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If I cook up some Amaranth for breakfast how would you say is the best way to eat it? Like cream of wheat with milk & honey? Or something else. I haven't had Amaranth yet. But I'm game. What do you say it tastes like? I have some ground flax seed I can sprinkle on it. Or sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds or pecans.

Suggestions?

P.S. I have dh & am iodine sensitive so no butter for me & I limit the milk very strictly.

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If I cook up some Amaranth for breakfast how would you say is the best way to eat it? Like cream of wheat with milk & honey? Or something else. I haven't had Amaranth yet. But I'm game. What do you say it tastes like? I have some ground flax seed I can sprinkle on it. Or sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds or pecans.

Suggestions?

P.S. I have dh & am iodine sensitive so no butter for me & I limit the milk very strictly.

I started cooking amaranth for breakfast (cereal) after I learned it has high amounts of iron and calcium. Initially I mixed amaranth with buckwheat cereal and leftover Bob's Red Mill Mighty Tasty gluten-free hot cereal and cooked 1/4 cup of that mixture in 1 cup of almond or hazelnut milk. I also added a bit of rice bran and flax meal to prevent the cereal from boiling over in the microwave. (I don't like cooking cereal on the stove.) I microwave it about 3 minutes, but stop and stir it before it boils over every so often. Then I let it set awhile and come back and reheat it before eating. I add a tablespoon of almond butter and chopped fruit (pears, peaches or sometimes berries) to the cooked cereal.

I can't really say what amaranth tastes like, because I prepare it with so many other ingredients. However I do notice the 'seedy' texture. When I cook amaranath enough, the seeds are more like tapioca bubbles, which I like.

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Thank you burdee for the response. I intend to try it in the morning. Think I'll be brave & try it all by itself & see what it really tastes like.cool.gif

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I started cooking amaranth for breakfast (cereal) after I learned it has high amounts of iron and calcium. Initially I mixed amaranth with buckwheat cereal and leftover Bob's Red Mill Mighty Tasty gluten-free hot cereal and cooked 1/4 cup of that mixture in 1 cup of almond or hazelnut milk. I also added a bit of rice bran and flax meal to prevent the cereal from boiling over in the microwave. (I don't like cooking cereal on the stove.) I microwave it about 3 minutes, but stop and stir it before it boils over every so often. Then I let it set awhile and come back and reheat it before eating. I add a tablespoon of almond butter and chopped fruit (pears, peaches or sometimes berries) to the cooked cereal.

I can't really say what amaranth tastes like, because I prepare it with so many other ingredients. However I do notice the 'seedy' texture. When I cook amaranath enough, the seeds are more like tapioca bubbles, which I like.

I know nothing about Amaranth but this sounds great. I hate to clean up a pot when I can microwave. How do you buy it? Does it say cereal? or seeds? I have some buckwheat I wasn't thrilled with & some Bob's I love to combine.

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Karen, I got Bob's Organic Whole Grain Amaranth. It's sort of a maize color & the seeds are about the size of poppy seeds, maybe even a tad smaller.

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Karen, I got Bob's Organic Whole Grain Amaranth. It's sort of a maize color & the seeds are about the size of poppy seeds, maybe even a tad smaller.

In some ways, this Celiac is a blessing. Look at all the new foods I would never have heard of or tried. And some I even like! ;)

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I agree. And in my case my hubby would never have tried ANY of these foods --- strictly a meat & potatoes guy --- AND he would have grumbled so much about me trying them that it just wouldn't have been worth listening to him. But now...... he can't & doesn't say a thing! I have always been more naturally inclined to eat this way --- whole grains, hearty type stuff, whole foods, lots of raw fruits etc... And I am so grateful that my mom had a standing rule with us kids. It was, "You have to take ONE bite, then if you don't like it, you don't have to eat it, but you MUST take one bite." I learned there were a lot of things that I loved but never would have tried were it not for mom's rule. Thanks mom where ever you are!

As to the Amaranth..... I cooked it this morning & ate it with a little sugar on it & a little milk poured in. Works for me! It really doesn't have much flavor, only a vague nutty taste. It's a little crunchy like Quinoa but not as much so & I liked the crunchyness. It's on my list now. And I look forward to putting fruit in it & nuts & such.biggrin.gif

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