Fig & Bulgur Porridge- anti-cancer recipes- cook for your life

Fig & Bulgur Porridge

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 15 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 2 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 6 ingredients

In the Middle East, the cracked wheat staple bulgur is often eaten in sweet versions as well as in the more usual savory sides. For our purposes, bulgur’s fast cooking time makes this naturally...


  • 1½ cups milk
  • ½ cup bulgur
  • 2 large dried figs, diced
  • 2 tablespoon dried unsweetened cherries
  • 2 large fresh figs, quartered (optional)
  • Toasted sliced almonds

Nutrition Facts


284 cals


7 g

Saturated Fat

4 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

1 g

Monounsaturated Fat

2 g


49 g


21 g


7 g


11 g


86 mg


  1. Combine the milk, bulgur, figs, cherries, and a small pinch of salt in a small saucepan. Bring to a slow boil, then simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature with sliced fresh figs, if using, and toasted almonds.

Chef Tips

If you have to watch how much fiber you’re eating make this with refined bulgur, and it will lower the fiber content. Use peeled and diced fresh apples or pears instead of fiber rich figs.

You can use any type of milk for this recipe – try soy or almond milk for a dairy-free version.

Soak the bulgur in the milk the night before for a quicker cooking time in the morning.

Registered Dietitian Approved

All our recipes are created by chefs and reviewed by our oncology-trained staff Registered Dietitian, Kate Ueland, MS, RD, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and meets the standards set by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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