Couscous Breakfast Squares

Preparing these moist squares ahead of time makes grabbing breakfast a simple task. Whole wheat couscous is simply sweetened with apple juice and spiced with cinnamon, raisins and almonds. Topped with protein-rich almond or other nut butter, they make a good, healthful snack or dessert too.

Couscous Breakfast Squares


Quantity Ingredients
2 cups unfiltered apple juice
1 cup spring or filtered water
1/2 cup raw almonds
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 1/4 cups dry whole wheat couscous
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup raisins
optional toppings (see below)


Bring juice and water to a boil. Add salt, couscous, cinnamon and almonds. Stir and turn heat to low. Simmer 5 to 10 minutes or until liquid is completely absorbed. Remove from heat. Stir in raisins and let sit, covered, for 10 minutes.

Rinse an 8x8 inch baking dish with water. Do not dry. Add the couscous mixture and pack it down. Place in refrigerator to cool. Cut into squares and serve as is or add toppings.

Optional Toppings

  • Almond butter
  • Sesame Tahini or Sesame Butter
  • Unsweetened Apple Sauce or Apple Butter

Serves 4-6

Nutrition information per Serving (154g-wt.): 260 calories (50 from fat), 5g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 6g protein, 49g total carbohydrate (6g dietary fiber, 11g sugar), 0mg cholesterol, 240mg sodium