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This amaranth porridge makes for a nourishing breakfast that will keep you comfortably full for hours. Amaranth is known for its impressive nutritional record, being very high in protein as well as calcium, iron and phosphorus. The addition of fragrant spices and stewed strawberries makes it almost desert-like and delicious. Slideshow: More Healthy Breakfast Recipes 

February 2015


Credit: Photo © Anya Kassoff

Recipe Summary

20 mins
2 to 4


Strawberry Topping


Make the porridge
  • Combine all of the ingredients for the porridge (vanilla pod included) in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, lower the heat and simmer, covered, for 15 minutes.

Make the strawberry topping
  • Combine all of the ingredients for the strawberry topping (vanilla pod included) in a separate saucepan, bring to a boil, lower the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

  • Mix the porridge and strawberries together. Add a few splashes of coconut milk if desired and sprinkle with poppy seeds.