Amaranth porridge with peach, passion and pomegranate is a new favourite breakfast. It’s nutritious, has a lovely nutty taste, it’s a good protein source and it’s naturally gluten-free – a perfect way to start the day.
Amaranth take 25 minutes to cook on the stove, so for busy morning soak the raw amaranth in water the night before to reduce the cooking time or cook it completely and reheat in the morning.
Top with fresh seasonal fruit. I have used peach, passionfruit, pomegranate, coconut, bee pollen and chia seeds.
Amaranth Porridge with Peach, Passion and Pomegranate
- 1/2 cup amaranth
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla paste or extract
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- Fresh fruit to garnish (peach, passionfruit, pomegranate)
- Rince and drain the amaranth. Add to a saucepan with the water, vanilla, cinnamon and salt.
- Bring to the boil, cover and then simmer for 25 minutes or until cooked through, stirring occasionally. Add more water if required.
- Once cooked stir through the milk and maple syrup. Top with fresh fruit. I have used sliced peach, passionfruit, pomegranate, coconut, bee pollen, and extra maple.
If you make my amaranth porridge, be sure to take a picture and upload to Instagram with the hashtag #littlebigh so I can check out your creation. xx
I’ve never made porridge with amaranth before, but now I’m excited to give it a try. And besides, anything drizzled with passion fruit wins in my books!
Thanks Lisa, yes give it a go. It’s a little similar tasting to quinoa porridge. Slightly nutty tasting.
What a lovely looking recipe! I’ve not cooked with amaranth before, but it sounds like a good way to use it and would be such a healthy breakfast. I really like the addition of all the fruits – I definitely want to include more passion fruit in my cooking.
Thanks so much Ali, it is a great option for breakfast and makes a nice change from traditional oats. Passionfruit is a favourite in our house. I have a passionfruit tree in the backyard which comes in very handy.
I have baked with amaranth flour, but I haven’t enjoyed these grains whole. I love this easy breakfast recipe.
Try it Sandi, you won’t be disappointed. Thanks for stopping by.
Such a delicious and healthy breakfast.
Thanks Clair, fresh fruit is so pretty isn’t it…. xx
Adriana Lopez Martin
Amaranth is an ingredient very common in my Mexican culture we make candies and add to salads and savory dishes but have never made porridge looks amazing and so pretty
Thanks so much Adriana, I love the idea of using it in candies. I would love a recipe :)