Hot Fruit & Spice Cereal

Hot Fruit & Spice Cereal Recipe
Photo: Ian Bagwell; Styling: Dan Becker
Time: 20 minutes. The fine-grain crunch of amaranth makes a nice substitute for granola in these parfaits. You can cook the amaranth ahead and assemble the parfaits at serving time, but we also like the grain served hot as a contrast to the cool yogurt.
Serves 2


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1/2 cup amaranth grain*
1/2 cinnamon stick
1/4 cup dried cherries
1/4 cup chopped dried apricots
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt


1. In a small saucepan, bring amaranth, cinnamon, and 2/3 cup water to boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover, and cook 10 minutes. Let cool slightly. Discard cinnamon.

2. In a microwave-safe container, microwave dried fruit, honey, and 2 tbsp. water until warm, about 30 seconds.

3. Mix 1 tbsp. honey liquid from the fruit into yogurt. Divide yogurt between 2 dishes, top each with half of amaranth, then half of honeyed fruit.

*Buy in boxes or in bulk at well-stocked groceries and natural-foods stores.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Created date

December 2008

Nutritional Information

Calories 359
Caloriesfromfat 8 %
Protein 13 g
Fat 3.2 g
Satfat 0.8 g
Carbohydrate 74 g
Fiber 8.7 g
Sodium 34 mg
Cholesterol 0.0 mg