I am a huge fan of breakfast, well all food really. But breakfast is what starts the day at our house, and I love to mix it up with different tastes and flavors. This week I am trying out a new breakfast cereal using Bulgur Wheat. I received a sampling of Bob's Red Mill grains and have been mixing up different recipes to see what I like best. This breakfast cereal with cranberries and coconut flakes is top on that list.
So, What’s Bulgur?
Bulgur (also known as ala) is a staple in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean regions. Bulgur is a versatile ingredient for all meals of the day. It’s made from whole grain hard red wheat that has been parboiled, dried and cracked. This particular bulgur is quick to prepare and can be reconstituted with hot water in just a few minutes.
Bulgur is most commonly found in Tabbouleh as it makes a great base for salads and pilafs. It can be used to add crunch to breads and muffins or cooked as a hot cereal. Bulgur can be mixed into meatballs and meat loaf. The nutty flavor makes it perfect for savory dishes and breads. Bulgur is an excellent addition to nutritionally deplete sides like potatoes, pasta and stuffing.
Like many whole grains, bulgur is a nutritional powerhouse. With a healthy balance of fat, fiber and protein, bulgur is great for those trying to be more conscious of what they eat. Scientific evidence has shown that eating whole grains reduces the risks for certain cancers and heart disease. And, this stuff just tastes good.
- 1 Cup of Cooked Bob's Red Mill Bulgur Wheat
- ¼ Cup of Almond Milk (or any milk)
- 1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon
- ½ Tablespoon of Brown Sugar
- 1 Tablespoon of Dried Cranberries
- 1 Tablespoon of Dried Coconut
- 2 Tablespoons of Chopped Pecans
- Add Cooked Bulgur to a bowl.
- Stir in Milk, Cinnamon and Brown sugar.
- Stir in Cranberries, Coconut and Chopped Pecans.
The awesome thing about this breakfast cereal with bulgur is that you can really add any toppings you want. If you don't have pecans, try walnuts or pistachios. Or skip the nuts all together and add fresh fruit.
Have you cooked with Bulgur before? What's your favorite dish to make?
This is a sponsored post with Bob's Red Mill. All opinions are my own.