If you would’ve asked me a year ago what amaranth was, I wouldn’t have been able to tell you. Which makes me sad, because I was really missing out!
The amaranth grain is from South America and is higher in protein than almost all other grains. It has a slightly mild nutty flavor and is sticky when cooked. I eat it like you would a Cream of Wheat type of cereal.
I normally make a batch and keep it in the fridge to enjoy throughout the week. Having it already made makes a very easy, fast, healthy breakfast.
I like my amaranth best topped with sliced bananas, pecans, cinnamon, and a bit of pure maple syrup. 🙂