I love cooking with amaranth flour. It’s gluten-free, high in protein and fiber, and is a great way to use an ancient grain that has been around for centuries. There aren’t a lot of amaranth flour recipes so I wanted to share my favorites in this post!
Amaranth flour is a gluten-free, grain-like seed that can be used to make pancakes, breads and other baked goods. The flour has been around for centuries and has recently become popular in the US because of it being so versatile.
Honestly, amaranth is not the most common ingredient in many kitchens. But, it’s worth getting to know this unique grain because of its high nutritional value and versatility.
Why amaranth flour is a must have
For one thing, amaranth contains more protein than any other cereal or pseudo-cereal plant on earth!
It also has a higher concentration of calcium, iron, manganese and magnesium than do grains like wheat or corn.
And did we mention that amaranth flour is gluten free? So if you have celiac disease or an intolerance for gluten, then using amaranth flour in your recipes is perfect.
Amaranth flour recipes
Amaranth flour pancakes
These amaranth flour pancakes are my favorite. They are easy to make, taste great with jam – or any other topping you want – and are high in protein.
- 1 Egg
- 1 Egg white
- 1 1/4 Cup almond mil
- 1 Tsp sweetener of choice
- 1 1/2 Cups amaranth flour
- 2 Tsp baking powder
- In a bowl beat the eggs, milk and sweetener until light and foamy.
- Add the baking powder and amaranth flour and continue mixing until everything is well incorporated. Let the batter rest for 15 minutes.
- Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat and pour around 1/4 cup pancake batter onto the hot skillet. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes per side.
Banana Amaranth Flour Waffles
These banana amaranth flour waffles are a great way to brighten your morning with a delicious and healthy breakfast that is also gluten free.
- 1 Cup amaranth flour
- 1 Banana, mashed
- 1/4 Cup coconut oil, melted
- 2 maple syrup
- 2 Tsp baking powder
- 1/2 Cup milk or mylk of choice
- Place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix until everything is well combined.
- Transfer the batter to the waffle maker and cook until golden brown.
Amaranth Flour Cookies
These amaranth flour cookies are the perfect way to end a meal. They are crunchy and delicious. They are slightly earthy and completely gluten free.
- 1 Egg
- 1/3 Cup coconut oil, melted
- 1/3 Cup dark brown sugar or coconut sugar
- 2/3 Cup amaranth flour
- 1/2 Tsp baking powder
- 1 Tsp cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
- In bowl whisk together the egg, coconut oil and brown sugar. Add the cinnamon and baking powder.
- Add the amaranth flour and mix until fully incorporated. Let the batter rest for 20 minutes.
- With the help of a spoon scoop out the cookies and place onto the baking pan.
- Take to the oven and bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Now it’s time to start cooking
You can’t go wrong with these amaranth flour recipes. Amaranth flour has more protein than other types of flours, it’s gluten-free, and contains all nine essential amino acids – making it a perfect substitute for wheat flour or cornmeal.
So what are you waiting for? Whip up one of our amaranth flour recipes today!