Bulgur fig hot cereal

Heart Smart Low Sodium

A tasty way to start your day with fiber! Fiber helps you stay full longer and can help regulate blood glucose levels. As seasons change, swap figs for fresh berries, bananas or both.


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.

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First Published: 02/14/2014
Last Reviewed: 12/30/2022


Turn this into a quick side dish by substituting slivered almonds instead of figs. Add some no-salt seasoning for a kick of flavor.

bulgur fig cereal