Couscous might not be the first thing you would typically think of when it comes to breakfast, but this dish definitely changes that. This creamy porridge-like bowl of couscous is the perfect way to switch up your usual breakfast routine. It’s hearty like a bowl of oats, but is uniquely scented with warm spices and flavored with peanut butter, coconut, and vanilla.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 7 minutes
Total time: 12 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
1 cup canned light coconut milk
4 tablespoons honey
¾ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon coarse salt
⅛ teaspoon allspice
⅛ teaspoon ginger
1 pinch cloves
¼ cup The Bee’s Knees peanut butter
4 tablespoons golden raisins, divided
1½ cups water
1 cup couscous
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
4 teaspoons unsweetened, shredded coconut (for garnish)
1. Whisk together the coconut milk, honey, cinnamon, salt, allspice, ginger, cloves, and peanut butter in a medium bowl until smooth. Measure out 4 teaspoons of raisins and set aside for garnish.
2. Add the coconut milk mixture in a medium saucepan along with the water, raisins (except the raisins reserved for garnish), and couscous. Bring to a gentle simmer over medium-low heat, stirring frequently. Once it reaches a simmer, the couscous should be porridge-like in consistency; if not, simmer until it is (this should take less than 1 minute), stirring constantly. Once the couscous is porridge-like, remove it from the heat and stir in the vanilla. Pour into 4 serving bowls and top each with 1 teaspoon raisins and 1 teaspoon coconut; serve hot.
PEANUT BUTTER GIVEAWAY
Faith sprinkles shredded coconut and golden raisins on top of the couscous. What other garnish do you think would work well with this peanut butter couscous?
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