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Traditional Amaranth Porridge Recipe

Classical recipe for amaranth porridge best enjoyed for breakfast hot in a bowl with your choice of healthy fat, whole sweetener and nuts or fruit topping.

Course Breakfast
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 180 kcal
Author Sarah Pope MGA



  1. Place amaranth seeds in a small pot and mix in half (1.5 cups) the filtered water and 1/2 tsp sea salt. Cover and leave on the counter for a minimum of 5 hours or overnight.

  2. Drain off the soaking water and rinse the seeds well. 

    rinsing amaranth grain
  3. Place the seeds back into a clean small pot and pour in the remaining 1.5 cups of water. Bring to a boil uncovered, stir well, cover and reduce heat to a simmer for 10 minutes.

  4. Remove from heat, uncover and stir amaranth porridge to enhance smoothness. 

    cooked amaranth
  5. Serve in bowls with your favorite healthy fat, whole sweetener and other toppings. I enjoy a half tablespoon of butter, whole grassfed raw milk, and a drizzle of date syrup.

Nutrition Facts
Traditional Amaranth Porridge Recipe
Amount Per Serving (47 g)
Calories 180 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 10mg0%
Potassium 170mg5%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 7g28%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 7g14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.