18+ Amazing Amaranth Recipes

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Do you enjoy trying new foods? These fantastic amaranth recipes will make you fall in love with this ancient and versatile gluten-free grain.

Move over quinoa; let’s try something new today! Amaranth is the new (ancient) kid in town, and it can be turned into lots of delicious meals and snacks!

From pancakes and porridge to burgers, bread, soups, and salads, the possibilities are endless.

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Especially for those who follow a gluten-free diet, adding amaranth to your weekly routine can spice things up.

Check out delicious recipes featuring other grains, such as millet, buckwheat, or rice, on our website! Enjoy the following collection.

Best Amaranth Recipes

Savory Pancakes
These delicious, non-traditional pancakes are a quick savory recipe that combines green peas and amaranth. It’s perfect for any day of the week; enjoy them for breakfast, lunch, or dinner with your favorite toppings!
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amaranth pancakes
Amaranth Porridge
Breakfast can be a stressful meal to prepare on a busy morning, but this porridge recipe is quick and easy! A mix of amaranth, fall spices, nuts, and seeds creates the perfect morning meal. You’ll love it topped with raspberry jam!
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amaranth porridge raspberry chia jam
Amaranth Baked Falafel
This protein-rich recipe has plenty of nutrition with a crunch. You can use the falafel in salads or sandwiches and even make it the key component of any meal! The zesty flavors combined with herbs and spices will give your meal a Mediterranean flare.
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amaranth baked falafel
Chocolate Amaranth Pudding
Store-bought pudding does not stand a chance next to this next-level vegan version. It is beautifully decadent, rich with chocolate, and features cardamom-poached pears! Yes, please.
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chocolate amaranth pudding pears
Amaranth Crunch Cups
You only need 3 simple ingredients to create these vegan no-bake crunch cups. Simply combine amaranth, dark chocolate, and peanut butter into a cupcake liner! It’s the perfect recipe to satisfy any sweet tooth.
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amaranth cups
Creamy Amaranth Polenta and Chickpea Marinara
Easy to make in under 30 minutes, this creamy polenta with chickpeas is a must-try! Fire-roasted tomatoes, amaranth, and a handful of other simple ingredients are all you need.
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Amaranth Polenta with chickpea marinara
Energy Balls with Amaranth & Turmeric
Who doesn’t need a quick pick-me-up during the day? These energy balls made with puffed amaranth and turmeric are ready to enjoy in only 10 minutes! You’ll love the mix of cocoa nibs, dates, hazelnuts, almonds, and lemon zest.
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Soft Gluten-Free Bread
Finding a delicious gluten-free bread recipe can be difficult, but this recipe does not lack in flavor or texture! It is soft, gluten-free, yeast-free, and can be used for any of your bread needs. No kneading required!
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easy quick gluten free bread
Creamy Golden Corn Soup
Simple and delicious, this golden corn soup is packed with nutrients. It is low in fat, vegan, and gluten-free. The robust flavors of corn, carrots, sweet potatoes, amaranth, and bell peppers make it a delectable meal.
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Golden Corn Soup
Amaranth Eggplant Burgers
Looking for a mouth-watering, tangy vegan burger? With this eggplant amaranth patty, you’ll never miss the traditional version. The sriracha tahini sauce adds an extra kick to this savory and smokey burger recipe.
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Amaranth Eggplant Burgers
Rose Apple Amaranth Bars
Need a delicious snack packed with superfood benefits? Look no further! A combination of amaranth, rose apple chips, seeds, almond butter, and even more healthy ingredients are in these delicious bars. Store them in an airtight container or enjoy at any time by freezing for the best shelf life.
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Rose Apple Amaranth Bars
Baked Zucchini Amaranth Patties
Zucchini is a very versatile vegetable used in many vegan recipes (including these patties!) With a crunchy exterior, these amaranth patties are rich in protein and flavor. After mastering this recipe, you can use them for salad toppers, in sandwiches, or as an entree.
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Zucchini Amaranth Patties
Beetroot Amaranth with Chickpeas and Purslane
Creamy, flavorful, and nutritious — what’s not to love? This savory dish is perfect for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The beets, purslane, and lemon juice make this a simple and fresh meal.
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beet amaranth
Peanut Butter Puffed Amaranth Granola
Granola is a wonderful snack that you can add to yogurt, oatmeal, or even ice cream. It's simple to make, plus this homemade version is far healthier than the store-bought varieties. You can also customize this granola with your favorite ingredients!
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strawberry amaranth parfait
Stuffed Acorn Squash
Nothing says “fall” like a stuffed acorn squash! This cozy, warm dish is flavorful and meal prep-friendly. Give this recipe a try, you will not be disappointed! It also makes for a beautiful presentation piece for your next dinner party.
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Stuffed Acorn Squash
Strawberry Chia Amaranth Parfait
A parfait is a great way to start your day. The fresh strawberries paired with nutritious amaranth create a delicious, cooling treat! It’s simple to make and the ingredients are easy to find.
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strawberry amaranth parfait
Vegan Amaranth Meatballs
Amaranth can even be used to make meatballs! This recipe is packed with flavor, resulting in juicy meatballs perfect for Italian dishes or even inside a hotdog bun.
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fresh amaranth meatballs
Puffed Amaranth Seed Crackers
Amaranth can be easily popped like any other grain, making it super versatile. For this recipe, all you need is puffed amaranth, seeds, and spices to create some crispy chips. You can even be creative with ingredients to create your own flavor!
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Amaranth and seed crackers
Crunchy Asian Salad
You can add amaranth to any salad for extra texture and nutrition! This Asian salad features a refreshing dressing made with rice vinegar, ginger, sesame oil, and more. Enjoy this gluten-free meal as a main meal or side dish.
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Mung Beans Amaranth Crunchy Asian Salad

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18+ Delectable Amaranth Recipes (Sweet & Savory)

by Alena Schowalter
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Do you enjoy trying new foods? These fantastic amaranth recipes will make you fall in love with this ancient and versatile gluten-free grain. 
Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 3 cups water 720 ml
  • 1 cup amaranth 190 g

Instructions

  • Bring 3 cups of water to a boil in a medium saucepan.
  • Add dry amaranth and stir to combine.
  • Cover with a lid and lower the heat so that the amaranth can simmer.
  • Once all of the water has been absorbed, remove from heat and use your freshly cooked amaranth!

Notes

  • Replace the water with vegetable broth to add more flavor.
  • You can also add some spices like thyme or curry to the water while cooking.
  • Find 18+ delicious uses for amaranth in the article above!
Course: Ingredient
Cuisine: American
Nutrition Facts
18+ Delectable Amaranth Recipes (Sweet & Savory)
Amount per Serving
Calories
97
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
2
g
3
%
Sodium
 
6
mg
0
%
Carbohydrates
 
18
g
6
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Protein
 
4
g
8
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated automatically, their accuracy is not guaranteed.
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Hi, I'm Alena Schowalter — a Certified Vegan Nutritionist who has been a vegetarian since childhood and vegan since 2012. Together with my husband, I founded nutriciously in 2015 and have been guiding thousands of people through different transition stages toward a healthy plant-based diet. I enjoy discussions around vegan ethics, walks through nature, and creating new recipes. Read more about us here.

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