Breakfast Couscous

by Melissa on April 27, 2010

I don’t know about you, but there are only so many bowls of cereal, yogurt and bagels that I can eat for breakfast. I eat these things because they are quick and easy on a weekday morning, but get tired of eating the same things from week to week. That’s why I was so excited to see this recipe pop up in my google reader from Erin. This recipe does not take a long time to make, but if you are in a rush, you can make it the night before and eat the couscous warm or cold in the morning.

I did make a few changes, including adding a bit of vanilla for extra flavor, substituting 1% milk for the water/dry milk mixture and I used almonds instead of walnuts. I definitely recommend giving this recipe a try next time you are looking for something a little different for breakfast!

Tony’s Breakfast Couscous

  • 1 1/4  cups  water
  • 1/2  cup  nonfat dry milk
  • 1/2  cup  uncooked couscous
  • 1/4  cup  dried cranberries
  • 1/4  cup  raisins
  • 1/4  cup  chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 2  tablespoons  brown sugar
  • 1/2  teaspoon  ground cinnamon
  • 1/8  teaspoon  salt
  • Splash of vanilla extract (~1/4 teaspoon)

Bring water to a boil in a small saucepan; stir in milk and remaining ingredients. Remove from heat. Cover; let stand 10 minutes. (Mixture will thicken as it cools.)

*If using milk instead of dry milk: bring 1  1/4 cups of milk to a boil, add couscous and remaining ingredients and proceed as above. I used chopped almonds instead of walnuts, but any fruit/nut combination would be delicious!

Source: Cooking Light, as seen on Erin’s Food Files.

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ErinsFoodFiles April 27, 2010 at 1:13 pm

Oooo! I love the addition of vanilla! Glad you enjoyed. :)

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snookydoodle April 27, 2010 at 1:56 pm

really interesting . must be yummy too :) nexy morning couscous for breakfast :)

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marguerite April 28, 2010 at 1:27 pm

Yum! What a great and easy breakfast idea!

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