Do you need a versatile sweet dish that is perfect for breakfast, for a healthy snack, for dessert after lunch with family or even suitable for baby food? We’ve got the perfect recipe that will satisfy your sweet tooth, and can be ready in 15 minutes. The best part of it? It’s dairy free and practically vegan!
The couscous cream with apples and cinnamon will become a favorite recipe for the whole family. The sweetness of the apples and the smell of cinnamon blend together to create a warm flavor that pair perfectly with the couscous. The smooth Martino Couscous cream is divine and makes a satisfying dish especially if you are a little bit bored with oats and want to avoid those processed cereals. Finally, the recipe uses rice milk which supplies you with many essential nutrients via the bran and germ of this whole grain.
Recipe by Simona Novarini
Here is how to prepare the Martino Couscous Cream with apple and Cinnamon
Preparation: 15 minutes
- 250 ml of rice milk + 150 ml for the cream
- 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar + 1 for apples
- 200 grams of Martino Organic Whole Wheat Couscous
- 2 fresh apples
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder
- 1 pinch of ginger powder
Hydrate the Couscous:
In a medium, heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat, pour 250ml of rice milk and add one tablespoon of granulated sugar. Bring the rice milk to a simmer so the milk is warm and the sugar melted.
Turn off the heat and pour evenly 200 grams of Martino Organic Whole Wheat Couscous. Cover with a lid and let the couscous absorb all the milk slowly for about 4-5 minutes. After the necessary time, fluff the couscous with the help of a fork.
Prepare the apples:
Peel two fresh apples and chop them into big chunks. Place the apple cubes in a large non-stick skillet, on medium heat. Sprinkle on top with one tablespoon of granulated sugar and season with one teaspoon of powdered cinnamon.
Cook the apples, tossing and stirring occasionally, until they are just tender when pierced with the tip of a paring knife, 3-5 minutes. When the apples are ready, they should have a brownish color while the sugar will have completely dissolved into syrup.
Prepare the couscous cream:
You can prepare the couscous cream using an immersion blender or a classic one, whatever comes in handy to you.
Here is how to do it with an immersion blender: add the hydrated couscous in a container and season with a pinch of powdered ginger. Now is time to pour the rest of the rice milk. Pour it gradually while you blend the couscous. Keep blending until you have a soft homogeneous cream.
Remember: the more milk you pour, the creamier your couscous will be! So you can decide according to your preferences, or maybe experiment and find the perfect amount for you.
With the help of a spoon spread the cream of couscous in four small serving bowls and then place over the sautéed apple pieces. Delicious!
You can serve this amazing dessert either warm or in room temperature. If you decide to serve it warm it is better to blend the couscous into cream before cooking the apples, so that the apples don’t get cold.
Notes and variations:
- For extra flavor you can cook the apples in melted butter. Add a knob of butter in the skillet and let it melt before tossing in the apples.
- This cream can also be an excellent alternative to the classic baby food; you can also prepare it salty and add various ingredients that you like, from vegetables to cheese or meat and fish.
- You can add any type of nuts in the recipe. However, pecans combine very well with the apple flavor. Plus they will give some crunchiness to the dessert.
Couscous is extremely versatile and makes a great alternative to processed cereals, sweet snacks and even desserts. It is perfectly suitable to cook sweet treats for you and your family either as breakfast, mid morning or afternoon snack or even an organic unprocessed delicious dessert after lunch.
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You don’t have to be an adventurous eater to enjoy this creamy recipe. But if you want to put your own touch to this dessert you can always experiment with replacing apples with any kind of fruits you prefer. Strawberries, for example, make also a great topping especially in summer.