Amaranth Breakfast Porridge

Amaranth breakfast porridge

Once used regularly by the Aztecs, amaranth grain offers up a powerful protein punch and great start to your day. It is a great option for people with Celiac disease being that it is gluten free. In addition you could also make a savory version with greens, mushrooms, herbs and spices and have it for lunch or dinner.

Health bennies:

  • A complete protein (contains 18 amino acids)
  • High fiber
  • Good source of iron, calcium & magnesium
  • Contains vitamins A, C & B-6

Amaranth Breakfast Porridge

*Use organic ingredients whenever possible.
Servings 1


  • 1/2 cup Amaranth grain
  • 1 cup Water

Optional garnishes:

  • Ghee
  • Raw honey
  • Sea salt
  • Nuts
  • Seeds
  • Fruit/berries
  • Bee Pollen


  1. Combine the amaranth and water in a small pot. Bring to a boil, reduce to low heat, cover and cook 15-20 minutes stirring occasionally.
  2. When all of the liquid has been absorbed remove from heat and let sit covered 10 more minutes.
  3. Serve and garnish as desired.

Recipe Notes

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Sarah Burchard is the author of The Healthy Locavore, a natural foods chef and certified health coach whose writing centers around holistic health, supporting community and eating locally grown and made food.