Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

Love oatmeal, but not gluten? This has the warmth and nostalgia of apple cinnamon oatmeal and is a wonderful way to prepare this nutritious “grain”. A yummy, nutritious way to start the day, and even the kids will love it!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse Quinoa well to ensure your dish doesn’t have a bitter taste.
  2. In a small sauce pan, bring water and Quinoa to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat to low and simmer (uncovered) for 10-15 minutes (or until water is absorbed). You will know that the quinoa is done when all the grains have turned from white to transparent, and the spiral-like germ has separated.
  4. In a separate sauce pan, while Quinoa is cooking, melt soy margarine, then add raisins, nuts, cinnamon (and syrup, if desired) and simmer until raisins are plumped.
  5. When Quinoa is fully cooked, add fruit and nut mixture. Serve immediately.
Most Helpful

I had my first quinoa during my chef asst days and really enjoyed the nutty and flavorful taste. I wanted to make a nutritious breakfast that's a little different and came to this recipe and glad I did. It is very good use of quinoa. I substituted a few items since I did not have almonds, soy margarine, raisins or granny smith. I used fuji apple, regular butter, walnuts and dried cranberries and the result was great. I added additional 3 T water and extra 10 minutes more at simmer after adding the apples. Thank you for posting this tasty recipe.

Rinshinomori March 13, 2008

I have made this for breakfast many times now, and the last time I made a triple batch to warm up later in the week. It reheats nicely and I add the almonds when serving to maintain their crunch. To suit my personal taste and what I had on hand, I reduced the cinnamon to 1 tsp per batch, used crasins and dried apricots in place of the raisins, and honey in place of the syrup. Very tasty! Thanks very much for sharing.

Janay February 25, 2012

Yummy. I didn't have an apple so I used banana but I know the apple would have been better. I used Sunmaid raisins, whole almonds, sweet butter (unsalted), I did add a bit of sea salt to the cooking quinoa, no optional maple syrup. I would like to make this again with the apple insha Allah.

UmmBinat December 06, 2011