Breakfast Bulgur Cereal

Breakfast Bulgur Cereal
Diana Rattray
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 25 mins
Servings: 2 to 3 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
59 Calories
1g Fat
10g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2 to 3
Amount per serving
Calories 59
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 214mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 105mg 8%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 143mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This hot cereal is loaded with texture and flavor. Top the bulgur cereal with a drizzling of maple syrup and raisins, or top with fresh blueberries or strawberries. This cereal is a nice change from oatmeal or cream of wheat.

This recipe is easily doubled for a family breakfast.


  • 1/2 cup bulgur wheat (medium grind)

  • 1 1/4 cups skim or 1 percent milk, plus more for serving

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon light or dark brown sugar, packed, optional

  • Maple syrup, blueberries, strawberries, raisins, dried cranberries, for optional toppings

Steps to Make It

  1. In a small saucepan, combine the bulgur, 1 cup milk, salt, and 1 tablespoon of brown sugar, if desired.

  2. Bring to a boil.

  3. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, stirring frequently, until thickened and tender, about 12 to 16 minutes.

  4. Add a little more milk or water if needed as it nears the end of cooking time.

  5. Serve with a little maple syrup and/or brown sugar, or top with berries, raisins, or dried cranberries, as desired.


Any-Grain Crock Pot Porridge

  1. Grease the insides of a slow cooker with 1 tablespoon of butter.

  2. Add grits, bulgur wheat, or oats with the amount of water and salt indicated on the package (usually a 2 to 1 ratio, or 2 cups of water per 1 cup of grain).

  3. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.

  4. Add chopped apples and cinnamon, raisins and nuts, or your favorite add-ins.