Cinnamon Banana Breakfast Bulgur

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Nothing will jump start those cold winter bones quite like a bowl of this Cinnamon Banana Breakfast Bulgur.

Cinnamon Banana Breakfast Bulgur |

Comforting Banana Breakfast for Cold Winter Days

Today I was planning to bring you a really tasty 3 Bean Salad. But with the onset of Operation Frozen Tundra, I just couldn’t bring myself to even THINK about eating a cold salad, let alone post about one.

We’ve spent the last few days huddled up on the couch wearing two layers of socks, sweat pants, a sweatshirt, and a jacket. That’s right folks, I’m wearing my jacket INDOORS. 100 year old homes are full of charm…and also drafts. Efficient they are not, my friends.

So to avoid having to sell my right kidney to pay the gas bill this month, we’ve been loading on the blankets and chain-drinking homemade tea lattes.

Normally I am completely satisfied with scarfing a bowl of cereal for breakfast before heading out the door. But when it’s this cold, my body demands something warm before functioning. And nothing will jump start those cold winter bones quite like a bowl of this Cinnamon Banana Breakfast Bulgur.

Cinnamon Banana Breakfast Bulgur |

Easy Warm Bulgur Wheat Cereal

Guys, I am headed to full out obsession town with this bulgur. Obviously I loved it in this bulgur salad, but adding a bit of sweetness and serving it for breakfast is even better. If you don’t like oatmeal because of the mushy texture, bulgur is about to be your new best friend.

It retains all of it’s wonderful, hearty chewiness but gives you the nutty, sweet, satisfying comfort of a bowl of oatmeal.

This is about as easy as a recipe gets. Just 20 minutes and 5 ingredients to a healthy breakfast.

Cinnamon Banana Breakfast Bulgur |

How to Make Breakfast Bulgur

  1. Place bulgur, almond milk, and salt in a medium sauce pan.
  2. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 12-15 minutes, or until bulgur is tender.
  3. Stir in the brown sugar and cinnamon.
  4. Top with banana slices and another pour of almond milk, if desired.

Toppings for Breakfast Bulgur

I’ve kept things simple with just a dusting of cinnamon and banana slices, but adding peanut butter (or some Amish Peanut Butter Spread) and some dried cranberries or walnuts is totally encouraged.

I like to add more almond milk at the end too, so the bulgur grains are swimming in a little puddle of liquid. For some reason, it makes me think of porridge. And thinking of porridge makes me feel warm and cozy. And that’s a feeling I want to hold onto.

More Cozy Breakfast Ideas

Next time you need a warm breakfast, try these other family favorites:

Cinnamon Banana Breakfast Bulgur

Hearty bulgur grains cook up into a nutty, satisfying breakfast cereal topped with bananas and swimming in almond milk.
4.4 from 22 votes
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Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 3
Calories: 271kcal


  • 1 cup bulgur
  • 2 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk (plus more for serving)
  • Pinch salt
  • 3 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 banana (sliced)


  • Place the bulgur, almond milk, and salt in a medium saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil, cover, reduce heat to low and simmer for 12-15 minutes or until bulgur is tender.
  • Stir in the brown sugar and cinnamon.
  • Divide mixture between bowls. Top with sliced bananas, an additional sprinkling of cinnamon, and more almond milk, if desired.


  • Swap out the fruit if you don’t love banana.
  • Try adding some crunch with flax, coconut, or granola.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword breakfast bulgur, sweet bulgur


Calories: 271kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 283mg | Potassium: 351mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 31IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 285mg | Iron: 1mg
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      1. Easy to make!
        I just bought a 1lb bag of Bulgar wheat cereal, I usually eat the middle eastern kind that cooks and tastes like cuscus. I used whole fat cows milk with coconut sugar and it came out delicious. I also find it cooks faster if you soak it in the milk overnight.

    1. Half serving of brown sugar and the other half with stevia powder. Sweet but low in calories, and little to none aftertaste.

  1. I am a working woman and so before leaving I always have to think about what should I make for breakfast. I came across this post of yours and from now onwards I make this every morning before I leave. Thank you so much for putting up this post.

  2. Warmth is a total must when it’s cold outside. My wardrobe has consisted of flannel pj pants, thermal shirts, and fuzzy slippers. This warm cereal looks amazing. Pinned.

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