I (Britney) recently discovered that my body doesn’t like oats. I can’t tell you how much of a bummer this is. I mean, how do I give up oats? Granola? Granola bars? Oatmeal cookies? Yeah, I know. (Mom was sooo glad this was not her. You will still find oat recipes on this site from her. So don’t worry. You can still get your oat fix.)
Not to mention I love a good bowl of oatmeal in the mornings. What hot breakfast can you eat instead of oats? Is there anyone else out there that has an oat sensitivity and can feel my pain?
Luckily, this delicious amaranth porridge is a great substitute.
Amaranth is a grain you will love being acquainted with. It has a slightly nutty taste, is easily digestible, and has 3 times the fiber of wheat. It’s high in calcium, iron, lysine, and is totally gluten free. It has more protein than any other gluten-free grain, which makes it a great breakfast to start out your day with.
Strawberry Amaranth Porridge
1/3 cup of amaranth
1 cup of water
3/4 cup of almond milk or milk of your choice
1/2 cup of sliced up strawberries
2 teaspoons of honey or sweetener of your choice
Optional toppings: milk, cinnamon
Pour the amaranth into a sauce pan on medium heat. Stir and let it heat up. You will start hearing it pop in a couple minutes. Stir until it is all toasted, for 2 or 3 minutes.
Pour in the water and let it come to a low boil. Then stir in the milk and honey. Turn on medium low heat and let it cook about 30 minutes until the liquid gets absorbed and it thickens.
Serve in bowl with milk and fruit on top of it.