Sweet Breakfast Couscous (Tunisian Mesfouf)

Sweet Breakfast Couscous (Tunisian Mesfouf)

(2 servings)    Printable Version
  • 1 and 1/4 cups skim milk
  • 1/2 cup uncooked couscous
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup raisins (or chopped dates)
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons of butter or maple syrup (optional)
Watch out oats! There's a new hot cereal contender in town. Couscous is made from semolina and wheat flour. It looks a bit like rice, but it's actually considered a kind of pasta. It's as easy to prepare as quick or Old Fashioned oats and it makes an amazing hot breakfast cereal. I liked this dish better than many different kinds of oatmeal. The texture is a lot like grits. In this particular recipe, the couscous really absorbed the flavors it was cooked with. I had one big serving and was kept full until lunchtime. Bottom Line: I wouldn't change a thing about this recipe. It was pretty much perfect, especially when served with a pat of butter and drizzle of maple syrup on top. A++ (This recipe was submitted in 2009. It was tested and photographed in June 2017.)

Sweet Breakfast Couscous (Tunisian Mesfouf)

How To Make Sweet Breakfast Couscous

Bring milk to a simmer in a saucepan and then stir in the dry ingredients. Remove from heat, cover and let stand 10 minutes until thickened. Top with a teaspoon of butter or maple syrup if desired.

Sweet Breakfast Couscous (Tunisian Mesfouf)

Notes From Recipe Submitter:

This is one of my favorite camping recipes! For anyone who backpacks or does wilderness camping, this makes for a super easy, lightweight mix that is super delicious and gives you lots of energy for the day's hike. (Just mix in powdered milk into the couscous and pack the mixture in a ziplock bag to go.) This is also great with other easy to make grains like bulgur wheat.

Sweet Breakfast Couscous (Tunisian Mesfouf)

In Tunisia, sweet couscous is called mesfouf and mixed with nuts, dates and spices for breakfast, or in Morocco it's a dessert called seffa and served with orange blossom water.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank HollywoodBacon for this recipe.

Comments About This Recipe
What do you think of Sweet Breakfast Couscous (Tunisian Mesfouf)?
Overall Average Rating = 4 (out of 5)
Based on 2 votes.

From YogiTwins
Rating (out of 5):  

I really liked this recipe. I added shredded coconut flakes and a little pumpkin pie spice. Next time I'll add chopped apple in it too. Yummy!

Comment submitted: 11/18/2018 (#20673)

Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom tinasim (Team Breakfast Member)
Rating (out of 5):  

Couscous made with milk is a good idea. Delicious.

Comment submitted: 6/25/2010 (#10767)

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