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Magic Breakfast Pudding

I’m loving the beautiful weather. It’s weird to think last week was –4 and today will reach over 80 degrees. Warm weather does not mean I give up my beloved breakfast grain bowls; I just eat them cold! (Actually, I eat cold oatmeal in winter too. I’m strange like that.)


Today’s brekkie was a twist on my Blueberry Muffin in a Bowl.

And I ate it outside, in the sunshine!!


(Yes, I had other foods to go with my bulgur. And no, the fabric flower was not one of them.)

Magic Breakfast Pudding

(serves 1)

  • 1/3 cup dry bulgur (40g) (I use light, as opposed to dark) (You can also make this pudding with oats.) 
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup water (240-260g) (Or more, if using oats)
  • 2 tbsp (or more, if desired) nondairy creamer (I use Silk)
  • toppings of choice (today I went with cacao nibs)
  • optional sweetener (When I make this for others, I use 1 pack stevia or 1T sugar)
  • 3 drops coconut extract… a.k.a. magic drops (with oats, I use 6 drops)

Cook your bulgur, with the salt, in the water. (I like to cook mine the day before, so breakfast comes together much more quickly.)

Here’s a good tutorial: How to Cook Bulgur.

Right before eating, add remaining ingredients and stir. I like to pulse mine in the magic bullet a few times. You could also use a blender or hand blender… or omit the blending entirely!)


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Published on February 21, 2011

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  1. Courtney says

    I had Kashi Go-Lean cereal with bananas, raisins, and pecan pieces, mixed with greek yogurt. My sister waled by and of course looked disgusted and said, “Ew, you don’t put milk on your cereal?” I would just like to point out that she doesn’t have the best taste herself; her go-to breakfast is plain Cheerios and milk. Yawn.

  2. Gen says

    I had oatmeal that I made last night and left in the fridge overnight. This morning I mixed in honey, milk and some instant coffee. Sooo amazing!!!!! =D

  3. Miriam says

    Great breakfast idea! I have been wanting to try bulgur but couldn’t find ways to get it into my diet. This is interesting. I just found your blog and noticed the stuff about weight/diet. I can totally relate as a runner and always being called too skinny etc when I was younger. It made me feel really bad! Today, as a vegetarian, people love to comment about how I need to get some meat on my bones.

    Anyway, just wanted to say that I am going to become a regular reader of your blog and love the vegan ideas, I’m trying to cut dairy out of my diet!

      • [email protected] says

        When I did my vegan week for work, all everyone kept saying was “you’re thin enough already” with really disapproving looks; weird how everyone assumes isn’t it?!
        They changed their tunes when I took vegan chocolate cakes in on the Friday though 🙂
        Sorry for hijacking other people’s comments Katie!

  4. Sarah says

    I really enjoy reading about your breakfast ideas. I had my current usual this morning: a whole wheat bagel, toasted and spread with a wedge of garlic herb laughing cow, 2 eggs, and a side of pumpkin puree. Plus a cup of coffee.

  5. Jennifer JCD says

    Looks yummy! My post-workout (because it’s a holiday and I didn’t want to run in the cold) breakfast this morning was a sliced frozen banana, some frozen blueberries, and a sprinkle of Kamut flakes topped with some soy milk. Frozen fruit + unsweetened soy milk is one of my favourite breakfasts, even in winter. Weird, I know. 😉

  6. Jess says

    I had compound breakfast; I went crazy with the homemade larabar recipes (when I’m bored, I either eat, cook, or read fanfiction), so since I had so many of those, I had a cookie dough one, followed by an actual jumbo cinnamon roll, and jasmine oolong about half an hour later. I felt so guilty about it that I tried the treadmill in intervals, and felt like my sternum was going to crack, I’m just terrible with running, lol.

  7. Carrie (Moves 'N Munchies) says

    DANG what a drastic weather change! ahah!!.. its cold here still.. BOO. send some heat please!? kay cool
    wow ive never tried bulgur! esp for breakfast!— today i had sun warrior oatbran/oats.. with nut butter.. i RARELY change my breakfasts up… actually i never do. .i just cant think that early in the morning!

  8. Anja says

    I had oatmeal with cinnamon and nuts…lol looks as if I´m not the only one^^ But surprisingly oatmeal is not very popular here in Germany. Most guys my age think it´s old-fashioned and doesn´t taste good….so thank you for getting me to give it a try, Katie, it is soo amazing that it became my everyday breakfast 🙂
    But I have to admit that your Bulgur looks also very tasty…maybe I should give it try too!^^

  9. Sabine @ thefruitpursuit says

    is that just pure coconut extract? I’ve used coconut extract before and it tasted so… alcohol like?

    • Chocolate-Covered Katie says

      Normally, I use pure extracts (peppermint, vanilla, almond). But for some reason, I like the Archer Farms artificial coconut one best. I know artificial is full of chemicals… but it’s not like I use the whole bottle in a sitting lol ;).
      Edit: I checked the label, and the ingredients are coconut flavoring and glycerin, so I guess there’s no alcohol in the one I use.

  10. Picky Nicky says

    I also had a grain bowl for brekkie 🙂 It was a quinoa and strawberry one! Oh, and I’m also due for a haircut lol I have an appointment for next week COME WITH ME 😀

  11. [email protected] says

    I love reading other people’s breakfasts – I’m so nosy! Mine was jumbo oats porridge with banana and coconut cream, yummmm. I prefer cold oats too and I always have my cereal without milk 🙂

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