provides 194mg of calcium which is very helpful for those needing to find clever ways to boost up their calcium intake.