Amaranth Granola

5 from 2 votes

Try this healthy and easy Amaranth Granola at home in under 30 minutes using just eight ingredients. Here is how to make it.

You can also try my pumpkin spice granola to try new variations.

Amaranth Granola served in a bowl.
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About Amaranth Granola

Amaranth Granola is a nutritious mixture of puffed amaranth seeds, pecans, and pumpkin seeds, flavored with cinnamon, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. It is crisp, slightly sweet with a hint of spice, and comes together in 30 minutes.

It is much better than store-bought granola, as it is fresh, made with high-quality ingredients, and free of preservatives. You can always adjust the ingredients to your preference.

You can add it to your Greek yogurt, smoothies, milkshakes, or porridge or munch on it as a healthy snack.

Ingredients

To make healthy amaranth granola, you need 8 ingredients: puffed amaranth seeds, pecans or walnuts, ground cinnamon, pumpkin seeds, salt, coconut oil, vanilla extract, and maple syrup.

You will easily get puffed amaranth and pumpkin seeds in grocery stores or online grocery portals like Amazon.

You can use walnuts if you can’t find pecans or find them expensive.

Maple syrup adds a subtle hint of sweetness. You can use honey (not vegan) as well.

Cinnamon gives it a spice that goes well with the sweetness of maple syrup.

Use a good quality vanilla extract for a beautiful flavor and aroma.

I prefer coconut oil, which is healthy and the best choice for making home granola.

Pro Tips By Neha

Double or triple the recipe and store it for later use. Use a larger tray if scaling the recipe. Baking time will remain the same.

Be careful while baking the granola. Once it has baked for 12 minutes, please keep a close watch as it burns in the blink of an eye.

Granola will crisp up as it cools down. Make sure to cool it well before transferring it to the jar.

You can add other ingredients to this recipe to taste. My favorites include chocolate chips, shredded coconut, butterscotch chips, dried cranberries, quinoa, cocoa powder, chia seeds, and pistachios.

Storage Suggestions

Cool the granola completely and store it in a clean, dry, airtight container at room temperature. It will last for 3-4 months. Use a clean and dry spoon for every use to ensure the granola lasts longer.

It also freezes well. Store in a freezer-safe container or ziplock bag and freeze for about six months.

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Try this healthy and easy Amaranth Granola at home in under 30 minutes using just 8 ingredients. Here is how to make it.
5 from 2 votes

Amaranth Granola Recipe

Try this healthy and easy Amaranth Granola at home in under 30 minutes using just 8 ingredients. Here is how to make it.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Oven Preheating Time: 10 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
Servings: 6 people

Ingredients 

  • 2 cups puffed amaranth seeds
  • ¼ cup pecans or walnuts (roughly chopped)
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
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Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  • Line a 9×13 inch baking tray with parchment paper.
  • Mix puffed amaranth seeds, pecans, cinnamon, pumpkin seeds, and salt in a large bowl.
  • Add coconut oil, vanilla extract, and maple syrup to the bowl and mix everything well.
  • Transfer the mixture to the baking tray and spread evenly using a silicon spatula.
  • Transfer the tray to the middle rack of the oven and bake for 15-16 minutes until the granola is lightly browned.
  • Remove the tray from the oven and let the granola cool down for 20-30 minutes.
  • Transfer it in an airtight container and store it in a cool and dry place for up to a month or refrigerate for up to 3-4 months. You can also freeze it for 6-8 months. Use as required.

Notes

Double or triple the recipe and store it for later use. Use a larger tray if scaling the recipe. Baking time will remain the same.
Be careful while baking the granola. Once it has baked for 12 minutes, keep a close watch as it burns in the blink of an eye.
Granola will crisp up as it cools down. Make sure to cool it well before transferring it to the jar.
You can add other ingredients to this recipe as per your taste. Some of my favorites are chocolate chips, shredded coconut, butterscotch chips, dried cranberries, quinoa, cocoa powder, chia seeds, and pistachios.

Nutrition

Calories: 384kcal, Carbohydrates: 53g, Protein: 10g, Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 1g, Sodium: 101mg, Potassium: 405mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 9g, Vitamin A: 6IU, Vitamin C: 3mg, Calcium: 128mg, Iron: 5mg
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  1. 5 stars
    This is my new favorite breakfast!! It took me a while to figure out how to puff the amaranth, which I had no idea you could do, but it turned out to be easy. Thanks for the great recipe!