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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.

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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.

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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.

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UmmBinat December 06, 2011

This is a tasty breakfast quinoa. Instead of peeling and chopping the apple, I shredded the apple (including skin). I also added some vanilla extract towards the end of the cooking time. Thanks for sharing.

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swissms July 25, 2011

Thanks for the fabulous substitute for oatmeal! I'm playing around with this a bit (walnuts!) and enjoying it immensely!

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Puppeteer January 09, 2010

this just didn't work well for me. my girls and i did not care for the texture of the quinoa. admittedly we are picky about texture. this reminded me a bit of couscous which i do not like either. the flavor is fine. i personally would add more liquid.

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SMH January 15, 2009

Great recipe, I didn't have quinoa, so I used buckwheat cereal instead, great start to my day! Thanks for sharing, my 5 year old daughter liked it too!

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Dare March 05, 2008
Apple Cinnamon Quinoa " Cereal"