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Teff or Amaranth Chocolate Pudding (V, GF)

This chocolate pudding is made of gluten free grains as a base. You won't be able to tell that teff or amaranth are hiding in there.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 1
Calories 289 kcal


  • 50 g teff or amaranth
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup + 1 tsp) water (100 ml is enough for amaranth)
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup + 1 tsp) unsweetened soy milk (100 ml is enough for amaranth)
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/16 tsp vanilla powder
  • 1/16 tsp ceylon cinnamon powder
  • 10 ml (2 tsp) maple syrup*
  • 5 g (2 tsp) cocoa powder
  • 7.5 ml (1/2 tbsp) coconut cream* (just the cream from a can of coconut cream without water)
  • water from a can of full fat coconut milk if needed

Optional decoration:

  • whipped coconut cream
  • blackberries
  • sliced fig
  • roasted and crushed hazelnuts
  • cookie crumbs or a whole cookie tucked into pudding
  • shaved chocolate


  • Put teff or amaranth in a pot over high heat and roast it until it leaves a nutty smell in the air.
  • Add water, soy milk and salt. When it boils, turn the heat to low and cook for 15-20 min (20 min for amaranth).
  • Transfer cooked grains and whatever liquid is left in the pot to a food processor.
  • Add vanilla, cinnamon, maple syrup (or dried black mulberries), cocoa powder (½ of the amount written if you are using mulberries) and coconut cream. Mix on high speed until it becomes a pudding. If it's too dry, add some water from a can of full fat coconut milk (I didn't need to).
  • Transfer mixture to a bowl or a glass in which you want to serve this dish and put it in the fridge for half an hour or so (I often eat it warm also).
  • Top with desired toppings before serving.


*If you wish you can sweeten the pudding with 8 grams of dried black mulberries instead of maple syrup. In this case reduce cocoa powder to 1 tsp as mulberries also add some chocolate flavour. Put mulberries in the blender first and crush them because otherwise they won't incorporate in the mixture well enough.
*Put a can of coconut cream and a can of full fat coconut milk in the refrigerator a few hours before you start.
*Prep time does not include half an hour in the fridge.
*Nutrition facts calculated for teff as a grain of choice, sweetened with maple syrup and they don't include optional toppings.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 289kcalCarbohydrates: 49gProtein: 12gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 71mgPotassium: 296mgFiber: 6gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 4IUCalcium: 110mgIron: 4mg
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