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popped amaranth recipe

How to Make Popped Amaranth

Popping amaranth is like popping corn - it's nutty and delicious sprinkled on porridge and more.
Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 11 mins
Course Snack
Servings 1 cup


  • 3 tbsp uncooked amaranth


  • Heat a pot/pan (with a tight fitting lid) to a medium-high heat. Test the heat by splashing a drop of water in the pan. If it sizzles and jumps around, your pan is ready.
  • Working quickly, one teaspoon at a time, drop in the dry amaranth grains straight into the hot pan. Place the lid on and shake it around so no grains burn on the bottom. The grains should start to pop.*
  • After around 30 seconds, once the grains have all turned white, toss the popped grains into a separate bowl. Repeat until all the dry amaranth is used up.


Calories: (whole recipe) 134 Fat: 2.5g Saturated fat: 0.5g Carbohydrates: 23.6g Sugar: 0.6g Fibre: 2.4g Protein: 4.9g
If the grains aren't popping, your pan isn't hot enough. If the grains turn dark brown or black, then they are overcooked and you need to reduce the heat or work quicker, shaking the pan around constantly.
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