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Ethiopian Peanut Tea (V, GF)

My husband and I were walking the streets of Honolulu with no plans for lunch when we both became very hungry. We had to find a decent restaurant quickly. Just then we happened to pass an Ethiopian restaurant which we’ve never seen before. On the spur of the moment we decided to try it out.

Comfortably seated at our table we asked for vegan options. The waiter smiled and said that many Ethiopian dishes are naturally vegan. We then ordered several items on their menu which they served with a big pancake in the middle. Injera, as I got to know later through my exploration of Ethiopian cuisine, is a pancake made of teff flour. Teff soon became my favourite grain.

We asked for their vegan dessert options after finishing our main course. The waiter suggested peanut tea which was not completely vegan since it was sweetened with honey. I was still slowly transitioning to being completely vegan at that time and honey was the only exception in my diet, so I ordered it. It arrived steaming hot in a very small cup. As I started drinking it I just couldn’t believe how tasty it was.

I’m sharing my version of this dessert sweetened with medjool dates.

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Ethiopian Peanut Tea Desserts 1

Ethiopian Peanut Tea (V, GF)

5 minutes and 3 ingredients is all you need to make this delicious hot drinkable dessert. Use peanut butter that is made with deeply roasted peanuts for the best result.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Dessert, Drinks
Servings 2
Calories 358 kcal


  • 220 ml water
  • 100 g peanut butter I got the best result with Richer Roast Meridian
  • 2 medjool dates pitted


  • Put all ingredients in a blender and mix well together.
  • Pour the mixture in a small pot. Heat on the stove and mix constantly so that it doesn't stick to the bottom.
  • Remove from heat, pour in two small cups and serve.


*I highly recommend Richer Roast peanut butter from Meridian for this recipe because other peanut butters I’ve tried don’t result in the same quality of taste. Richer Roast peanut butter is made with peanuts that were roasted longer than peanuts in usual peanut butters. The recipe works with smooth and crunchy peanut butter.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 358kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 13gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 19gFiber: 4gSugar: 14g
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  • Reply
    December 8, 2022 at 02:33

    5 stars
    Do you have a youtube channel for this I am curious how to make it

    • Reply
      December 8, 2022 at 06:53

      Hi there! Sorry, no YouTube channel (for now).

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