Amaranth Hot Cereal

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Amaranth Hot Cereal

Amaranth is a group of more than 60 different species of grains that have been cultivated for about 8,000 years. These grains were once considered a staple food in the Inca, Maya and Aztec civilizations. Its earthy, nutty flavor works well in a variety of dishes
Amaranth is a nutritious, gluten-free grain that provides plenty of fiber, protein and micronutrients, such as manganese, magnesium, phosphorus and iron.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, South American
Servings 4
Calories 301 kcal


  • 1 pot 3-4 quart
  • 1 silicone spatula


  • 1 cup amaranth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 1/4 cup milk whole or alternative milk
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt fine
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 4 prunes chopped
  • 1 tsp maple syrup pure


  • In a 3- to 4-quart heavy saucepan combine the amaranth and the water.
  • Cover the pan and bring the mixture to a boil, whisking occasionally.
  • Using a heatproof rubber spatula, push any seeds clinging to the side of the pot into the liquid, then reduce the heat to low and continue to simmer and stir occasionally, covered, until the liquid is absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes
  • Stir in salt.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and let it stand, covered, 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Divide amaranth among bowls and top with nuts, prunes, maple syrup and milk.


You can save time by making amaranth several days ahead, keeping it chilled, covered, and then reheating it with a little extra water.


Calories: 301kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 10gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 180mgPotassium: 469mgFiber: 4gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 204IUVitamin C: 2mgVitamin D: 1µgVitamin K: 6µgCalcium: 186mgIron: 4mgMagnesium: 145mgPhosphorus: 378mgSelenium: 11µgZinc: 2mg
Keyword Amaranth, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Osteopenia, Osteoporosis, Prunes
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