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Breakfast Bulgur Wheat with Poached Mixed Berries

When I can't figure out if I want sweet or savory in the morning, I make this recipe, which is warm and satisfying; the grains have a bit of bite to them, more so than oatmeal. Poaching the berries softens them, sort of turning them into a homemade sugar-free jam. (You can use fresh or frozen berries. If opting for frozen, just make sure the berries are thawed before you start.) A drizzle of olive oil adds a nice creamy, rich finishing touch. It may sound odd to serve grains with olive oil, but trust me—it works! (From Giada's Feel Good Food)

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Breakfast Bulgur Wheat with Poached Mixed Berries

Servings

6

Prep Time

5 minutes

Cook Time

22 minutes

Calories

0

Author:

Giada De Laurentiis

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Ingredients

  • 12 large strawberries (hulled and halved, or 1 (10ounce) bag frozen whole strawberries)
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • ¼ cup unsweetened apple juice
  • 1 tablespoon light agave nectar
  • For The Bulgar Wheat:

  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk or water
  • 1 cup quick-cooking bulgur wheat
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ‚Öõ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

Instructions

  1. Make the poached mixed berries: In a medium saucepan, combine the strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, apple juice, and agave. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat. Lower the heat so that the mixture simmers and cook until the fruit is soft but not mushy, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and let cool at least slightly before serving. Stored in a covered container in the refrigerator, leftovers will keep for up to 5 days.
  2. Make the breakfast bulgur wheat: In a medium saucepan, combine the almond milk, bulgur wheat, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Lower the heat so that the mixture simmers. Cover the pan and cook until the bulgur is tender, 12 minutes. Spoon into 4 bowls. Drizzle each portion with 1 teaspoon of the olive oil, top with berries, and serve immediately.

Nutrition

Nutrition

Nutrition Serving Size
6
per serving
Calories
0
Amount/Serving % Daily Value
Carbs
33 grams
Protein
4 grams
Fat
5 grams
Saturated Fat
1 grams
Sodium
450 milligrams
Fiber
7 grams
Sugar
9 grams
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