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Amaranth Breakfast Porridge

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



  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.

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

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  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. 

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  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.

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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.