Quinoa definitely has its own flavour. Don't expect it to taste like Oatmeal though it is similar. Some people describe it as tasting "nutty". I had mine with cinnamon and brown sugar this morning. It was definitely an improvement over cream of rice cereal!
The Quinoa I purchased was GoGo Quinoa flakes. They were approximately $7.00 a box. I'm hoping to try to use it to make apple crisp as well and will let you know how that turns out! :)
1/2 Cup Quinoa Flakes (instant)
1 Cup water
Place 1/2 Cup Quinoa Flakes in a bowl. Add 1 Cup of bowling water and stir until fluffy. Add desired flavorings (ex. cinnamon & brown sugar, raisins, apples, etc).