Average: 4 (1 vote)
Active time
35 minutes
Total time
35 minutes
1 serving

¼ cup amaranth

¾ cup water

½ cup milk (nut milk is also great!)

1 teaspoon honey

1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

¼ teaspoon cinnamon

optional garnish: coconut flakes

  1. In a small pot, bring amaranth and water to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook, stirring often, until liquid is mostly absorbed (about 15 minutes).
  2. Add the milk and continue cooking for an additional 15 minutes, until porridge reaches desired texture. Stir in the honey, cocoa powder, and cinnamon and mix until well combined.

An Oldways Whole Grains Council, courtesy of Kelly Toups


Calories: 270
Total Fat: 5g
Saturated Fat: 2g
Sodium: 55mg
Carbohydrate: 47g
Fiber: 6g
Total Sugar: 13g (Added Sugar: 6g)
Protein: 12g

Yield: 1 serving

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Maria Fernandez
It would be helpful if I could see the nutrition breakdown. Most of my patients are not very skilled at calories, carb counting.
Hi Maria, You can hover over the "i" icon next to "Nutrition" to view the breakdown on all of our recipes. Here are the nutrition facts for this recipe: Calories: 270, Total Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Sodium: 55mg, Carbohydrate: 47g, Fiber: 6g, Total Sugar: 13g (Added Sugar: 6g), Protein: 12g
Susan in Las Vegas
When I'm saving the recipe, I can't copy/paste the Nutrition info when it's in that pop-up window.
Hi Susan! If you click the printer icon next to the recipe (righthand side of the page), the recipe document that's created will include the nutrition information. You can print this document, or save to your computer.
Mayela Mascorro
Love it! It is really tasteful and sweet <3

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