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Amaranth patties

Amaranth patties

Amaranth Patties

One of my mother’s favorite recipes that I learned this summer in Mexico, it is an easy and quick recipe to prepare Amaranth is an over 8000 years old gluten-free cereal. In Ancient Greece it was considered a sacred plant and a symbol of eternal youth. Starting with the ’70s, its amazing health benefits have been rediscovered. Amaranth also lowers cholesterol levels and has amazing anti-cancer properties Amaranth can be named a super-cereal, as it is very rich in nutrients. It’s also known for its high concentration of proteins, vitamins, essential amino acids and minerals.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4


  • Ingredients:
  • 70 g amaranth
  • 2 eggs
  • 100 g of fresh cheese optional
  • 1 tbsp. of salt
  • 1 tbsp. of ground pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • ½ onion finely chopped
  • 4 epazote leaves
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • ½ cup of grated carrot
  • ½ cup grated beets


  • In a bowl, place the garlic, onion, grated carrot, grated beets epazote, eggs, salt and amaranth. Mix perfectly and add the cheese and a tablespoon of coconut oil. Shape the patties with your hands. Reservation.
  • Heat the remaining oil in a skillet until very hot. Fry the pancakes there until golden brown on both sides.


I suggest to use the patties in hamburgers (using a low carb bun of course!)

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