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Injera Flatbread

Posted by Courtney Schupp | January 27, 2022

Prep time: 5 minutes | Cooking time: 15 minutes | Servings: 12


  • 2 cups teff or whole-wheat flour (a finely milled type, like whole-wheat pastry flour, works well)
  • 1 cup unbleached white flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2½ cups club soda

Live Well Tips

  • This soft, spongy flatbread is used as a utensil to scoop up stew or vegetables.
  • This is made with teff flour, a grain grown in Ethiopia.
  • Buckwheat or whole wheat flour can be used instead of teff flour.
  • The club soda adds bubbles, similar to a sour-bread.


  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Combine flour and baking soda in a large bowl. Add club soda; stir well to form a thin batter, similar to thin pancake batter.
  3. Heat a 10- or 12-inch non-stick pan to high (a griddle can also be used). Brush lightly with oil.
  4. Using a large cup or ladle, pour ¼ cup of batter into pan. Beginning on the outside of the pan, pour the batter out in a circle around the edges until the center is filled. Quickly tilt the griddle back and forth to fill in any holes and to spread thinly and evenly (similar to making crepes).
  5. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes until the surface is spongy and filled with tiny air bubbles. The edges will begin to curl when ready. Do not flip the bread. Instead, slide it off the griddle or out of the pan onto a large plate.
  6. Arrange the cooked injera around the outside edges of a large plate or platter so that the centers overlap. Serve immediately with a meat or vegetable stew placed in the middle of the platter.

Cook Together! Making Recipe with Kids

This recipe has only four ingredients and takes less than 10 minutes. It’s a great way to introduce new types of grains to your child! If your kiddo has a gluten intolerance, use 2 cups teff flour and 1 cup rice flour to make it gluten free.

Easy Tasks

  • Gather ingredients and equipment
  • Mix together ingredients

Intermediate Tasks

  • Measure and place all ingredients into bowl
  • Arrange cooked injera on plate

Difficult Tasks

  • Heat pan
  • Pour batter into hot pan in circles, starting from the outside of the pan.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size 2 ounces: Calories–145; Protein–5g; Carbohydrate–30g; Total Fat–1g; Cholesterol–0mg; Fiber–4g; Sodium–70mg

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