Bulgur and Oat Hot Cereal with Fruit
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This hearty hot cereal is a great way to get you up and going. Reheat in the microwave all week long.
water7 cup(s), divided
table salt½ tsp, divided
uncooked bulgur1 cup(s)
pumpkin pie spice1 tsp, divided
uncooked old fashioned oats3 cup(s)
dried apricot halves⅓ cup(s), finely chopped
dried cranberries⅓ cup(s), finely chopped
packed brown sugar⅓ cup(s)
pear(s)1 large, red-skinned, diced
maple syrup6 tsp, warmed
- Bring 2 cups water and 1/4 teaspoon salt to a boil in a medium saucepan; stir in bulgur and 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, until bulgur is cooked, about 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and let stand for 3 minutes; fluff with a fork.
- Meanwhile, bring remaining 5 cups water and 1/4 teaspoon salt to a boil in another medium saucepan; stir in oats and 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice. Reduce heat to medium-low, and cook, stirring frequently until cooked, about 10 minutes; remove from heat.
- Add bulgur, apricots, cranberries and sugar to oats and stir to combine. Serve cereal topped with diced pear and a drizzle of syrup. Yields about 3/4 cup cereal, a scant tablespoon pear and 1/2 teaspoon syrup per serving.