Breakfast for mummies (Couscous breakfast cereal) Couscous breakfast cereal

Makes 3 to 4 servings

Traditionally served as a side dish, this pasta is great to try for breakfast, warm or cold. With an added dollop of yogurt on top, this will become your favourite on-the-run breakfast.


  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) 1% milk
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped apple
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) diced dried apricots
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) dried cranberries or chopped pitted prunes
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) cinnamon or nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) whole-wheat couscous


  1. In saucepan, combine milk, apple, apricots, cranberries and cinnamon and bring to a gentle boil. Stir in the couscous and remove from heat.
  2. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes or until couscous is tender and milk is absorbed. Fluff with a fork and serve with fresh fruit and yogurt if desired.

Nutrition information per serving

  • Calories: 314
  • Protein: 11 g
  • Fat: 2 g
    • Saturated fat: 1 g
    • Cholesterol: 5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 65 g
    • Fibre: 9 g
  • Sodium: 71 mg
  • Potassium: 596 mg

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