Amaranth Spinach Flatbread

Spinach Amaranth Flat Bread

Since reading about Amaranth a few weeks ago, I have been eager to try it out. It is a very nutritious grain*. It has lots of protein, fiber, and amino acids. It’s very tasty too!

This is my submission for the November 2011 RecipeRedux. I created this recipe after searching around for a gluten free amaranth bread recipe. I’m not usually gluten free, but I wanted to make something for a friend who is. I think it turned out great; we both enjoyed it. The tasty is slightly nutty and then creamy. The texture is moist and chewy. It’s very easy to eat. It is extra tasty with hummus.


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl
  • chop the cooked spinach (I wet chopped mine in the vita-mix) and then squeeze out the water
  • Add the spinach, olive oil, and water to the dry
  • Mix until blended. The dough will be sticky. Keep your hands wet to avoid dough sticking to them.
  • Spread flat on a cookie sheet. (I found using a wet spatula worked best)
  • Bake for 22 minutes
  • Enjoy!

* it isn’t technically a grain since it comes from a broadleaf plant vs a grass.

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  1. I was just commenting to a friend the other day about looking for a gluten-free flatbread to go with hummus. How ironic! So glad to see this version.

  2. as someone who is usually (always) gluten-free, i LOVE this idea. totally making this!

  3. This is so unique! What a great idea for gluten-free bread. Will definitely share this recipe.

  4. Regan: What a nice coincidence!

    Gretchen: Cool! Please let me know what you think after you make it. My gluten-free friend loves it.

    Danielle: Thanks!

  5. This looks great! I like the idea of eating it with Hummus. That is great to hav a great recipe with amaranth flour.

  6. I love flat bread with dips....and this looks so rustic and nutritious...will definitely try.

  7. graincrazy: thanks. everything is better with hummus :) the flour is easy to make too.

    emma: thanks, let me know how yours turns out.

  8. I am so intrigued by amaranth and loving that I now have some good recipes to try it out from this Redux round. Love flatbreads and look forward to trying this out. You always have inspiring recipes!

  9. Thanks so much for making a gluten-free recipe :-). I've used amaranth before, but never as the "only" grain. This is definitely going on my Redux list to make!