Lee Harrelson
3 servings (serving size: 2/3 cup)

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.

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.)

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

geojess's Review

October 24, 2010
this is one of my favorite breakfast recipes, though since i'm making it at home i just use regular soy milk. it's great with any combo of nuts and dried fruit. it's also great leftover.

csaunders80's Review

January 13, 2009
I made this for a breakfast food themed Cooking Light supper club. It was fast and easy and everybody liked it. I have some leftovers and it tastes great hot as well as cold.

desideesy's Review

August 28, 2009
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.