Apple Cinnamon Couscous makes a Quick, Easy, and Light Breakfast

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This apple cinnamon couscous recipe was originally shared with us by Jackie at The Vegan Diet. She adapted it from Food Down Under, a blog that is unfortunately not around anymore. Apples and cinnamon are a natural pairing with whole grain couscous, but you can substitute other dried fruit, juice, and spices to mix things up. It’s a comforting but light and naturally dairy-free breakfast or snack.

Dairy-Free Apple Cinnamon Couscous Recipe - fruit-sweetened, plant-based, and optionally allergy-friendly

Apple Cinnamon Couscous makes a Quick, Easy, and Light Breakfast

Couscous is a type of North African semolina that’s granular and made from crushed durum wheat. It takes mere minutes to prepare and is practically foolproof since it cooks off the stove. There are never issues with it sticking to the pan! And you don’t need any dairy to make it. Some recipes call for butter, which can easily be omitted, but the basic formula is just water (or apple juice in this case) and those tiny little grains.

You can buy whole wheat couscous, for a heartier recipe, and they do make gluten-free couscous. Just be sure to purchase the smaller “instant” type and not Israeli couscous for this recipe. It cooks up differently.

Dairy-Free Apple Cinnamon Couscous Recipe - fruit-sweetened, plant-based, and optionally allergy-friendly

Special Diet Notes: Apple Cinnamon Couscous

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian.

Quick & Easy Apple Cinnamon Couscous
 
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We love this fruit-sweetened couscous for breakfast, and often use whole wheat couscous.
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 cups apple juice
  • ¼ cup diced dried apples
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, or to taste
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 cup dry couscous
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds, for garnish (optional)
Instructions
  1. Put the apple juice, dried apple, raisins, cinnamon, and salt in a saucepan, and bring the liquid to a boil
  2. Stir in the couscous, cover, and remove it from the heat. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  3. Uncover, and fluff the couscous with a fork.
  4. Optionally top with sliced almonds.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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