Sweet Couscous with Chia Seeds

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A healthy, sweet and very delicious Middle Eastern-inspired sweet couscous with apple, cinnamon and chia seeds.

Couscous is one of the popular ingredients in the middle eastern cuisine and is used in many recipes. I have had tried couscous in few savory recipes before but have never tried the sweet version.

If you remember my Hummus with Chia Seeds post you’d know that I was sent Chiabia’s range of healthy chia products. This chia apple cinnamon was one of the products that I received along with all. It is basically a ground mixture of chia seeds, dried apple, and cinnamon. I used this chia apple and cinnamon in the couscous and boy oh boy needless to mention the health benefits it tasted so amazing.

This sweet couscous has all the healthy ingredients, the natural sweetness from Medjool dates, and the goodness of the raisins and nuts. The best part is that this sweet treat is VEGAN.

Here are some more couscous recipes to try:

Curried Couscous

Couscous Upma

Chickpea Stew with Couscous


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Sweet Couscous with Chia Seeds
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

A healthy, sweet and very delicious Middle eastern inspired sweet couscous with apple, cinnamon and chia seeds. 

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Servings: 4 People
Author: Sapana Behl
  • 1 cup couscous, small grained
  • 3 cups water
  • 4-5 medjool dates, seed removed and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 4 tablespoon ground chia apple cinnamon
To Serve
  • 1 apple, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup raisins,
  • 2 tablespoon almonds
  • maple syrup, optional
  1. Warm one cup of water and soak the chopped dates in it for about 15 minutes.

  2. Once soaked blend it in a mixer to make a smooth paste. 

  3. Heat olive oil in a saucepan and add date paste, Chia Apple Cinnamon, and remaining water. Let it boil for a minute.

  4. Remove from heat and add couscous into the prepared water mixture.

  5. Cover the lid and let it sit for about 15 to 20 minutes.

  6. Stir the couscous with a fork and divide into serving bowls.

  7. Drizzle maple syrup on top if desired. Serve warm topped with apple, raisins and almonds.

Recipe Notes

You may also add orange blossom water for extra flavours.

Use your imagination for toppings and enjoy.


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Disclosure: I was sent samples from Chiabia Seeds to try in recipes and not being told or paid to write the review. All opinions expressed are my own.

Best Regards,
Sapana Behl

2 comments on “Sweet Couscous with Chia Seeds”

  1. Pavani says:

    That sounds soo soo good Sapana. Combination of apples and dates sounds delicious. Never used chia seeds in this kind of preparation — very interesting and inviting dish.

  2. Bhawana Singh says:

    this sounds a perfect blend of nutrition and taste at one time. great breakfast item. pinned it.

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