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Hot Fruit & Spice Cereal

Serves 2

Time: 20 minutes. The fine-grain crunch of amaranth makes a nice substitute for granola in these parfaits. You can cook the amaranth ahead and assemble the parfaits at serving time, but we also like the grain served hot as a contrast to the cool yogurt.

Hot Fruit & Spice Cereal

Photo: Ian Bagwell; Styling: Dan Becker
 1/2 cup amaranth grain*
 1/2 cinnamon stick
 1/4 cup dried cherries
 1/4 cup chopped dried apricots
 2 tablespoons honey
 1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
Step 1

In a small saucepan, bring amaranth, cinnamon, and 2/3 cup water to boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover, and cook 10 minutes. Let cool slightly. Discard cinnamon.

Step 2

In a microwave-safe container, microwave dried fruit, honey, and 2 tbsp. water until warm, about 30 seconds.

Step 3

Mix 1 tbsp. honey liquid from the fruit into yogurt. Divide yogurt between 2 dishes, top each with half of amaranth, then half of honeyed fruit.

Step 4

*Buy in boxes or in bulk at well-stocked groceries and natural-foods stores.

Step 5

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 359Calories from Fat 8
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3.2g5%

Saturated Fat 0.8g4%
Cholesterol 0.0mg0%
Sodium 34mg2%
Total Carbohydrate 74g25%

Dietary Fiber 8.7g35%
Protein 13g26%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.