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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
- 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
- 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.