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.
Greek Omelette with Zucchini and Tomato
Mediterranean Skillet Potatoes with Poached Eggs
Broccoli Quiche with Roasted Potato Crust
Avocado Toast with Caramelized Balsamic Onions
Avocado Toast with Smoked Salmon, Fresh Dill and Capers
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 Fruit and Nuts
- 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
Looks delicious! I love bulgur and I am going to make this for breakfast! Can’t wait to try!
Hope you enjoy it!