This Puffed Amaranth Granola recipe is lightly sweetened, packed with protein and perfect for a healthy breakfast or snack!
Heat a saucepan over medium heat. (It’s ready when you sprinkle some water in the bottom and it sizzles and dances around).
Add one tsp amaranth to the pan and put the lid on. It should begin popping immediately. If it doesn’t, dump it out and turn up the heat a little bit.
Let sit 5 seconds, shake the pan. Repeat 2-3 times for a total of no more than 20 seconds. Remove from pan.
If it looks good and didn’t burn, repeat the procedure with 1 Tablespoon at a time until you have 3/4 cup puffed amaranth.
In a large bowl, combine amaranth, oats, pepitas, pecans, chia seeds and cinnamon.
In a small bowl combine vanilla, oil, maple syrup and peanut butter. Microwave 20 seconds and stir until well combined.
Pour wet mixture into bowl with dry ingredients and mix until well coated.
Spread onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes.
Remove, let cool and stir in raisins.
Store in an airtight container.
Feel free to use your favorite nut or dried fruit to replace the raisins or pecans.