Amaranth Peanut Butter Cookies (Makes 30)
Bring water and amaranth to a boil in a small saucepan. Lower heat and simmer 20 minutes. Remove to a bowl and cool 10-15 minutes.
¾ cup water
1/4 cup Amaranth grain
In bowl of electric mixer, beat peanut butter with cooked amaranth.
½ cup peanut butter
Add sugar, buttery spread and egg. Beat until fluffy.
½ cup sugar
¼ cup Earth Balance buttery spread
In a separate bowl, mix dry ingredients, flours, oats, baking poder, baking soda and salt.
¾ cup all-purpose flour
¾ cup whole wheat flour
½ cup dry oats
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
Add dry ingredients to mixing bowl, stirring just until mixed.
Form 1 tablespoon portions of dough into a ball. Roll in turbinado sugar. Place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Flatten with a fork. Garnish with baking chip. Bake at 375 F. for 15 minutes. Cool in pan 3 minutes-then cool on rack.
2 tablespoon turbinado sugar60% cacao baking chips
Amaranth is a gluten-free food and a source of complete protein-it contains all the essential amino acids, including lysine, which lacks in most grains. Amaranth is also a good source of Vitamin B6, magnesium and iron.