Amaranth-Sunflower-Spelt Bread

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by Lifla

I've only made the whole-wheat variation of this recipe, but it was very tasty and easy. Adapted from The Angelica Home Kitchen cookbook.

Top Review by Random Rachel

I like to try random new foods, and picked this recipe to try amaranth so I could taste a little by itself before baking it into the bread. I am not a big fan of large chunks in my bread, and really didn't care for the sunflower seeds - I think they would have been better chopped finely, but that's just my preference. The bread had a great flavor, and sliced decently. Thanks for sharing!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place 1 cup water and 1/4 teaspoon sea salt in a 1-quart saucepan and bring to a boil.
  2. Add amaranth, lower flame, and cover. Simmer for 45 minutes or until water is absorbed.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°F
  4. Spread the sunflower seeds on a baking sheet and toast for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
  5. Whisk together the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda, 1/2 cup of the toasted sunflower seeds, and remaining sea salt in a medium-size mixing bowl.
  6. In a separate bowl, whisk together the soy milk, amaranth, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, and maple syrup.
  7. Combine the wet and dry ingredients. Mix thoroughly, but do not overmix. Batter will be thick but pourable.
  8. Lightly oil (or pan-spray) a 9- or 10-inch pie pan.
  9. Pour in the batter and sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup of sunflower seeds.
  10. Bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

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