• Amaranth casserole with cherries and apricots

    Posted on May 27, 2021 by in Even Healthier Recipes

    Amaranth casserole

    Amaranth is a gluten-free grain loaded with  fiber, protein and micronutrients and is associated with a number of health benefits, including reduced inflammation, lower cholesterol and increased weight loss. This is a great recipe, the cherries give it that va-va-voom flavour. It  is very easy to prepare and tastes great! Try it with a scoop of sugar free vanilla ice cream – mmmn good!

    Ingredients for 4 servings

    For the amaranth casserole

    • 300 ml almond drink
    • 100 g amaranth – rinse thoroughly over a sieve
    • ½ teaspoon vanilla powder
    • 1 pinch of crystal salt
    • 40 g soy cream
    • ½ teaspoon carob gum (alternatively 1 teaspoon organic corn starch)
    • 40 g white chocolate, vegan – roughly chopped
    • 150 g cherries, frozen – let thaw
    • 4 tbsp yacon syrup (or other alternative sweetener)
    • 1/3 tsp + 1/3 tsp vanilla powder
    • 1 gratin dish (18 x 18 cm)
    • 150 g apricots, frozen – let thaw and cut in half

    Tip: You can also use just one type of fruit or other fruit, such as B. Plums.

    For the crumble

    • 50 g almonds, ground
    • 50 g wholemeal buckwheat flour
    • 50 g cold margarine, vegan and heat-resistant (do it yourself) – cut into 1 cm cubes
    • 1 tbsp coconut blossom sugar
    • 1/3 teaspoon vanilla powder
    • 1 pinch of crystal salt

    Preparation

    • Preparation time approx. 15 minutes
    • Cooking / baking time approx. 50 minutes

    First prepare the ingredients.

    For the amaranth casserole, bring 300 ml almond drink to a boil in a saucepan. Then stir in the amaranth, ½ teaspoon vanilla and a pinch of salt and simmer over low heat for about 20 minutes. Then switch off the stove, put a lid on and leave to soak for 5 minutes. Finally, stir in 40 g of soy cream and ½ teaspoon of locust bean gum; Fold in the chopped chocolate.

    In the meantime, preheat the oven to 180 ° C fan oven.

    Put the defrosted cherries in a bowl; Mix with 2 tbsp yacon syrup and 1/3 tsp vanilla powder. Then spread over half of the gratin dish.

    Put the apricots in the bowl; Mix with 2 tablespoons of yacon syrup and 1/3 teaspoon of vanilla powder and spread on the other half of the gratin dish. Then pour the amaranth mixture over the fruit.

    For the crumble, put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix quickly by hand until you have a crumbly mixture. Then spread on the amaranth.

    Put the amaranth casserole in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes; then let cool down briefly.

     

    Nutritional values per serving

    • Calories: 490 kcal
    • Carbohydrates: 52 g
    • Protein: 17 g
    • Fat: 13 g

    Recommended Products

    Lotus Organic Amaranth Flour

    Lotus Organic Amaranth Flour comes from the seed of the amaranth plant. It is used as a gluten free substitute to flour. It has a light nutty and earthy flavour making it a good ingredient to use in baked goods. It comes in a re-sealable oxygen barrier pack to preserve its freshness.

    Lotus Organic Amaranth Flakes Rolled

    Lotus Organic Amaranth Flakes is a great source of protein, fiber and iron. It is sourced from Peru and packed in Australia. Amaranth flakes are naturally gluten free so it is a great ingredient to add when making gluten free breads, muffins, pancakes or biscuits. It comes in a re-sealable oxygen barrier pack to preserve its freshness.

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