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Amaranth porridge


  • 1 cup amaranth grains

  • 2 cups almond milk or coconut milk

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 banana, mashed

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey, or to taste

  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped

  • Fresh fruit like berries or mango to top


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the amaranth, almond milk, water, mashed banana, vanilla, maple syrup/honey and cinnamon.

  2. Bring to a gentle boil over medium heat. Then reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally until the amaranth is soft and the porridge is creamy.

  3. Remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes. The porridge will continue to thicken as it cools.

  4. Divide porridge into bowls and top with chopped walnuts and fresh fruit like berries or mango.

  5. Can be served warm or chilled. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.


  • Try different kinds of milk like oat or soy milk.

  • Swap other spices like nutmeg, allspice, cardamom

  • Mix in other fruits like mashed pear or apple

  • Add other toppings like chia seeds, coconut, or pumpkin seeds

Amaranth porridge
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