Think about it, why don’t other grains get a place at the breakfast table the way oatmeal does? At least here in America, suggest serving a breakfast of warm brown rice, millet or couscous and you’ll probably get puzzled looks. I’m not knocking oatmeal – I love it too but it’s time to take a page out of many global cuisines and expand our breakfast horizons. So get out of that “oatmeal only” breakfast rut and try experimenting with some different whole grains (besides boxed cereals & granolas) for a new delicious and warming start to the morning.
This Pecan Date Breakfast Couscous is simple to make. Once the water is boiling, the couscous (get whole wheat if you can) takes just 5 minutes to cook, with heat off & lid on. Dates are naturally so sweet, you won’t miss the honey, maple syrup or brown sugar. Pecans add some extra healthy fat and flavor.
This recipe is brought to you by The Recipe ReDux and this month’s theme of “A Whole New Grain.” Check out all the fantastic whole grain recipes below.
Besides oatmeal, have you ever eaten hot grains for breakfast?