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Amaranth Clusters

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When mixed with oats, nuts, dried fruit, and honey, these amaranth cookies make for a tasty snack.

  • Yield: Makes 18

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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  • badhairdayz
    6 AUG, 2012
    I couldn't find amaranth. I did a little research and found that it was similar to millet which I always have on hand. The recipe came out great!! Very tasty as a mid morning snack after my green smoothie. I calculated the nutrition for 12 servings and it came out to around 144 calories, 5 g fat.
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  • TheGodMom
    22 JAN, 2012
    Throw all the ingredients back into your chopper to mix the honey and to get a "paisty feel" that will stick em together in snap! My first 12 feel apart. also it's week 4 of the cleanse so I added 1/4 cup of special dark chocolate pieces to a double batch... just enough to get me past this and a bit of reward! Now, how many can I have? I am number 3 :-) HUGZ!
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  • Barlabean
    3 JAN, 2012
    I think next time I'll use half amaranth/half sesame seeds for a more Mediterranean flavor.
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