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!
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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.