Amaranth Hemp Protein Poppers

Amaranth Hemp Protein Poppers

We’ve created these bite-sized protein poppers which are great for kids and people on-the-go. Popped amaranth is similar in smell and taste to popcorn, yet micro-adorable in size. It pairs deliciously with buttery nuts and sweet banana. You can store poppers in an airtight glass container in your refrigerator, freezer. Amaranth Hemp Protein Poppers are a great snack to keep with you in your kitchen, office, handbag or car so when hunger hits, you have a healthy option ready for you.
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Keywordamaranth seed, dehulled hemp seed, shelled hemp seed
Servings30 Poppers


  • 1/4 Cup Raw Sunflower Seeds – pre-soaked overnight
  • 1/4 Cup Raw Pecans – pre-soaked overnight
  • 1/4 Cup Raw Almonds – pre-soaked overnight
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1 Banana
  • 2 Tablespoon good raw Maple Syrup or raw Honey
  • 2 Medjool dates pitted - soaked
  • 1/4 Cup Shelled Hemp Seeds
  • 1/2 Cup Amaranth
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Cardamom
  • Pinch Cayenne pepper


  • Place the pre-soaked sunflower seeds, pecans, almonds and salt in the food processor and pulse until chopped.
  • Don’t over-process, you want to maintain chunks of nuts.
  • Place nut mix in a large bowl and set aside.
  • Pop the Amaranth – See our Recipe for Popped Amaranth for instructions
  • Once all your Amaranth is popped, place in a shallow bowl and set aside.
  • Now let’s create a sweet banana date paste to bind our poppers.
  • In the blender, place banana, dates and maple syrup or honey and mix until smooth.
  • Pour the paste into the large bowl with the nuts and mix well.
  • Fold in your Shelled Hemp Seed.
  • Using a small spoon, scoop your banana nut and hemp mixture into your popped amaranth. Coat your dollop with popped amaranth, roll in your hand until you have a fully coated ball.
  • Continue until you have used all of your mixture and popped amaranth.
  • Store your poppers in an airtight container in your refrigerator, freezer.


Friendly note: —it’s fun to make, but inevitably, a few grains will make a run for it and pop out of the pan. I use a plate or pan lid to deflect the escape attempts and it keeps the brave little buggers in, while keeping the fun at a maximum.
I suppose you can also use a popcorn air popper, but I haven’t tried that yet.


I’m crazy passionate about health and sustainability  – what you put into and onto your body – and how the products are packaged. How good the products and the packaging are for you and for the earth.