Place in a medium saucepan with milk, water, cinnamon and pinch of ginger powder. Bring to the boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 15 minute (At this point the quinoa should have a slight crunch when you bite it.) Remove from heat and drain any remaining liquid, if any.
Stir in the flaxseed or sunflower seeds, unpasteurized honey and desiccated coconut if using. Mix well.