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

Rating: 5 stars 3
This dense, chewy bread has a good dose of fiber and is great toasted in the morning with my oatmeal.

Salad Crunchies Seed Medley

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.

Peanut Butter and Amaranth Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
A chewy peanut butter cookie that has a crunchy texture with the goodness of amaranth cereal in every bite.

Amaranth Pancakes

Rating: 3.5 stars 4
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.

Mighty Granola

It took years of tinkering to come up with my own personal favorite granola recipe. Granola recipes are meant to be modified, but maybe you can start with this. Enjoy warm with milk or by itself! Does well in the freezer for several months!

Gluten-Free, Yeast-Free Pizza Crust

Rating: 1 stars 2
Made with amaranth flour.

French Apple Pie with Streusel Topping

This recipe is so simple, yet the pie is delicious!

Amaranth Ginger Cookies

Rating: 1 stars 1
A very crisp cookie with the goodness of amaranth grains and oatmeal for extra fiber for your midday snack.


A wholesome breakfast, a quick meal or an accompaniment for curries and bhaaji, thalipeeth is a traditional Maharashtrian multigrain roti/flatbread from India. Millet flour is typically used to make the dough. Thalipeeth is best eaten on its own, served with thecha and onions. You could also pair thalipeeth with green moong dal, bharli vangi (baingan), curry chicken, etc.

Green Amaranth and Chicken Soup

This is a summery light soup. Chicken can be substituted with boiled egg, amaranth with spinach, and garlic scapes with regular garlic.

Inspiration and Ideas

Amaranth Wedges
Rating: Unrated 1
Honey-sweetened gluten-free amaranth wedges for quick healthy snack or nourishing breakfast!
No-Sugar-Added Amish Pumpkin Bread
No sugar added, no artificial sweeteners! A lovely, moist pumpkin bread that uses a mixture of artisan flours and features raisins as the source of yummy sweetness.
Whole-Grain Pancakes

I make this for my kids quite often. Great way to get whole grains in them! Preparing the batter in the food processor makes it that much easier, and smoothes out the batter for those who don't like a grainy texture. Serve with syrup and butter or coconut oil. Also delicious with ricotta cheese and strawberries, and just a drizzle of syrup.