Monday, March 15, 2010

Breakfast Amaranth Take Two

There are so many grains to share and yet this is the second amaranth recipe I am sharing.  We just love amaranth in our home.  It's nutrient dense in that it contains nearly twice as much of the essential amino acid lysine than wheat does making it almost a complete protien. It also is rich in calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc and fiber.

An earlier posted recipe, Breakfast Chai Amaranth is also delicious but does contain ingredients that may not be found in everyone's cabinets. This recipe is a bit kinder on first timers.



1.5 c. dry amaranth grain
2.5 tbsp. honey
2 herbal or dried fruit tea bags or your choice (I used Yogi Himalayan Apple Spice)
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
3 c. water
1/3 cup dried, unsweetened coconut (optional)
favorite fresh fruit to top (such as bananas, strawberries and pineapple)


1 – Place amaranth in saucepan and cover with 3 cups water. 
2 –  Add honey, tea bags and cinnamon.
3 – Bring to a boil.  Cpver and reduce heat to low and simmer for 35-45 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. 
4 – Remove tea bags, toss with dried coconut, top with favorite fruit and serve.

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