My newfound love of amaranth has made for some fun (although a bit messy!) breakfast times. However, the health benefits or amaranth outweigh the mess. Here is my basic amaranth recipe, along with 4 ways to make an amaranth breakfast (or snack).
Basic Amaranth Recipe
- 1 cup amaranth
- 2 cups water
- Combine amaranth and water in your instant pot
- Set manual high pressure to 6 minutes
- Open instant pot using quick release method
- Use one of the recipes below to make your amaranth
Amaranth Breakfast Cookies
My three year old, Sydney, loved the amaranth breakfast cookies. Probably because I said we were having cookies for breakfast!
What's not to love?
I made these spur of the moment, I wanted to find a way to give my daughter peanut butter and also allow her to feed herself, as the porridge was bit messy.
Amaranth applesauce porridge
When starting solids with my 6 month old, we decided to do a mix of baby led weaning and purees, but my daughter has no interest in being spoon fed. Instead, I offered her a preloaded spoon with the goodness of my amaranth applesauce porridge.
Amaranth Oat Balls
Super easy to make and baby girl loved feeding herself.