Grilled Cherry Amaranth Porridge

Grilled cherry amaranth porridge is a sweet, satisfying breakfast to fuel you up for the day. Serve it warm or chilled!

Grilled Cherry Amaranth Porridge | Britt's Blurbs

One “Northern” food I get to brag about down here in the south is the sweet, Northern Michigan cherries. There’s nothing like them in the heat of summer. I remember growing up we’d always have a big bowl on the kitchen counter full of em’. Followed by a bowl for the pits. I’d sit in the kitchen, the cool summer breeze blowing through the house, and eat handfuls of them. They’d leave my hands so stained I dare not make any sudden movements so I wouldn’t stain the chair cushions.

As a teenager I always made sure to pack snacks when I hit the beach with friends (I know, surprising.) Cherries were my go-to snack. I remember sitting in the sand with my friends snacking on the cherries and spitting the pites into the dunes. So classy.

Now that I live in the south, I jump at the chance to get my hands on organic, fresh cherries. Especially now with my new obsession on how to eat them, grilled. Oh.My.Gosh. You. Guys. It’s so good. The sweet juices of the cherry get all loosened up in the heat and the smoky flavor of the grill gives them a fresh, “summer” flavor. This is the perfect way to kick off a hearty summer breakfast! Next step is to try them over vanilla bean ice cream… omg.

I touched on the crazy good healthy benefits of amaranth awhile back in my Amaranth Granola Clusters post. This ancient grain is often forgotten about because people are reaching for it’s trendy nutritional twin, quinoa. Now don’t get me wrong, you all know I love quinoa, but the key to a good nutritional diet is adding in plenty of variation to get a full dose of nutrients.


Grilled Cherry Amaranth Porridge

Grilled cherry amaranth porridge is a sweet, satisfying breakfast to fuel you up for the day. Serve it warm or chilled!

  • Author: Britt's Blurbs
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 1 cup dry amaranth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup organic almond milk
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. organic cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup sliced organic cherries
  • 2 tbsp. melted organic coconut oil


  1. Add the dry amaranth, water, almond milk, vanilla extract and cinnamon to a medium stock pot.
  2. Bring the pot to a boil then turn down to simmer for about 25 minutes.
  3. The amaranth will be cooked when the liquid is absorbed and the grain is light and fluffy.
  4. While the amaranth is cooking, toss the cherry halves with the melted coconut oil.
  5. Turn a stove-top burner to medium-high heat and place a grill pan on top to warm up. Or you may use a grill-pan over the grill.
  6. Place the cherries on the grill pan and grill for about 4-5 minutes or until the cherries are soft and have grill marks.
  7. Once amaranth is done cooking pour into individual bowls and top with a few grilled cherries!


  • Serving Size: 4
  • Calories: 264
  • Sugar: 3
  • Sodium: 8
  • Fat: 11
  • Saturated Fat: 7
  • Unsaturated Fat: 3
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 36
  • Protein: 7
  • Cholesterol: 0

Splash some vanilla almond milk on top to cool it down. IMG_4384 edit

Or try this amaranth/grilled cherry combo over frozen yogurt/ice cream. I’m sure it’s to die for!
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