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Amaranth Flour

amaranth flour

Cooking Amaranth Flour Recipes

On this page you will find Amaranth flour recipes for pancakes, pasta, and more. We also have baking tips for cooking with this type flour and health benefits information.

We hope you will try a few of our Amaranth recipes, or even better, adapt one of your own for use with this type of flour.

If you do try one of our recipes, please share your whole grain cooking experience with others by leaving a comment at the bottom of this page.

But before you start there are a few things you should know:

  • Because Amaranth flour has such a broad spectrum of amino acids, when it is combined with other flours like wheat and corn it makes a complete protein, comparable to meat or fish. So don't think you have to completely switch to this type of flour to get its health benefits. Just a little bit can accomplish a lot.

  • It is a healthy addition to any recipe. It is higher in protein than most other grain flours, and because it contains no gluten it is a safe and tasty alternative for people with wheat allergies or Celiac disease.

  • Non-glutinous flours like Amaranth will not rise in yeast breads. They can only be substituted for about 30% of the glutinous flour you choose (i.e. wheat, rye, etc). Any more than this and you run the risk of baking a bread brick.

  • Do not eat Amaranth flour raw. It won't kill you or anything but it will inhibit your body's ability to absorb some nutrients which, of course, would make eating it counter-productive. So always cook it.

  • You can use 100% Amaranth flour in any recipe that doesn't require gluten to rise like pancakes, biscuits, flat breads, and pastas.

  • It has a very mild taste that without the addition of other flours might seem bland. So if you are experimenting, expect to compensate with the more flavorful elements of the recipe.

  • It can be hard to find so we put together a list of stores and online sites that carry this type of flour at a reasonable price, with cheap (sometimes free) shipping.
    Click here to find out where to buy Amaranth flour.
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