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.
- 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.