Bulgur fig hot cereal

Heart Smart Low Sodium

Start your day with this tasty way to fill up on fiber! Fiber helps you to stay fuller longer and can help to regulate blood glucose levels.


1 1/2 cups vanilla almond milk
1/2 cup dry bulgur
2 dried figs
optional toppings:* pinch of salt, sliced fresh figs, cherries, toasted almonds


  1. In a small saucepan, combine almond milk, bulgur and dried figs. (Add a pinch of salt, if desired.) Bring to a slow boil and reduce heat to simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Portion into 2 bowls and fluff with a fork. Garnish with fresh figs, cherries and/or toasted almonds, if desired.
  3. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Makes 2 servings

Recipe contains: wheat

Carb choices per serving: 3

*Option not included in nutrition facts.

First Published: 02/14/2014
Last Reviewed: 02/14/2014

Seasons change - your ingredients should too! When the weather heats up, swap the figs for a mix of fresh blueberries, blackberries and raspberries. You can also make this into a quick side dish by cooking the almond milk and bulgur, then mixing in some slivered almonds. Add a bit of no-salt seasoning if it needs a kick of flavor.
bulgur fig cereal