Wilderness Recipe – Brekky Couscous

Made high in the mountains on expeditions or at lower elevations on backpacking trips, this breakfast meal is one of our more versatile dishes! Quick and easy to make, Brekky Couscous requires minimal prep in the front country and even less prep to get things cooking in the backcountry. But be warned – this dish is highly addicting and you may find yourself making it even after you’ve returned from a camping trip!

Serving Size: 2 very hungry, or 3 moderately hungry people


  • 1 cup couscous
  • ½ cup of chopped dried apricots (pre-chop at home!)
    • Optional: more fruit (tropical fruit like dried mango, papaya, pineapple are recommended)
  • ½ cup flaked coconut
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • Slivered almonds to sprinkle on top
  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • ½ cup of powdered milk
  • Salt to taste

Cooking Equipment Needed: 1 pot, 1 serving spoon…yup – that’s it! Who doesn’t love a one-pot meal?


Bring 2 cups of water to a boil with butter, fruit, coconut, powdered milk, and sugar. Add couscous, stir and remove from heat. Cover and let sit for 5-10 minutes for couscous to absorb. Add a little water if it seems too dry. To cut some of the sweetness, sprinkle a little salt to taste. Garnish with almonds to your liking. Now wasn’t that easy? 

Bon Appetit!

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