Chai Masala Amaranth Porridge & Saffron Pears

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
15 min 1 h 10 min 2
Chai Masala Amaranth Porridge & Saffron Pears
Health Rating


100 ml Almond milk, unsweetened
1 cup Amaranth, raw (soaked and washed overnight)
2 tsp Buckwheat (for topping)
1 tsp Chai masala
1 tbsp Coconut sugar
100 ml Macadamia milk
1 tbsp Maple syrup
1 medium Pear
1 dash Saffron
2 tbsp Sesame seeds (roasted, for topping)
2 tbsp Sliced almonds (for topping)
1 tbsp Tahini
600 ml Water
600 ml Water


Bring the washed and overnight soaked amaranth to a boil, turn down the heat and cover for about 40 minutes. Allow to simmer, stirring every 15 minutes.

Grind the saffron with the coconut sugar in a mortar and set aside.

After amaranth has simmered for 40 minutes, add the chai masala, almond milk and macadamia milk. Simmer for another 10-20 minutes on very low temperature while stirring, to ensure it does not burn.

Bring 100 ml of water to a boil. Add the saffron and coconut sugar mixture, and reduce heat to low.

Meanwhile, cut the pear into slices and place in the saffron mixture. Simmer for 5-10 minutes.

Season the now creamy amaranth with tahini and maple syrup, and pour into shallow bowls.

Top with saffron pears, and garnish with almonds, buckwheat and sesame seeds.


Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 675
Calories from fat 233
Calories from saturated fat 35
Total Fat 25.9 g
Saturated Fat 3.9 g
Trans Fat 0
Polyunsaturated Fat 7.3 g
Monounsaturated Fat 12.1 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 52 mg
Potassium 804 mg
Total Carbohydrate 98 g
Dietary Fiber 12.9 g
Sugars 22.4 g
Protein 19.1 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Fruit 0.5
Grain 5.1
Meat Alternative 0.7
Milk Alternative 0.4

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