Amaranth, packed with amino acids, fiber, iron, calcium and magnesium, is a great way to add nutrient-rich foods to your diet without increasing your overall intake. Ground into a flour, it's easily worked into a variety of gluten-free foods. Combined with white whole-wheat flour and blended with honey to balance out amaranth's grassy notes, it makes textured but light whole-grain pancakes. First cultivated in Central America, amaranth typically top lists of South American "super foods" alongside quinoa. With pre-Colombian roots stretching back 5,000-plus years, it knows something about going long.
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Amaranth Pancakes
Total:
35 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
10 min
Cook:
10 min
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
35 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
10 min
Cook:
10 min
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup amaranth flour
  • 3/4 cup white whole-wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup low-fat buttermilk, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup whole milk, at room temperature
  • 1 egg, well beaten
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • Butter or oil, for greasing

Directions

Sift together the dry ingredients in a medium mixing bowl.

Separately, whisk together the buttermilk, milk, egg and melted butter. Pour into the flour mixture and stir to combine, do not over-mix. Allow batter to rest for 10 minutes.

Heat a pan or cast-iron skillet over medium until hot. Brush lightly with butter or oil. Spoon the batter (about 1/4 cup) onto the skillet. Cook until bubbles appear along the surface, 1 to 2 minutes. Flip and cook on the other side, 1 to 2 additional minutes. The pancakes should be neither too dark nor too pale. Adjust the heat as needed so that they brown evenly. Repeat with remaining batter. Serve warm with honey or syrup and topped with fruit with additional nutritional benefit like blueberries, blackberries or pomegranates.

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