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Apple Cinnamon Amaranth Porridge

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Apple Cinnamon Amaranth Porridge

This Apple Cinnamon Amaranth Porridge recipe is a creamy breakfast porridge that is perfect for chilly mornings.

Amaranth is a tiny seed that is packed with protein, calcium, and fiber. When cooked, it has a flavor similar to quinoa. Cooked in water or milk, amaranth will form a sticky porridge similar to cream of wheat, which is perfect for a hearty breakfast! Thanks to our friends at The Institute of Functional Medicine for sharing this tasty recipe!

Ingredients: (Servings: 4, Calories: 203)

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup amaranth
  • 1 large apple, skin on, cored and diced
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt

Other desired toppings:

  • Fresh fruit: strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, peaches
  • Dried fruit: cranberries, raisins, apricots


  1. In a medium saucepan, add all ingredients and bring to a boil. Stir frequently.
  2. Reduce heat to low and simmer (covered) for 20-25 minutes until amaranth is soft.

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Note(s): This can be made the night before and reheated in the morning. Store any leftovers in airtight glass container in refrigerator for up to 5 days. Serve with coconut or almond milk added to desired thickness. Add a small amount of stevia if more sweetness is desired. Optionally, serve topped with walnuts.

Adair Lentz

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