Ginger Teff Men


1 flax egg (1 tbsp flax seeds, ¼ cup water)

¼ cup maple syrup

¼ cup blackstrap molasses

¼ cup coconut oil

2-3 tbsp powdered ginger

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp mixed spice/allspice

1 tsp vanilla powder

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp bicarbonate soda

½ tsp sea salt

2 cups ivory teff flour


  1. Add the flax seeds, water, maple, molasses and coconut oil to a blender. Blend for 10 – 15 seconds.
  2. Pour into a large mixing bowl.
  3. Sieve in the rest of the ingredients to the bowl.
  4. Stir together, then kneed with hands until forms a dough.
  5. Allow 30-60 minutes to rest.
  6. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius fan forced.
  7. Roll dough out approximately 3mm thick on a lightly floured surface and begin to cut out gingerbread men with a cookie cutter.
  8. Place cut gingerbread men on a baking tray and continue rolling out dough and cutting gingerbread men until all the dough is used up.
  9. Bake in the oven for 7-10 minutes. Remove and allow 15 minutes to cool.
  10. Decorate with icing, puffed quinoa and chocolate-coated cacao nibs.