Teff Bread Toasties (gluten free)

Fancy a quick gf-free snack with your cuppa tea?

teff bread

I’m on a sensi-tummy baking mission. Vegan – gf-free – grain free – you name it. I’m trying it all!


Following on from last week’s vegan bread-making success, this week I wanna share with you another Teff creation. This time the name of the game is gluten free!

Teff flour is easy to get hold of. You can get it from your local health food shop or online.

I used an egg in this recipe. But you can use flax & chia seeds instead for a completely vegan bread.

And to make it even easier for you to re-create this at home, I created flat breads, rather than a big loaf of bread.

gluten free teff bread

This cuts down the cooking time to 15-20 minutes max.

Making these breads is not only quick to bake, but even quicker to toast (straight from frozen – BAM).

What I liked about them (apart from the funny coffee beans shapes lol!) was the cakey flavor.

This for me turned the Teff Toasties into a perfect tea time treat with a hot cuppa!

And since they are very allergy friendly, they even make great snacks on the candida diet (after the strict no-carb phase is over that is).

Don’t let the look fool you! The toasties might look rock hard…

But they actually have a very soft texture – More like a cake than a bread!

gluten free teff bread

4.0 from 2 reviews
Teff Bread Toasties (gluten free)
Recipe type: Bread
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 6
  • 100g (1/2 cup)Teff flour
  • 100g (1/2 cup) Buckweat flour
  • 80g (1/4 cup) ground almonds
  • 20g (4 tblsp) coconut flour
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • 1 egg (1 tblsp each of chia seeds+flax seeds with water)
  • ½l warm water
  1. Preheat the oven to gas mark 6, 400 F (200C), including a rectangular baking tray.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients, then mix the egg and and add enough water to form a dough.
  3. Take the baking tray out, line it with baking paper and part the dough into equal parts. Make flat oval shapes, put a line in the middle and make tiny holes all over the breads to speed up the baking time.
  4. Bake for about 15 mins. To speed it up further you could turn them over after half the baking time.

If you want to see more yummy gluten free recipes then check out Vegetarian Mamma’s site here. And for some super healthy vegan treats go to DDD (dietdessertndogs) here.

How do the Teff Bread Toasties compare to their vegan brother?

Very similar in texture and taste. The vegan version perhaps had a slightly more earthy flavor, due to the chia seeds. But not unpleasant in any way.

The dough was easy to shape even though I used only one egg to bind the ingredients together. I presume the addition of more eggs would make the bread rise more and make it even fluffier.

But then you’d really call it a Teff “cake”, wouldn’t you ?

If you find this recipe novel – share it!

    Tell me in the comments below if you are thinking of baking something with teff flour yourself – how about teff cookies?

    Candida Diet: 5 Core Natural Remedies
    Every Candida Sufferer Should Have! Get Your FREE Report Now


    • Doris A.

      Reply Reply February 8, 2013

      Sandra I tried your recipe for Teff Toasties and loved it! I added a sprinkling of sunflower seeds to the dough after I had formed the “loaves”, and lightly pressed them in. It gave the bread a nice nutty taste.
      I was wondering, would it be possible to include cup measurements along with the gram amounts for your US readers? Also, I only guess at the oven temperature, since I’m not familiar with the UK marks on a gas oven. Somewhere there is probably a conversion table for both of these US/UK measurements, but I haven’t seen it yet.
      Thanks for the great recipes!

      • Sandra

        Reply Reply February 8, 2013

        Hi Doris, thanks for your message. I’m glad that the Teff Toasties turned out well for you – I love the idea of adding sunflower seeds. That would look really nice as well. Good thing you pointed out the measurement conversion – I’ll add cup amounts from now on, makes perfect sense.
        Have a great weekend,

    • zosia

      Reply Reply February 13, 2013

      Gas mark 6…is that 350 degrees F?

      • Sandra

        Reply Reply February 13, 2013

        The conversion chart says fairly hot 400F (200C). So a little hotter I think, if you like your bread crusty on the outside.
        Thanks for reminding me ?

    • YUM, I like the ease of this recipe!
      Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

      Thanks for linking back to the Gluten Free Fridays post!

      Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com

      • Sandra

        Reply Reply February 15, 2013

        Yay, awesome!
        Thanks so much Cindy. I shall be making more easy gluten free creations from now on :-)

    • cat

      Reply Reply May 1, 2014

      These are indeed tasty! I doubled the recipe and got 16 Tasty Toasties for the potluck I’m going to tonight. Easy and yummy. Couldn’t ask for anything better. :-) And it was 1/2 L of warm water that worked perfectly. I also decided I should dress up the toasties so folks wouldn’t think they were cookies or something – since I ended up with 16 and probably smaller than most would expect for bread, but large for a cookie. On some I sprinkled coarse Kosher salt; on the others I sprinkled a blend that I found at the store of salt, garlic and sesame seeds. Then I just read the other comment about sunflower seeds. That would be great, too!

    Leave A Response

    * Denotes Required Field

    Rate this recipe: