Amaranth Recipes

Amaranth is a great way to get your nutrients, in seed, grain or flour form. Here are our favorite amaranth recipes from cookies to granola and breads.

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High Fiber Bread

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This dense, chewy bread has a good dose of fiber and is great toasted in the morning with my oatmeal.

Gluten-Free Hot Breakfast Cereal

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This is a whole grain blend of 8 gluten free grains and seeds which are ground in a coffee grinder and cooked. Since going gluten and casein free I have been unable to find any hot breakfast cereals that we enjoy. So I created this one and the whole family loves it. Serve with brown sugar, agave nectar, honey or fruit.

Salad Crunchies Seed Medley

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Give your soups, salads, yogurt, and avocado toast a crunchy, nutritional boost with this easy medley of roasted seeds. They're great to just snack on as well! Make sure all the seeds are raw, otherwise they'll burn during the cooking process.

Gingerbread Cake - Vegan and Gluten-Free

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Try this delicious 'new fashioned' gingerbread. It's moist, spicy and really delicious. Perfect for the holidays or a cozy treat any time of the year. Your family and friends will never know it's free of animal products, gluten, and sugar!

Peanut Butter and Amaranth Cookies

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A chewy peanut butter cookie that has a crunchy texture with the goodness of amaranth cereal in every bite.

Gluten-Free, Yeast-Free Pizza Crust

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Made with amaranth flour.

Sun Dried Tomato and Asiago Cheese Bread

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Tomato and cheese healthful, low-fat bread for the bread machine. You may substitute wheat bran for the amaranth flour if you wish.

Amaranth Pancakes

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These pancakes were developed to be dairy- and gluten-free. The slight crunch of amaranth makes these memorably delicious! Soy milk can be substituted for almond milk if desired.

Gluten Free Gingerbread Drops

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These pinto bean cookies use a small amount of rice flour and small amount of amaranth for grains. These are not overly sweet cookies, since molasses and raisins are the only sweeteners.

Artisan No-Knead Bread with Amaranth

This was my first time baking with amaranth and I am totally sold on its nutty flavor. I prefer baking no-knead breads in a Dutch oven, mostly cause it's so easy and produces a great crust! This recipe makes one large loaf, which I usually cut in the middle to freeze half.

Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins

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A multigrain muffin with fresh strawberries and rhubarb.

South Indian Red Amaranth with Onions and Garlic

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This is one my favorite dishes! You can eat it with rice, dosa, or idli.

Inspiration and Ideas

Sourdough Amaranth Wheat English Muffins

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Dense, chewy sourdough English muffins full of wholesome goodness. To serve, pierce sides all the way around the round with a fork; pull apart. Toast in toaster or under the broiler. To store, refrigerate or freeze in a sealed container.

Orange Amaranth Bread

Made with a mix of white and wheat bread flours, amaranth flour, orange zest, and honey, this bread has a unique slightly sweet flavor and wonderful aroma. Suitable to make by hand or in your bread machine. I adapted this recipe from one I found online, while looking for bread recipes that use amaranth flour. Very good with butter and honey. Amaranth flour is available from Bob's Red Mill®. Stores that have a decent selection of natural foods or natural markets should stock it.

Golly Gee Gluten-Free Pancakes

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A trip to the health food store will be necessary for these flapjacks, but it is worth it. While there, pick up some real maple syrup to serve with them!