Learn how to make Steel Cut Oats and Quinoa Cereal, one of Rita's recipes incorporating whole grains.

Steel Cut Oats and Quinoa Cereal


  • 2 cups water or milk
  • ½ cup steel cut oats
  • ½ cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 apple, peeled, cored and coarsely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons dried fruit
  • 2 tablespoons chopped nuts such as walnuts or pecans

Additional toppings: honey, sliced banana, berries


  1. In saucepan, stir together water or milk, oats, quinoa, apple, cinnamon, dried fruit and nuts. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer, covered for 20-30 minutes. Note: This can be cooked overnight in a slow cooker. Add 1 cup additional water or milk. 
  2. Serve cereal and add additional toppings, if desired.