Amaranth Crackers

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

 Amaranth Crackers - Delicious and Gluten Free!

When the 7pm hour rolls around guess what I want? I want something crunchy to munch on while I watch my favorite wind-down show on the tube! However, with my temperamental digestion I typically don't reach for pre-packaged goodies that inevitably make that choice a regrettable one. 

Many of the recipes in Dr. D'Adamo's Eat Right 4 Your Type recipe center sit well with me so I went looking there for a new cracker recipe. What I found was this simple recipe for Amaranth Crackers. Not too many ingredients and quick to make also. Furthermore, amaranth is considered a super food... score!

I modified the original recipe slightly for my own preferences and they turned out scrummy!


1 cup amaranth flour
Water (start with 3 Tablespoons)
Olive oil
Sea salt
Optional - nutritional yeast
Optional - Bragg's SPRINKLE - 24 herbs & spices seasoning

Preheat oven to 350 F. 
Mix the flour with enough water to form a ball. Divide into 2-4 balls (I did 2) and roll out on a floured board until as thin as you can get it. Place one on a cookie sheet, brush with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Cut into desired shapes and bake 6-10 minutes (mine did best at 10). Let cool completely. 

I sprinkled all of mine with sea salt but also added nutritional yeast to a third of them and Bragg's sprinkle to a third. All turned out good! 

Don't use a cookie cutter for your shapes unless you want to keep rolling and re-rolling the dough. It's kind of a dry mix already and the more it's rolled the crumblier it gets. I thought I would get around this by just making the entire recipe into a log and then cutting but I didn't care for those results either. It works best just to slice into shapes after it's on the cookie sheet as the recipe directs. That's why my shapes aren't exact. But who cares, they taste good!

Don't over-cook them! You want a thin crispy cracker not a ceramic tile 😂

Amaranth Is A Superfood

Lowers cholesterol levels
Fights inflammation
Reduces risk of developing cancer
Normalizes blood pressure levels
Good source of protein
Has potent lysine properties
Helps digestion - fiber
Rich in minerals
Loaded with vitamins
Boosts immune system


Dr. D'Adamo - Eat Right 4 Your Type - Recipe center. Retrieved from

SunWarrior - Nutrition - Nov 01, 2019. 13 Health Benefits of the Superfood Amaranth. Retrieved from