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Creamy Amaranth Porridge

  • Author: Libby and Dalton Bloom
  • Total Time: 30-35 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x


Have you ever tried amaranth? This pseudocereal has an earthy, nutty flavor, with a chewy texture that’s perfect for making creamy and delicious porridge



For the Porridge:

  • 1 cup organic amaranth seeds
  • 2 1/2 cups milk, coconut milk, almond milk, water, or a combination
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey or pure maple syrup, plus more as desired
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/21 teaspoon warming spices (optional)

Optional Add-Ins:

  • Extra milk
  • Fresh fruit
  • Nuts
  • Nut butter
  • Seeds
  • Coconut flakes
  • Dried fruit


  1. In a small saucepan, combine amaranth, milk/water, salt, and spices. Bring to a boil, uncovered.
  2. Cover, reduce heat to simmer, and cook for about 25 minutes, stirring frequently until amaranth is tender and creamy. Remove from heat, sweeten to taste, and serve with desired toppings.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25-30 minutes
  • Category: Porridge
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Breakfast

Keywords: amaranth, porridge, breakfast, vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, brunch