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Instant Pot Amaranth Porridge

  • Author: Carrie Forrest, MPH in Nutrition
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


This Instant Pot Amaranth Porridge is a quick and easy healthy breakfast that is gluten-free and dairy-free. This recipe is also sugar-free.



  • 1 cup uncooked amaranth
  • 2 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 ripe bananas, sliced
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon, for topping
  • 2 scoops collagen peptides* or your favorite protein powder (optional, for extra protein)


  1. For pressure cooker: Combine amaranth, almond milk, and bananas into a 3-quart pressure cooker. Cook on high pressure for 5 minutes and let the pressure come down naturally for at least 10 minutes. Serve hot with cinnamon sprinkled on top and collagen peptides stirred in.
  2. For stove-top cooking: Bring almond milk to a gentle boil in a lidded pot. Stir in the amaranth and sliced bananas, lower the heat, and simmer for 25-30 minutes, or until the grain has absorbed most of the liquid. Serve hot with cinnamon sprinkled on top (porridge will thicken as it sits).


Leave out the collagen for vegan.

  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Instant Pot pressure cooker
  • Cuisine: gluten-free, dairy-free

Keywords: instant pot amaranth, pressure cooker breakfast, gluten-free pressure cooker