Sometimes me and Julia meet with great new ideas, and sometimes we just want to try something tasty. This time, well this dish happened by accident. We were making smoothie bowl recipes and really wanted to add granola to one. We were planning on making a regular granola mixture, one that we have made so many times we can practically dream it, however we decided last minute to make it a little more special. We have made granola with quinoa before and thought, why not! There was one fault in this plan, I didn’t have quinoa at the moment, but I had something similar; amaranth! Now for those of you who do not know amaranth is, its a seed, and is very similar to quinoa, so we thought well, what could go wrong?
Well it did not really go as planned, we tried to make granola, but in the end the result looked more like baked oatmeal. We decided to go with it anyway! A couple of tries later, the baked amaranth was born. It is similar in structure to baked oatmeal but the flavour is a little different and it has more texture. It is a filling and nice breakfast and the toppings make it even better! It takes some time to bake, since you need to cook the amaranth and then bake the whole thing in the oven, but the nice thing is that while it is baking you can do other things. The perfect weekend breakfast! Enjoy!
180 gram cooked amaranth
50 gram almonds, roughly chopped
50 grams walnuts, roughly chopped
30 gram sesame Seeds
3 tsp honey
2 tsp coconut oil, melted
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp cardamone
Pinch of salt
2 tbsp yogurt
Different fruits (Kiwi, grapes, apple)
1 tsp honey
Preheat oven to 170 degrees. Mix all the ingredients together and add to a baking tray lined with baking paper. Place in the oven for 25-30 minutes until slightly browned on top. Top with yoghurt, fruit and honey.