Fonio Grain Whole 454 g Epigrain

SKU: 204331 | Epigrain

A small grain packing big nutrition. Fonio is a grain that is small and pebbly like quinoa and when cooked, has an appealing nutty aroma and flavour. Native to West Africa, it is gluten-free, has 12 g of protein per cup, is high in iron, fibre, amino acids, and is low glycemic and easily digestible. It's a great substitute for bulgur or couscous and cooks like rice in just 5 minutes. Add it raw to crackers, bread, cookies or brownies. It's delicious as a stuffing for pepper, in pilafs, or as a hot cereal.

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    • HOW TO ENJOY – Fonio grain is a delicious addition to any meal. It has an earthy and slightly nutty flavour which will become your favourite form of grain. Often it is prepared as cereal, however can be used in salads, stews and a variety of side dishes that you and your family will be sure to love.
    • ANCIENT AFRICA – Fonio was cultivated over 5,000 years ago! It is actually one of Africa’s oldest cultivated crops, often served to guests of honor and is known as a food of royalty. This is a must have, rediscovered superfood grain.
    • A SUPER GRAIN – Have you been searching for an alternative grain that is vegan, gluten free, filled with vitamins, amino acids and packed with protein? Look no further! Fonio has it all.
    • THE TASTE OF FONIO – Fonio has an appearance and texture that is considered to be a mix of both quinoa and couscous. It has a nutty flavour and can be put into any recipe you choose.
    • FONIO BANANA BREAD – Let’s start you off with a delicious recipe that will have you in love with Fonio from the get-go! Check out the description below for the detailed instructions.

    Fonio Grain Banana Bread Recipe


    • ½ cup water
    • ¼ cup + 1 Tbsp Fonio Grain
    • 2 bananas, ripened and mashed
    • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil
    • ½ cup maple syrup
    • 2 eggs (room temperature)
    • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
    • ½ tsp salt
    • 1 tsp cinnamon
    • 1 cups whole wheat flour
    • ½ c Fonio Flour
    • 1 tsp baking soda
    • 1 tsp baking powder
    • 1/3 cup dried fruit, chopped (dates, apricots blueberries)


    • Place Fonio grain into bowl, add water and mix until lumps are broken up.
    • Cover bowl and microwave for 1.5 minutes until cooked.
    • Carefully remove bowl from microwave; fluff with fork. Allow to cool.
    • Pre–heat oven to 325 degrees F, grease 9” x 5” loaf pan.
    • In a large bowl, beat coconut oil and maple syrup together, then add. Stir in bananas and vanilla extract.
    • In a separate bowl, mix whole wheat flour, fonio flour, salt, cinnamon, baking powder and baking soda. Fold in the cooled, cooked fonio grain
    • Add the mixture to greased pan. Sprinkle extra raw fonio grain on the top. Bake for 55 – 65 minutes 
    • Check for doneness with a toothpick.
    • Transfer it to a wire rack to cool for 15 minutes before slicing.

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