Breakfast is definitely my favorite meal of the day. I don't always eat it first thing when I get up, but I can promise I eat a proper breakfast of some kind every single day. Trying to get in a healthy breakfast while out on the trail can be tough, especially with all the convenient grab and go options out there. Getting ready for my Tahoe Rim Trail thru hike in 2017 has me prepping lots of easy breakfast options and breakfast couscous is a quick and easy go-to that I enjoy both on the trail and when I need to grab something quick to take with me.
Breakfast Couscous (2 servings)
1 cup whole wheat couscous
1/3 cup dry coconut milk
2 tbsp brown sugar
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 nuts of your choice (slivered almonds are my favorite!)
1/4 dried fruit of choice
At home: Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl and stir to combine, paying attention to the brown sugar as it has a tendency to clump. Once all items are mixed, split into two portions in zip top bags. Seal.
On Trail: To eat cold, add cold water to your couscous before going to bed - just enough to cover the couscous by about an inch. Seal the bag and squish it to mix. Eat cold in the morning. If you'd like it hot, add couscous to your cook pot and cover with water, about an inch to an inch and a half over the mixture. Bring to a boil, remove from heat, stir, and let cool.