Sweet Spiced Couscous recipe

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

In this sweet recipe, couscous is cooked in vanilla and cinnamon scented water, then tossed with chopped fruits, toasted nuts and fragrant sliced almonds. Serve with a big dollop of natural yoghurt for a unique breakfast.


  • 500ml water
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 350g couscous
  • 5 tbsp. butter
  • 5 tbsp. each chopped dates, apricots and golden sultanas
  • 1 tsp. mixed spice
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp. sliced almonds
  • 2 tbsp. toasted walnuts


  1. Boil water. Place into a bowl, stir in the cinnamon, spice and vanilla and then pour over the couscous. When cooked and fluffed up, separate with a fork.

  2. When cooked, add the butter and toss while still warm so that the butter coats the couscous. Add the dates, apricots, sultanas, almonds and walnuts and toss to combine.

You could use boiling milk instead of water for a creamier texture. Recipe serves 4.

Recipe Details:

  • Author: Laura Young.
  • Published:

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