Here’s #AnotherRecipe for you! This one’s perfect for a weekend breakfast. Adapted from a recipe by in pursuit of more, here’s our yummy Peanut Butter breakfast bowl, or to give it its full name, the PBHCQ&A Bowl (Peanut Butter, Honey, Couscous, Quinoa & Apple).
So simple, yet so wonderful!
This breakfast dish is so extremely yummy and comforting, it’s easy to forget how filling and nutritious it actually is. In fact, you may not appreciate how super-charged this breakfast is until mid-morning when you realise you’re not craving all the snacks. It’s a dairy-free alternative to porridge that sticks to your ribs and powers you through every last bit of your morning… you owe it to yourself to give this dish a try.
The quantities in this recipe are for two people, but basically it’s a ¼ cup grains and one apple per person. Although this dish is amazing with just quinoa, we’ve found that it’s even better mixing quinoa and giant couscous together. While the couscous might be a bit much on its own in this recipe, it complements the quinoa so wonderfully, giving the dish the consistency (if not the flavour) of tapioca pudding.
*We don’t like to give exact measurements here – everyone’s tastes are different; you might find that you like less honey but more peanut butter or vice versa. No matter how you like it, it’s all good.
¼ cup white quinoa
¼ cup giant couscous
1 cup water
2 small/medium-sized apples (Granny Smiths or Russets work well)
1-2 tablespoons honey / maple syrup*
1-2 tablespoons peanut butter*
1. Put your quinoa and couscous grains into whichever saucepan you normally use to cook your porridge. Add water and turn on the heat. Leave the pot uncovered while you proceed to the next step.
2. Chop up your apples into cube-sized bites (no need to peel them) and toss them in with the heating quinoa/couscous grains.
3. Once the water is almost to a boil, cover the pot and set the heat to low. Simmer, covered for about 10-15 minutes (or until the water is absorbed and the grains cooked – if in doubt, a taste test is always helpful).
4. Once the water has been completely absorbed by the grains, add a dollop or two of fresh honey or maple syrup. Once that’s mixed in, add a dollop or two of fresh peanut butter and stir until it’s all mixed to a thick, creamy goodness. You might find that the apples (depending on their age and which kind you use) turn to mush a bit, and that’s completely fine.
Once the honey and peanut butter are mixed in, you’re ready to serve. This dish really is ridiculously easy to make, especially when you discover just how ridiculously good it is. This dish also works brilliantly as pudding or a late night snack; it is comfort food at its healthiest. Best of all, you can get almost everything to make this yummy dish (except for apples and honey/maple syrup) at Another Weigh!
For additional inspiration…
If you’re feeling fancy, add some toasted nuts, berries (fresh or dried), or a sprinkle of granola to top it off. The dish also works really well with pears substituted for apples, and it’s a great way to use up fruit that’s past its best.