Latimer received this recipe from the husband of one of her guides, and it quickly became a favorite way to start the day. You can prepare it the night before and serve warm or cold. The recipe is easy to double to serve more people. Use any combination of dried fruits you like--cherries, apples, blueberries, or raspberries. You can substitute one cup fat-free milk for dry, and decrease the water to 1/4 cup.
1 1/4 cups water
1/2 cup nonfat dry milk
1/2 cup uncooked couscous
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
How to Make It
Bring water to a boil in a small saucepan; stir in milk and remaining ingredients. Remove from heat. Cover; let stand 10 minutes. (Mixture will thicken as it cools.)
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I liked the flavor, but I was overwhelmed by the dried fruit! I couldn't even taste the couscous b/c of the raisins. Next time, I'll add 1/2 as much dried fruit and double the cinnamon and the walnuts.