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amaranth porridge

Creamy Amaranth Porridge

An earthy, sweet and creamy alternative to oat porridge.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast
Servings 2


  • 1 cup amaranth, uncooked
  • 3 cups milk (I used Alpro Soy Light)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (and/or ginger powder, nutmeg, or similar)
  • 2 bananas
  • Optional: maple syrup, popped amaranth, nuts, berries, cacao nibs, nut butter


  • Combine milk, amaranth and cinnamon in a pan with a tight fitting lid. Bring to the boil.
  • Once boiling, reduce heat to low and place the lid on the pan. Simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, mash a banana in a bowl.
  • When the liquid is absorbed, you should have a creamy mixture with a slight chew to it (but no crunch). Mix the mashed banana through.
  • Divide between 2 serving bowls. Top with anything you desire. I used maple syrup, cacao nibs, almonds, and popped amaranth.


Serving size: 1/2 recipe (without toppings) Calories: 548 Fat: 12g Saturated fat: 3g Carbohydrates: 77g Sugar: 23g Fiber: 20g Protein: 23g
Keyword amaranth porridge