Weekend Breakfast: Bulgur in Coconut Milk

I woke up early this morning; 6AM (on a Sunday, no doubt!) to go and help with set-up at the Telus Walk to Cure Diabetes in Stanley Park.
There’s a sweet gloriousness to waking up early on a weekend, you have the whole day ahead of you – and it’s all yours… to do with exactly as you wish.
I almost never wake up early on weekends; I’m one of those people who believe that the luxury is in sleeping in.
And yet whenever I’m up early on weekends I get so much done, I tell myself I should be doing this often.

Bulgur Wheat w/ Coconut Milk

A fortifying and nutritious breakfast is essential for early weekend mornings, and any other morning, as a matter of fact.
There’s time to put a little effort into it; but this bulgur porridge is as easy as it comes.
Convenient and easy to make, no fuss, a quick good breakfast and you’re on your way.

Bulgur Wheat Porridge w/ Coconut Milk & Strawberries

Breakfast Bulgur
INGREDIENTS (Adapted from

  • 2 cups coconut milk (or your favourite kind of milk), plus more for serving
  • 1/2 cup medium-grind bulgur
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • Sliced fresh strawberries, for serving (optional)

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  1. In a medium saucepan, combine milk, bulgur, and salt and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat to medium, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until bulgur is tender and mixture is the consistency of oatmeal, 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Spoon into a bowl; sprinkle with brown sugar.
  4. Serve porridge warm with strawberries, if using, and milk to taste.

Saturday Morning

Waking up early on weekends has its advantages; you could burrow back under the covers after breakfast, read your favourite magazine or take a long nap.
Or you could catch the noon ferry to the Sunshine Coast, have a late lunch in Roberts Creek and take a long scenic drive down Highway 101 to the end and back.
Take one of the evening ferries back into the city, and you have just enough time to relax and get ready for the long week ahead.

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  • Reply Tiarra

    Absolutely divine! New reader here. 🙂 I bought a box of bulgur wheat a couple of months ago when I was going through my hot cereal phase, and I just today tried it for the first time. Why my hesitance? I had absolutely no idea what to expect and the cooking time scared me away. 🙁 But, but, but! It’s really good! It reminded me of couscous, and remembering how my favorite couscous recipe was cooked in coconut milk, I started searching for a similar bulgar recipe. That’s when I found your blog and this awesomely simple recipe. What’s a few extra minutes for this hearty and wholesome breakfast? Thank you~<3

    24 July, 2013 at 10:35 am
    • Reply Elsa

      Thank you Tiarra! Your comment made me smile because that’s exactly how I am with ‘new food’, you won’t believe the nuts and grains I have in my pantry waiting to be tried. IT IS like couscous, you’re right and now you’re giving me ideas about couscous in coconut oil 🙂 Very nice to meet you!

      24 July, 2013 at 11:12 am

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