Amaranth Porridge

Recipe by Michelle Harris

Course: Breakfast

Difficulty: Easy

Servings: 2

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes


If your hunger in the morning is calling for a brekkie to satisfy you until lunch time, try out my warming gluten free grain porridge options. In case you’re wondering, traditional oats are contaminated with gluten during processing. To ensure they are gluten free, you can purchase ‘steel cut’ oats such as Bob’s Red Mill Steel Cut Oats or Red Tracker Wheat Free Organic Oats. Buckwheat, quinoa and amaranth are gluten free replacement options used in the recipes below, which provide protein alongside carbs, to help fill you up’. I will note however, that some individuals with a leaky gut can still react towards these pseudo grains, so always be in tune with how you feel and individualise your meal choices accordingly.


  • 1⁄4 cup amaranth, rolled
  • 3⁄4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon vanilla paste
  • 1⁄4 cup frozen berries
  • 1 teaspoon hemp or chia seeds


  1. Add everything except sweetener and seeds into saucepan
  2. Simmer for 3 minutes, while stirring
  3. Pour into serving bowl
  4. Add maple syrup and seeds