Tiny grains of amaranth take on a nutty flavor and crispy texture when popped like popcorn in a pan. Here we combine them with coconut, cashews, and a touch of honey to create a sweet granola that goes great with yogurt or can simply be eaten by the handful.
What to buy: Amaranth is the seed of a plant once considered a weed; it has an unusually high amount of protein and a fresh flavor that lends itself to many baked goods such as pancakes and quick breads. It can be found at your local health food store, gourmet grocery store, or online.
Game plan: The granola can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
This recipe was featured as part of our Whole Grain Recipes photo gallery.