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.

  • Yield: Makes 18
Amaranth Clusters

Source: Whole Living, January/February 2011

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  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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