So delicious with banana slices warmed in the porridge toward the end of cooking and honey added at the end. The grains will have close to doubled in size. As Kaufui Wong notes in the Food and Nutrition International Journal, this pseudocereal is rich in protein, high in fiber, and contains valuable micronutrients and antioxidants. Photos by Libby and Dalton Bloom, © Ask the Experts, LLC.   Toast for 3-5 minutes, stirring once midway through, until the coconut is golden brown and fragrant. Learn more. Fresh from the pot, I still microwave my coffee for some extra heat. Considered a native crop of Peru, it was a major food crop of the Aztecs. ★☆ You can also “pop” amaranth. The best thing about this porridge with coconut milk is that it doesn’t need any added sugar. Remove from the heat, and stir in the coconut milk and toasted coconut flakes. 1 pear. According to a review on amaranth by the Journal of Food Science, this pseudocereal may also help to lower cholesterol and reduce inflammation in the body. 25 mins. (About 15 minutes.) Foodal and Ask the Experts, LLC assume no liability for the use or misuse of the material presented above. Delicious, warming amaranth porridge - high in protein and fiber, perfect for cold mornings. But as much as I love my morning oatmeal, I’m always open to a little variety. Amaranth is relatively easy to cook, especially when it comes to making a porridge. Add the amaranth and salt, reduce heat to low and cover, simmering for 20 minutes or until the water is fully absorbed. Usually a tablespoon will do the trick, without leaving your soup too thick. Here is more about what we do. 1 tsp olive oil or ghee. In a medium saucepan, bring the water to a boil. The next day or two, simply reheat in the microwave, or in a small pot, with a little more coconut milk beverage. Amaranth reheats well too. Serves: 4-6. 5 mins. Cover, reduce heat to simmer, and cook for about 25 minutes, stirring frequently until amaranth is … Reheat in the microwave or in a saucepan over medium heat. ★☆ I’ve also made this porridge with banana, peanut butter and cinnamon. It’s very similar in consistency to buckwheat or teff porridge. ★☆. Or you could try sauteed apples with pecans and maple syrup. Naturally gluten free, amaranth is a quality food option for people with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. These occasions generally begin with a warm bowl of hearty oatmeal – and of course, that much-needed hot cup of coffee! Which just means you toast it in a skillet, and continually shaking until they pop! Stir in the milk, syrup or brown sugar, and a pinch of salt. If you like it, the next time you make it, double the recipe and store what you don't eat in the refrigerator. ★☆ 1.8 g, Fibre I’ve still yet to cook with amaranth, it looks delicious as a porridge! And the benefits don’t stop there! 1/2 cup amaranth seeds 3-4 cups water and 1/2 cup coconut milk powder OR 2-3 cups water plus 1 cup coconut milk 1/2 tsp sea salt Spice it up with cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, cardamom, mace. Have you tried it with mango, vanilla, and coconut flakes? In a small saucepan, combine amaranth, milk/water, salt, and spices. But I know what I’m doing when I get it! Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. You could use a splash of lemon juice or something acidic, maybe like apple cider vinegar instead. Always consult with a medical professional before changing your diet, or using supplements or manufactured or natural medications. Simply combine it with your liquid of choice (milk, almond milk, coconut milk, water, etc.) It should be viewed as an approximation. What’s your go-to breakfast? Once at boil, lower heat and cover to simmer for 35 minutes. Thoroughly rinse dry amaranth seeds in a fine mesh strainer. ★☆ Libby and Dalton Bloom are avid adventurers from the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Good question. Put in a small sauce pan with hot water. This recipe is and will be my only go to when I make amaranth porridge. If you like it, the next time you make it, double the recipe and store what you don't eat in the refrigerator. Once cookies are enabled, features such as: shopping cart, account creation, delivery and pickup will be made available to you. But unlike quinoa, it doesn’t fluff up when you cook it. Rate this recipe Total time. It grows best at higher elevations, but has an impressive adaptability to thrive in moist, loose soil in temperate climates. Originally published by Shanna Mallon on March 20, 2012. This tasty version of porridge is very easy to customize with any (or all!) The next day or two, simply reheat in the microwave, or in a small pot, with a little more coconut milk beverage. Save Print. Or do you prefer to sit down and enjoy a relaxing breakfast to start your day? We have updated our privacy commitment and are now collecting cookies to provide you with ads tailored to your interest across the internet. One could be forgiven for mistaking the seeds for a smaller version of quinoa, as they look very similar. Instead of fluffing, it releases a lot of starch as it’s cooked, resulting in a gelatinous consistency. Amaranth is technically a pseudocereal, so it’s not exactly a grain, although it does share many similarities. Looking for more porridge inspiration? Such beautiful photos. 2 tbsp each of chia, hemp seeds, chopped up … Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce to a simmer. I’ve been simmering it with a cinnamon stick and using vegan protein broth for the liquid. Amaranth Porridge with Roasted Pear. Add chopped dates, apples, carrots, cinnamon and … Cover and cook for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the amaranth has thickened, is tender and looks like porridge. 1/2 tsp sea salt. Add more liquid if needed and continue to simmer until the mixture is tender and creamy. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. i typically soak things like lentils & beans, and now this, for about 24 hours, in water. If you refuse, you can still consult our product pages but you won’t be able to add product to your shopping cart. Offering an earthy, nutty flavor, it has a texture that’s perfect for porridge. 10.1 g, Sugars   Some of our favorite toppings include: bananas, fresh berries, walnuts or other nuts, nut butter (peanut butter, almond butter), seeds (pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, ground flax seed, sesame seeds, hemp seeds, etc.