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Cinnamon and Apple Couscous

Cinnamon and Apple Couscous

Couscous is a very quick-to-prepare grain side dish. Because it is precooked, it can be ready to eat in less than ten minutes. Pair it up with apples spiced with cinnamon and you have a healthful and tasty side dish or snack.


1 16-ounce can apples, divided
1 tablespoon butter
1 10-ounce package couscous (7/8 cup)
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, or to taste


Cinnamon on a spoon Drain fruit, reserving juice. Pour juice into measuring cup and add water to equal 2 cups.

Prepare couscous according to package directions using the fruit juice and butter.

Dice fruit; add to couscous.

Combine sugar and cinnamon and mix with couscous. Place in serving bowl and sprinkle with additional cinnamon, if desired.

Serve at room temperature or chilled.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 6 servings
Serving size: 1/2 cup
Calories: 271; Fat: 2g; Saturated fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 5mg; Carbohydrates: 56mg Protein: 6g; Fiber: 5mg; Sodium: 22mg.
Diabetic Exchange: 3 fruit

Source: Wheat Foods Council

Did You Know?

Once cooked, couscous can be served hot with a favorite sauce, stew, stir-fry, chilled or stirred into marinated salads with vegetables or even fruit. It also can be used in many of your favorite recipes as a substitute for rice or pasta. When prepared, couscous remains fluffy and separate, and readily takes on the flavors of the other foods cooked or served with it.

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