Extraordinary amaranth recipes


A few days ago there was a post on Amaranth. Although amaranth is not a common grain, it can be used as such. Amaranth is gluten-free and rich in protein. Today you get to know two new, delicious recipes that are a bit more unusual.

Amaranth – pancakes with filling

Ingredients for the dough:

  • 200g amaranth flour (with our Salzburg grain mills Max Spezial, MT 12 and MT 18 you can grind amaranth)
  • 100g wholemeal wheat flour
  • 0.5 liters of mineral water
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 pinch of salt

For the filling you need:

  • 250g curd cheese
  • Fresh herbs (chives, parsley, dill, etc.)
  • Cress and / or alfalfa sprouts


How to prepare the filled amaranth pancakes:

For the filling you stir the curd with a bit of the mineral water to make it creamy. Then you add the herbs and cress or sprouts and mix everything. For the pancakes simply mix the ingredients for the dough into a homogeneous mass. Then bake the pancakes, fill them and roll them up – done! If you prepare a fresh salad, you have an ideal summer dinner.

The recipe should be enough for 4 people.


Extraordinary amaranth recipes

Alegria – a sweet from Mexico


  • 12 tbsp puffed amaranth
  • 4 tablespoons of liquid honey
  • 2 tablespoons butter (soft)
  • As desired: raisins, sunflower seeds, etc.


And that’s how easy you can prepare the treat:

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Now provide a small, flat, angular bowl. Now you should moisten your hands, so that the dough does not stick to your fingers too much. Put the dough in the bowl and press it to the ground. Refrigerate the bowl in the refrigerator. When the dough has hardened slightly, it is best to cut out small pieces with a damp knife. Now you can enjoy this Mexican sweet, for example for afternoon coffee or tea. What’s left over should be cooled in the refrigerator.


Have fun trying out these amaranth recipes yourself!


Amaranth is gluten-free and rich in protein: here you can read more!

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