Bulgur and Oat Hot Cereal with Fruit

Total Time
28 min
15 min
10 min
This hearty hot cereal is a great way to get you up and going. Reheat in the microwave all week long.



7 cup(s), divided

table salt

½ tsp, divided

uncooked bulgur

1 cup(s)

pumpkin pie spice

1 tsp, divided

uncooked old fashioned oats

3 cup(s)

dried apricot halves

cup(s), finely chopped

dried cranberries

cup(s), finely chopped

packed brown sugar



1 large, red-skinned, diced

maple syrup

6 tsp, warmed


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.


Add a little warmed nonfat or low-fat milk to your cereal if you prefer (could affect SmartPoints value).

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