Prep 0 mins
Cook 10 mins
If you choose to omit the butter and substitute artificial sweetener for sugar, this will be an incredibly healthy dish. I have also made this with half applesauce and half water when I have ran out of apple juice. I always use Dayla's Copycat Pampered Chef Cinnamon Plus Mix Baking Spice - Copycat Pampered Chef Cinnamon Plus Mix, but ordinary cinnamon works just as well.
- 8 tablespoons toasted quinoa
- 3⁄4 pint apple juice
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons demerara sugar
- 1 ounce butter (optional)
- 1 ounce raisins
- 1 eating apple, diced (plus a few slices for garnish)
- 2 tablespoons applesauce
- In a saucepan, bring the apple juice to the boil, add the quinoa and bring back to the boil.
- When the apple juice is almost all absorbed, stir in the remaining ingredients.
- Reduce heat and continue to sir until thick.
- Transfer to serving dishes and serve with 1 tablespoons of apple sauce and sliced apple.
- Serve hot or cold.
5 stars in taste, very sweet, but it did not cook properly with the top off and was not 100% done. I would like to try this delicious tasting quinoa again covering the pot while cooking it and I think the result will be 5 stars. I used white quinoa, apple cider instead of apple juice, liquid local honey instead of sugar to be healthier, Mackintosh apple which I peeled as it was not organic, Apple Pie Filling made in applesauce format, plus the raisins and cinnamon, no optional butter to be dairy free and healthier! I will make this again!