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!
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