In Lebanon, bulgur is used much more often than in a typical American diet. It is used in salads such as Tabbouleh (tabouli), meatloaf and is blended with lentils and cabbage to make Lebanese pilaf. When bulgur is made, there is often extra bulgur. Hence the creation of Lebanese breakfast cereal with fruit and nuts. This is a traditional Lebanese breakfast that is eaten often.
In this recipe we use a medium grain bulgur that takes about 10-12 minutes to make. While the bulgur is cooking on the stove, you can prepare all the other ingredients. There are so many things you can add to this recipe:
Maple Syrup or honey
Milk of your choice
You can also cook the bulgur in the milk to make it even creamier. You will just want to make sure you don’t burn the milk during the cooking process.
This is a great breakfast from a nutritional standpoint. It has healthy grains, fiber, protein and fat. It is the perfect complete breakfast alongside some coffee or tea that can be made in about 20 minutes.
Other Mediterranean Breakfasts
There are so many amazing breakfasts from all over the Mediterranean. Anywhere from croissants and coffee in France to Ful (Foul) Medames, a Syrian breakfast with beans and eggs. Here are a few of the recipes we have featured on Mediterranean Living.