Hot Fruit & Spice Cereal

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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.

Yield: Serves 2
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 359
  • Calories from fat: 8%
  • Protein: 13g
  • Fat: 3.2g
  • Saturated fat: 0.8g
  • Carbohydrate: 74g
  • Fiber: 8.7g
  • Sodium: 34mg
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg


  • 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. 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. 2. In a microwave-safe container, microwave dried fruit, honey, and 2 tbsp. water until warm, about 30 seconds.
  3. 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.
  4. *Buy in boxes or in bulk at well-stocked groceries and natural-foods stores.
  5. Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.
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