Umm-umm-umm! Yummy-licousness! This recipe comes from Weight Watchers. No matter how many times I try, I'm just not a fan of oatmeal. And eating cream of wheat regularily gets old quickly. So I started looking for more yummy breakfast ideas and found this one. Oh yummy. I love it because I make it on the weekend, and it makes enough to last all week. And I can change the "flavor" of it by what berries and nuts I add.
1 1/2 cups water
1 cup couscous
pinch of salt
3 cups fat-free milk
2 Tablespoons packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
1/4 cup fat-free egg substitute
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
sliced almonds (or other nuts), berries and milk
Bring the water to a boil in a large saucepan over high heat. Stir in the couscous and salt. Reduce the heat and simmer until the water is absorbed, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and fluff the couscous with a fork. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes.
Whisk the milk, brown sugar, and orange zest into the couscous. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, whisking frequently to break up any lumps. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook, stirring frequently, until the mixture is slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove the saucepan from the heat.
Whisk together 1/2 cup of the couscous mixture and the egg substitute in a small bowl. Return the mixture to the saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring, until the pudding is thick and creamy, about 5 minutes longer.
Stir in the wheat germ and vanilla. Serve with milk, almonds and berries, if desired.