Breakfast Couscous

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4.67 from 3 votes
This quick and easy Breakfast Couscous recipe is warm, hearty and filling. It's the perfect easy breakfast recipe for busy mornings.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Breakfast Couscous - this quick and easy breakfast recipe is warm, hearty and filling

This quick and easy Breakfast Couscous recipe is warm, hearty and filling.  It’s the perfect easy breakfast for busy mornings.

Breakfast Couscous - this quick and easy breakfast recipe is warm, hearty and filling
I love cooking.  Homemade pasta…I’m your (wo)man.  Complicated sauces…bring it!  Roasting, braising, canning and stewing…now you’re talking!  But breakfast…eh.    Yeah, just eh.

See, mornings are not my friend.  Never have been.  Growing up, my sister was one of those chipper morning people.  Man, that bugged me.  Happy and chattering away while all I wanted was some quiet time to wake up.  Slowly.  Preferably with a nice big cup of steaming hot coffee.

So, you won’t see me bouncing out of bed, with little blue birds on my window sill waiting to bring me my bathrobe, so I can hurry to the kitchen and whip up a scrumptious breakfast for my family.  Nice thought.  But just not happening.

Breakfast Couscous - this quick and easy breakfast recipe is warm, hearty and filling

Don’t get me wrong.  I LOVE breakfast!  Especially when someone else makes it for me.

Since I’m not a morning person, I’m always on the lookout for breakfast dishes that can either be assembled ahead of time or require little prep time.

This recipe is very similar to oatmeal.  It has a similar texture and similar flavor.  Plus, it’s so versatile. You can add any mix-ins that you perfer (or none at all if that’s your thing).  And, if you have any leftover, it’s just as good the next day, reheated in the microwave.

This recipe is incredibly easy to make – and this is coming from a non-morning person.  I say it’s definitely a keeper! I highly recommend you make this.  Tomorrow.  Trust me.

Breakfast Couscous - this quick and easy breakfast recipe is warm, hearty and filling

Breakfast Couscous

4.7 from 3 votes
This quick and easy Breakfast Couscous recipe is warm, hearty and filling. It's the perfect easy breakfast recipe for busy mornings.
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Servings: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4  cups   milk
  • 1/2  cup   uncooked couscous
  • 1/4  cup   dried cranberries
  • 1/4  cup   raisins
  • 1/4  cup   chopped walnuts
  • tablespoons   brown sugar
  • 1/2  teaspoon   ground cinnamon
  • 1/8  teaspoon   salt

Instructions

  • Bring milk to a boil in a small saucepan.
  • Stir in remaining ingredients.
  • Remove from heat; Cover.
  • Let stand 10 minutes.
  • Mixture will thicken as it cools.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 112mg | Potassium: 243mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 0.7mg

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36 thoughts on “Breakfast Couscous”

  1. We are big quinoa fans here at the estate. I’ve been looking into soaking it with ACV or lemon juice the night before. Know anything about it?

    Thanks for linking to Creative Juice. Hope to see you back again this week…

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  2. i could just see serving this for a special sunday brunch with friends…such a great idea! thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club!

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  3. This sounds really good. I’m on the hunt for good breakfast recipes too. Thanks for linking this one at Make a Food-“e”-Friend Monday. It sounds like one I’d really like to try!

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