Health Benefit: Amaranth is rich in the essential amino acid lysine, which helps the body produce energy, absorb calcium and build muscle.
1. In a medium saucepan on medium-high, bring almond milk, cinnamon, ginger, allspice and salt to a simmer. Stir in amaranth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent amaranth from sticking to bottom of pan. Stir in 1 tbsp maple syrup. Cover and keep warm.
2. Meanwhile, in a dry skillet over medium, toast pecans, stirring constantly to prevent burning, about 30 seconds. Add remaining ½ tbsp maple syrup and stir to coat. Cook until syrup is reduced and thickened and nuts are well coated, 30 to 45 seconds longer.
3. Divide amaranth evenly between 2 bowls and swirl in pumpkin, dividing evenly. Top with maple-glazed pecans and dates, dividing evenly. If using, top with chopped banana or pear.
- Serving Size 1 bowl
- Calories 317
- Carbohydrate Content 54 g
- Cholesterol Content 0 mg
- Fat Content 10 g
- Fiber Content 7 g
- Protein Content 7 g
- Saturated Fat Content 1 g
- Sodium Content 199 mg
- Sugar Content 26 g
- Monounsaturated Fat Content 5 g
- Polyunsaturated Fat Content 3 g