Teff bread with sunflower seeds 

Teff bread - vegan and glutenfree - www.healthyhappysteffi.com

Finally I have a new bread recipe for you! A very strong, dark, rugged and delicious one! The main ingredient is teff, a special millet from Ethiopia. 

The teff flour, which is gluten free, is available in most health food stores. For example, from the brand Bauckhof.

Mixed with buckwheat and chestnut flour it forms a really nice, savory dark bread with its own distinctive flavor.

Here are the ingredients for my (S)-teff bread:

  • 200 g teff flour
  • 150 g buckwheat flour
  • 150 g chestnut flour
  • 500 ml water
  • 1 pack dried yeast
  • 1 teaspoon agave syrup
  • 1 tablespoon of psyllium husks (which is important in gluten-free bread to make it fluffy)
  • 1 tablespoon arrow root starch or guar gum (also important in gluten-free bread for the binding)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (which makes the bread nice and juicy)
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds (or alternatively walnuts)
  • 2 tsp salt


  1. First, dissolve the yeast with the agave syrup in some warm water and leave to rise for about 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, mix all the dry ingredients.
  3. Then add yeast mixture, oil and water to the dry ingredients and knead carefully (by hand or with a mixer).
  4. Fill dough into a loaf pan and allow to rise another 40 minutes at 50 °C in the oven (covered with a tea towel).
  5. Then remove from the oven, spread the dough with water and sprinkle sunflower seeds on it.
  6. Heat up the oven to 230 °C (top / bottom heat) and place a cup of water in the oven.
  7. Bake the bread for 10 minutes at 230°C, then turn down the temperature to 200 °C and bake for another 50 minutes.
  8. Remove the bread, let it cool and enjoy!

By the way: you can combine the teff flour with other flours, too (e.g. gluten-containing, then you don’t need psyllium and arrow root starch/ guar gum any more)

Have fun-baking and bon appetit!

Your S(teff)i

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