Toasted Coconut Amaranth {GF + V}

  • Author: Camilla
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 35 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x


Feel free to double or triple the recipe; leftovers can be cooled and stored in the refrigerator, then reheated in a minute or so for a quick breakfast.



  • 1/4 cup unsweetened flake coconut
  • 1/2 cup amaranth
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 11/2 cups coconut milk beverage ( NOT canned! In tetra packs like this)
  • 1 cup water
  • Optional: (1) Sweetener of choice (e.g., honey, maple syrup, stevia, natural cane sugar), and (2) Dark chocolate chips or chunks


  1. In a small saucepan, over medium heat, toast the coconut until golden brown and fragrant. Transfer to a small dish.
  2. In the same saucepan, over medium heat, toast the amaranth, stirring, for 2 to 3 minutes or until fragrant.
  3. Add salt, coconut milk, and water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 25 to 35 minutes or until very smooth and creamy and a lot (but not all) of the liquid is absorbed.
  4. Serve in two bowls, sprinkled with the toasted coconut and (optional) sweetener and/or chocolate.

  • Category: Breakfast, Hot Cereal


  • Serving Size: 1/2 of recipe
  • Calories: 285
  • Sugar: 2.3 g
  • Sodium: 119 mg
  • Fat: 12.3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 33.8 g
  • Fiber: 8 g
  • Protein: 7.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
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