Amaranth protein bites
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Total time: 45 mins
  • 5 dl (ca. 80 g) puffed amaranth (or puffed quinoa)⁣
  • 50 g (1 scoop) chocolate or vanilla (whey or casein) protein powder*⁣
  • 1 dl (ca. 140 g) maple syrup (or any other liquid sweetener like honey or agave)⁣
  • 1 dl (ca. 110 g) nut butter⁣
  • 2 tsp (ca. 5-8 g) coconut oil⁣
  • 100 g dark (60-85%) chocolate ⁣
  1. Combine puffed amaranth and protein powder in a big bowl and stir a bit with a spoon. ⁣
  2. In a small saucepan, put maple syrup, nut butter and coconut oil and warm up on medium heat until it starts to bubble slightly and turns into a caramel. Remove from heat and pour over the puffed amaranth mixture. Stir with a spatula or a spoon to combine. ⁣
  3. Next, put the mixture in either a small baking dish or a 22 cm cake tin, lined with parchment paper, and press the mixture pretty tightly with your fingers or a spoon. Put in the fridge or the freezer while making the next step. ⁣
  4. Melt the chocolate over a water-bath (I use a small saucepan and put a bowl over it to melt the chocolate in). When all the chocolate is melted, pour it over the amaranth mixture and quickly coat the mixture with a spatula (or a spoon).⁣
  5. Allow the chocolate to harden in the fridge for 30-60 minutes, then cut into bites and enjoy! ⁣
*If you do not have protein powder than you can add ca. 3-4 tbsp of puffed amaranth and 1 tsp of cacao instead. ⁣
Recipe by heilsulind at