Amaranth Crackers




  • 1 part Amaranth to 2 parts


1 part Amaranth to 2 parts water. Cook with a slow simmer, lid on for about 20-30 minutes until water is absorbed (check to make sure it doesn’t burn, and use a heat diff-user mat if your cook top’s lowest setting is too hot).
1/2 cup amaranth made about two large trays or crackers, but you can use any amount you like.
The Amaranth cooks to a sticky porridge-like consistency.
Remove from heat and allow to cool.
When cool, roll small 1/2″ or 1.5 cm balls and place on a tray lined with baking paper, allow enough space for them to be pressed down.
Place a second piece of baking paper on top and with your fingertips press down gently until your rolled balls of amaranth are flat. Aim to get them uniformly thin but not so thin that they fall apart.
Gently peel off the baking paper and neaten any edges with the edge of a spoon or knife if you like or leave rough, its up to you.
Place in oven preheated to about 160 – 180°C – not too hot.
Cook for about 20 min or until you can see that they are lightly toasted. Remove from oven and remove onto a wire rack to cool. They will be crisp and firm and peel off easily from the baking paper.
When cool they are perfect crackers / chips / crisps. They taste a bit like sesame.
You can add additional seasonings/spices for added flavor (cinnamon, dill…

  • Ingredients2
  • Servings1
  • Calories358

Nutrients Per Serving

  • Calories: 358
  • Protein: 13 g
  • Fat: 6.7 g
  • Carbs: 63 g
  • Fiber: 6.4 g
  • Sodium: 3.8 g
  • Potassium: 490 mg
  • Phosphorus: 537 mg