Warm and Nutty Breakfast Couscous

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Author Notes: After long Sunday morning hikes, my husband and I love a healthy, satisfying breakfast that is packed with good carbs and protein. This warm and nutty breakfast couscous is a staple for us. It's chock-full of protein-rich seeds and nuts and is sweetened with ground cinnamon and pure maple syrup. Pepitas are flat, green Mexican pumpkin seeds found at Mexican markets, health food stores, and some major supermarkets. Unsalted pumpkin or sunflower seeds makes good substitutes. Food Blogga

Serves 2

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup dry couscous
  • 1/2 cup chopped mixed unsalted nuts, equal parts almond, pecans, pistachios, and walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted pepitas or sunflower seeds
  • 2-3 pinches of cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  1. In a small pan, bring water to a boil. Add couscous. Remove from heat for 5 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and stir well. Drizzle each serving with a little extra maple syrup, if desired.

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over 5 years ago spinthebottleny

So excited to try this recipe -- we always have an unusually large stockpile of couscous and pepitas in the pantry so this will be a good thing to add to the rotation!


over 5 years ago Food Blogga

Glad to hear it! Thanks.


over 5 years ago Oui, Chef

I've never tried a sweet couscous preparation, not sure why. I'm a big fan of steel cut oatmeal for breakfast, but this sounds so good that I'll have to sub it into the rotation sometime soon. Love your photo too.


over 5 years ago AntoniaJames

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It's cold or cool in the morning where I live, most of the year, so I eat a lot of hot cereal (usually oatmeal). I love this recipe, especially the inclusion of the pepitas. I added a few raisins, just for fun and a pinch of allspice and it was so good. This one is definitely a keeper!


over 5 years ago Food Blogga

I'm so happy you enjoyed it! I love oatmeal too, but this couscous is a nice change. Plus it's versatile, as you discovered. I'll have to try allspice now too.


over 5 years ago Food Blogga

Oui, Chef-Thank you! It's versatile as a breakfast cereal -- try any combo of dried fruits and nuts you like.