Did You Know?
13 g of fiber
31% Daily values of Calcium
82% Daily values of Iron
14% Daily values of Vitamin C
|Before and After Popping|
Store Amaranth in an airtight container. Because of its oil content, it goes rancid quickly. If adding Amaranth flour to your baked-goods , do so in moderation. Try replacing 1/4 cup of your flour mix with Aramanth and test to see if you like the earthy flavor. If you use too much, it can get gummy. I've not used this product raw yet. I did pop a bunch and I'll grind it into flour.
Directions for Popping Amaranth:
Heat a skillet on high and switch to Medium-High, If the pot is not hot enough, the Amaranth will not pop. TEST by dropping a sprinkle of Amaranth into pan. If it does not pop within 30 seconds, the pot is not hot enough.
Drop 1 - 2 tablespoons of Amaranth onto the skillet at a time and stir constantly with a wooden spoon. You can also put lid on pan, but will have to keep shaking the pot and it only takes 30 seconds to pop. I burned my first two batches. The pan was not hot enough, and I let it sit too long. When it pops, you will know it.
Amaranth Breakfast Pops
1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds (soaked 2-4 hours and dehydrated)
1/2 cup raw almonds (soaked overnight and dehydrated)
1/2 cup raw pecans (soaked overnight and dehydrated)
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 cup raw honey or maple syrup.
4 Medjool Dates, pitted and soaked
1/4 cup raisins
1/2 cup hemp seeds
1 cup popped Amaranth (1/4 cup amaranth = 1 cup popped)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract or 4 drops Medicine Flower Vanilla Extract
1/4 cup shredded coconut (optional)
Process sunflower seeds, pecans, almonds and salt in the food processor leaving small chunks. Transfer to a large bowl and set aside.
Directions For Banana Date Paste:
- Blend banana, dates, raisins, and sweetener, and mix until smooth.
- Pour paste into the large bowl with the nuts and mix well. Fold in your hemp seeds and coconut.
- Place batter in freezer for 30 min to set.
- Scoop the mixture, form into 1" balls, press into popped amaranth, and roll in hands.
- Dehydrate at 110 degrees for about 6 to 8 hours and refrigerate in an airtight container.
Mix up some fresh almond milk, add Amaranth Breakfast Pop Balls, dehydrated sunflower seeds, about 3T extra popped amaranth, raisins, strawberries or blueberries, bananas, shredded coconut, and a drizzle of maple syrup (Grade B). Seriously delicious!!!