hector’s take on ROSE’S heavenly CAKES: Many-Splendored Quick Bread (page 131) uses quinoa instead of oat meal, cucumbers instead of zucchini, purple sweet potatoes instead of carrots, mac nuts instead of walnuts, and mac nut oil, too! i also brushed the cake tops with Koloa dark rum.
the quinoa turned a little dry and gritty, so i will further suggest boiling the quinoa in the water. use a heavy lidded pot to prevent significant evaporation, boil for 10 minutes, then cool completely, covered. i measured the final weight and the loss of water was negligent.