Learn how to make popped amaranth! The gluten-free high-protein seed can be popped like popcorn. It takes only 10 minutes to make one cup of popped amaranth.
Preheat a high pot over medium-high heat.
Spread about 1 Tablespoon at the time as evenly as possible on the bottom of the hot pot.
Wait for the seeds to pop. This should be quite immediate. If they don't pop right away, the pot wasn't hot enough and the seeds won't pop and just burn. Discard that batch and start over.
Once the popping starts, shake the pot to ensure all seeds pop and the popped seeds don't burn.
Once the puffing ceases remove the popped amaranth and put into a sieve to shake out the unpuffed seeds.
Then add the popped amaranth to a bowl and repeat the same process until all amaranth is popped.
For every Tablespoon of raw amaranth you'll get about 2 Tablespoons popped amaranth.