Wash the quinoa thoroughly so that any remaining bitterness will be washed away. Place the quinoa in a fine mesh colander and rinse in running water or soak in water and then drain. Rub the seeds with both of your hands during the rinsing process.
Peel the apples and the pear (optional). I didn’t peel my fruit because the peel contains a lot of nutrients and my son is old enough to tolerate it.
In a medium saucepan, boil the quinoa with 2 cups of water. Reduce to a simmer and add the chopped apples and raisins, cook for 20 minute or until the quinoa is done. If thinning out for a smoothie, add an additional 3 cups of water to the saucepan.
Purée the mixture, adding in the ripe pear. Optional, to add a little olive oil to the puree for some added healthy fat. You can also serve it as it is if your baby chews well, it’s up to you.