I’ve had teff flour in my pantry for a few weeks. I’m not really sure what I was going to use it for, but I figured it made me feel like a real baker if I had exotic flour (paleo-friendly flour at that) in my pantry. I was asked to create a sponsored post for Nutiva and glanced through their recipes, I knew that it was a match made in heaven. Their site features a recipe with teff and their red palm oil shortening (vegan made with coconut and palm oil). I thought I might kick the recipe up a notch by also utilizing their coconut flour as well! Because why not combine some of my favorite flavors together: SunButter, Coconut, Coffee, and Chocolate!
Here’s where the recipe started: http://kitchen.nutiva.com/peanut-butter-chocolate-chip-cookies / rel=”nofollow”
Here’s how I modified the recipe to include coconut flour.
- 1 cup Teff Flour (lowered coconut flour by 1/2 cup)
- 1/2 cup Coconut Flour (I used Nutiva – of course)
- 1/2 cup coffee (equal amount of liquid for added coconut flour, as per Gluten Free & More magazine)
- ½ tsp Sea Salt
- 1 cup SunButter (I used this instead of peanut butter)
- ⅔ cup Maple Syrup
- ⅓ cup Nutiva Organic Shortening
- 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract
- ½ cup Dark Chocolate Chips (I used Enjoy Life Foods chocolate chips)
What an exciting way to use two new flavors together! I would definitely make these again, and they’re practically paleo – since teff is a seed and coconut is a drupe (a fruit/seed/whatever the heck it is). The only thing that isn’t really paleo is the SunButter, since it contains cane syrup. And I’m pretty sure it’s not paleo. I don’t know, did cavemen eat SunButter? I hope they did, because it’s delicious.
On top of the shortening and flour, I’ve used several other products from Nutiva including their refined and unrefined coconut oil (perfect for cooking and baking). They also have coconut sugar and red palm oil. This company not only produces great items, but the company believes in sustainability and giving back. If you have a minute, read their Real Food Manifesto. All Nutiva products are certified organic and verified non-GMO. Most are Kosher Certified and a few are Fair Trade Certified. You can find Nutiva products at grocery stores nationwide, include Whole Foods Markets, Amazon.com and Nutiva.com.
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**DISCLAIMER: This is a paid sponsored post from Nutiva. However, being compensated for my time does influence how I feel about Nutiva.**