Not only is couscous a great side, but it also makes a great breakfast, too. A creative version of cream of wheat, try this on a cold morning with whatever nuts or dried fruit you have on hand. If you are on a bland diet, you may want to skip the dried fruit and nuts and stir in a little applesauce or poached pears.

15 min prep 

2 servings 

8 ingredients 

  • 1¼ cup milk or almond milk
  • ½ cup whole wheat couscous
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 cardamom pods or cloves
  • 2 tablespoons chopped almonds
  • 2 tablespoons chopped prunes
  • 2 tablespoons golden raisins
  1. In a microwave proof bowl, combine the milk with cinnamon, honey, ground ginger, and cardamom. Cover and microwave for 2 minutes, until the milk is very warm and steaming.
  2. Remove the bowl from the microwave. Remove the cardamom pods and stir in the couscous. Cover and let sit for 10 minutes, or until the milk has been absorbed. Stir in chopped almonds and dried fruit and enjoy warm.
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
Calories: 294; Fat: 7g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 7g; Carbohydrates: 53g; Sugar: 10g; Fiber: 6g; Protein: 9g; Sodium: 113 mg
Chef Tips 
If you do not usually cook with a microwave, simmer the milk with the spices in a small saucepan over medium-low heat for about 4 minutes.

Registered Dietitian Approved

All our recipes are created by chefs and reviewed by our oncology-trained staff Registered Dietitian, Kate Ueland, MS, RD, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and meets the standards set by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

This recipe was originally published on Cook for Your Life. It is used by permission.

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