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Banana Couscous Breakfast Cereal

Banana Couscous Breakfast Cereal
Couscous breakfast recipe uses the mild taste of couscous paired with fresh bananas, honey and spices to make the perfect couscous breakfast cereal. Couscous is pasta made from semolina flour. 

Although couscous was traditionally hand-rolled, in modern times it's made by machines. What does couscous taste like? Well, couscous is made from semolina flour and similar to spaghetti tastes without any sauce, this is the best way to describe the taste. 

Our recipe uses the natural taste of couscous to an advantage by pairing, fresh bananas, honey and spices to make the perfect couscous breakfast cereal.

Couscous is North Africa's favorite food

Banana Couscous African Breakfast Cereal Recipe

Banana Couscous African Breakfast Cereal Recipe

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Prep time: 5 min Cook time: 10 Total time: 15 min

Couscous is a neutral flavored dish that combines with just about every ingredient imaginable. It has a mild taste and picks up the flavors you cook it with it. 

Couscous is actually pasta though it looks like rice and is stocked in most grocery stores on the rice and pasta isles where instant and non-instant varieties are available. Couscous contains mostly carbohydrates. 

The origin of couscous is uncertain however, couscous is a traditional North African food recipe commonly used for breakfast, lunch and dinner in Northern African and Eastern countries. 

There are many types of couscous but the three most popular are Moroccan, Israeli and Lebanese. The best way to describe couscous is that it's made from semolina flour and is simply a type of pasta.

2 cups dry couscous
2 cups low fat milk
2 teaspoons honey
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 sliced bananas

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the milk, honey, and cinnamon. As soon as it comes to a boil, stir in the couscous. Turn off the heat, cover and let stand for 5 minutes and top with sliced bananas. Serve warm for breakfast.

You should know: The African Gourmet recipe of Banana Couscous Breakfast Cereal is naturally low-fat since one serving of banana contains 110 calories, 30 grams of carbohydrate and 1 gram of protein.

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Simple Cooking Tips

Make sure your cooking work area has good lighting so you can safely see what you are cutting, seasoning and cooking.

Get comfortable with the recipe, read it all the way through. Always read and re-read your recipes before you start cooking.

Season and taste as you go. Always taste your food before seasoning.

Spices and herbs are essential to African food cooking and baking. Keep your spices away from sources of heat like the stove or lights. Herbs and spices can lose their flavor when exposed to humidity and heat.

Recipes are only a guideline so feel free to substitute items that you like.

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