• 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup quinoa, washed and drained
  • 1 cup apricot nectar
  • 1 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1/4 cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

In a 2-quart saucepan, bring the water, apricot nectar, apricots, cinnamon, and nutmeg to a boil. Rinse the Quinoa according to the package instructions. Add the Quinoa to the saucepan. Reduce the heat to a simmer. Partially cover the pan and cook until the liquid is absorbed and the grains are tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Press the cottage cheese through a sieve into a small bowl. Stir in the maple syrup. Stir the mixture into the cereal. Serve warm. Serves 4.