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The BIG Vegan Coconut, couscous breakfast

Updated: Nov 4, 2020

Staying loyal to the couscous I have made another AMAZING couscous dish.

This breakfast is sooooo yummy because it has two of my favourite flavours ; orange-blossom water and cinnamon. It’s just another level of deliciousnessssss.

I really went to town with the topping for this brekkie bowl. I literally went to the health-food shop and said, “I’ll have this and that, and some more of this and more of that.” I threw everything on top and hoped for the best.

Feeling chuffed with my new creation, I showed it to my boys and asked them, “What do you think”?

One of my kids replied, “Nice.” and pointing to the apple he says, “But this looks like potatoes.”

I quickly put up the photos I had taken on my family what's app group and my sis said, “Is that potatoes and strawberries? Not my cup of tea.” You can always count on family for honesty!

Again I wasn’t going to post this photo but quickly reminded my self to take a chill pill and that there are more important things than the “picture perfect”.

**Please note**

If you want to make a larger couscous quantity just replace a ¼ of the couscous with desiccated coconut.

E.g If you want to make a cup then use ¾ cup couscous and ¼ cup coconut.



  • Serves two

  • 3/8 cup of couscous

  • 1/8 cup of desiccated coconut

  • 2 teaspoons orange blossom water (optional)

  • ½ cup boiling water

  • 1 tablespoon honey/maple syrup

  • Milk (for pouring) of your choice (I used coconut milk)


  • You can make up your own topping, but if you want mine here it is:

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1 large apple, peeled, cored and cut into squares

  • 3 pieces of shelled walnuts

  • 1 strawberry sliced

  • 1 medjool date diced

  • 3 pieces of frozen mango

  • ¼ small banana sliced

  • 5 almonds

  • 1 teaspoon desiccated coconut

  • 1 tablespoon coconut flakes

  • ½ table spoon of flaxseed meal (always finding ways to include it in my food)

  • 6 balls of snap frozen berries with white chocolate inside (because I’m worth it)

  • a sprinkle of edible flowers (also because I’m worth it)

  • 5 pistachios crushed



  1. In a small pot, stew cut up apple with cinnamon and enough water to cover the apple.

  2. Once water has almost evaporated turn off stove, unless you like the apple very soft, then add water and stew until desired consistency.

  3. In a small pot, bring ½ cup of water to a boil with the lid on. Remove from heat and stir in couscous , coconut, orange blossom water and honey put lid back on and allow couscous mixture to absorb liquid for a few minutes.

  4. Arrange topping and serve with desired milk.



PS - I love hearing from you! Let me know how it went and feel free to share your pictures.

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