Amaranth Clusters

Amaranth is a grain high in protein and iron -- and when mixed with oats, nuts, dried fruit, and honey, it makes for a tasty snack.
Whole Living, January/February 2011
  • Yield Makes 18
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  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup amaranth
  • 1/2 cup macadamia nuts, toasted and chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries, chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 large eggs (whites only)
  • Kosher salt


  1. Combine oats, amaranth,
    macadamia nuts, dried fruit,
    and honey in a medium bowl.
    Whisk egg whites with 1/4 teaspoon
    salt until foamy. Pour over
    dried fruit and stir to combine.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line
    a baking sheet with parchment.
    Scoop 3 tablespoons mixture
    (using an ice cream scoop)
    and pat into a 3-inch round
    on baking sheet. Bake, rotating
    tray, until clusters are
    golden brown, 15 to 18 minutes.
    Let cool completely.
    Store in an airtight container
    for up to 1 week.

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