Amaranth Breakfast Porridge with Caramelized Bananas

"When your morning starts with sweet + sticky caramelized bananas (a new found love!), you can bet it's going to be a very very good day!"
-- @bethbierema
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Prep time 10mins
Cook time 30mins
Serves or Makes: 2

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For Amaranth Porridge


  • 1 cup amaranth
  • 1 1/2 cups milk of choice (I love oat)
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch Kosher salt

For the Caramelized Bananas


  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 just ripe bananas, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • pinch Kosher salt

Optional Toppings


  • shredded coconut
  • sesame seeds
  • walnuts
  • peanut butter

For the Amar


  • Step 1

    Pour amaranth into pot followed by milk and water. Whisk in cinnamon and salt. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 25-30 minutes. The amaranth will only thicken at the end.

  • Step 2

    While amaranth is simmering, melt coconut oil in a small pot. Add banana slices and sprinkle with coconut sugar and pinch of salt. Cook for about 2 minutes and then flip and cook for about 2 minutes more. You want them soft, but not falling apart.

  • Step 3

    Scoop amaranth into bowls and top with caramelized bananas and other desired toppings! Enjoy!

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