Popped Amaranth

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Popped Amaranth  This photo was taken by CJ Baldacchino during a live tv show

‘a great alternative to popcorn.  If  you dip fruit and bananas into a bowl of popped amaranth, it forms a thin coating and makes a crunchy and tasty snack.  The first time I tried to make popped amaranth, it was  not very successful.  You need a very hot pan and to make it is small quantities, a spoonful at a time.  You need patience but its worth it :)’


You will need:

3 Tablespoons of raw amaranth

Heat a heavy pan over high heat until it is extremely hot.  Add one tablespoon of raw amaranth.  Cover the pan with a lid, lift the pan from the burner and shake it from side to side.  Provided that the pan is very hot, it will take around 12 seconds for the amaranth to pop.  Remove from the pan immediately to avoid it burning.  Add the next tablespoon of raw amaranth, repeat the process and then pop the last tablespoon of seeds.  The process will not work if you add more than one tablespoon at a time.  The popped amaranth can be stored in an airtight container for up to a month in the fridge. This recipe will give you 1 cup of popped amaranth.

This is a vegan, gluten free, nut free diabetic friendly recipe

Amaranth is available via Good Earth Distributors and you will also find it at Big Fresh in Mosta


11 responses to “Popped Amaranth”

  1. can almost taste this wonderful smoothie. would love you had a pinterest share button

    1. I am glad you like it and I would also love to have a pinterest share button but I do not know how to install it and would appreciate any help to get it done, pls email me leaahogg@gmail.com. Thanks much !

    1. Thank you for the reblog !

  2. It’s a tough life, Lea … but someone has to live it. 😉

    1. For sure Margaret Rose! Have a lovely Sunday !

  3. I like it .. going to try it myself .. I do not know if we have fresh pineapple available at this time ..Perhaps compote …Bon appétit ..For you and your friends ..

    1. Thank you Khaled and Bon appetit to you too, hope you enjoy it !

      1. Excellent – Thank you so much .. Kindly more of spring cocktails,
        Juices – Fruit ..Thanks again, have a good day

  4. The pictures are beautiful and the smoothie looks delicious and refreshing I am so making this. Yum yum yum….

    1. Thank you so much, glad you like it, have a wonderful day !

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