Wednesday, November 17, 2010

couscous breakfast

i decided to try something wacky for breakfast the other day.
first, i roasted chickpeas in some sugar, cinnamon, and cocoa powder for about 40 minutes at 350. they didn't turn out as crunchy as i'd hoped...maybe i should have added some oil or cooked them for longer? they also didn't really taste like cinnamon or cocoa, but they did taste sweet.

in the morning, i cooked 1/4 cup couscous in 1/4 cup cranberry apple juice. i then mixed this with yogurt, and topped with the chickpeas, frozen strawberries, a small scoop of peanut butter, and a small handful of bran flakes.

it turned out really good! i loved the couscous with the juice and the yogurt. next time, i'd probably make more couscous and eliminate the chickpeas.



Mountain Climber! said...

This would sure pack a punch..and you wouldn't have to eat lunch- great high calorie breakfast for a hiking day!

1/4 C couscous-- 150 calories
1 TSP peanut butter- 94 calories
1/4 C cranberry/apple juice- 34 calories
1/4 C chickpeas- 140 calories
1/4 C bran flakes- 33 calories
1 tsp Sugar - 15 calories

Total 466 calories

Mountain Climber said...

Oops forgot the yogurt---40 Calories for 1/c cup non fat yogurt

so brings it up a bit...but lots of protein and goodness.