Lebanese Breakfast Bulgur Cereal with Fruit and Nuts

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:

Greek yogurt

Fresh berries

Dried berries



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.

Greek Omelette with Zucchini and Tomato

Mediterranean Skillet Potatoes with Poached Eggs

Broccoli Quiche with Roasted Potato Crust

Sweet Greek Avocado Toast

Avocado Toast with Caramelized Balsamic Onions

Avocado Toast with Smoked Salmon, Fresh Dill and Capers

Ful Medames (Beans and Eggs)

Stewed Prunes with Greek Yogurt

For even more Mediterranean Diet breakfast ideas check out our 7 Mediterranean Diet Breakfast recipes.

Please rate and review our Lebanese Breakfast Bulgur Cereal with Fruits and Nuts below.  Enjoy!

Lebanese Breakfast Bulgur Cereal with Fruits and Nuts

Lebanese Breakfast Bulgur Cereal with Fruit and Nuts

Bill Bradley
4 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 414 kcal


  • 1 cup dry medium bulgur, cooked per directions
  • Dried or fresh fruit of your choice
  • 1/2 cup milk of your choice (cow, goat, almond, soy, etc.)
  • 1/4 cup Almonds and/or walnuts
  • 1 tbsp Honey or maple syrup
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Salt, to taste


  • Prepare bulgur wheat according to directions. Prepare other ingredients while it is cooking.
  • In two bowls, add equal amounts of bulgur. Top with fruit, nuts, cinnamon


Calories: 414kcalCarbohydrates: 69gProtein: 14gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 39mgPotassium: 503mgFiber: 16gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 108IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 151mgIron: 3mg
Have you tried this recipe? Tell us about it!Click here to rate this recipe in the comments section below.
About the Author: Bill Bradley, R.D.
Bill’s passion is to live and teach the principles of good food, generosity, and how to open our hearts while we take care of ourselves and others. More →


  1. Lucine August 7, 2019 at 12:53 pm - Reply

    Looks delicious! I love bulgur and I am going to make this for breakfast! Can’t wait to try!

    • Bill Bradley, R.D. October 21, 2019 at 1:45 am - Reply

      Hope you enjoy it!

Leave A Comment

Recipe Rating

Mediterranean Living

Our Newsletter

Get seasonal recipe ideas as well as special offers on our online programs, live webinars and video releases. Sent once a week.