Dark Chocolate, Orange & Pistachio Greek Yogurt Cups for #BreakfastforDinner #SundaySupper

It’s #SundaySupper time, and we are keeping things fun and simple with Breakfast for Dinner.  Though I think these Dark Chocolate, Orange & Pistachio Greek Yogurt Cups are perfect for breakfast, dinner, lunch, snack, and even an elegant dessert.

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I like to think I am somewhat original and creative.  Being a food blogger sort of dashes all of these thoughts.  You’ll be drifting off to sleep, when suddenly an amazing recipe idea pops into your head.  So the next morning, you’ll Google it, and BAM – 10,000 hits for some slight variation on the unique, one of a kind, gastronomic awesomeness that you thought only existed in your subconscious.  Yeah, that pretty much happened here.

Back in my gestational diabetes days, I was desperate for nighttime snacks or desserts that wouldn’t blow my carb limit.  I found more uses for Greek yogurt than you can imagine, because the protein helped balance the carbs, especially when using plain, and I controlled the sugar content myself.  One night I threw this Dark Chocolate, Orange & Pistachio Greek Yogurt Cup and posted a photo on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.  I thought I was soooo original.  Yeah, until multiple people told me that it was a menu item at the Chobani shop in Soho, NYC.  DOH!

Oh well, I’m sharing it with you anyway, since I figure most of you don’t frequent downtown Manhattan.  I could have just posted the recipe, and you would think I were a culinary genius and would be none the wiser.  Darn my honesty!

Anyway – creamy, juicy, sweet, tart, crunchy…  and a pretty color combination.  What’s not to love?  Well, unless you are one of those who don’t like citrus with chocolate.  It’s cool, I understand, since I didn’t until recently.  But the best part about this is that you can tweak it to your tastes.  I liked the tang of the plain yogurt, but if you want it sweeter, use vanilla or honey.  For me, the darker the chocolate, the better, but go ahead and use what you have or love.  Or just sprinkle on some chips.  Heck, change out the fruit or nuts.  That makes it a completely different dish, but whatever.  Hello raspberries and dark chocolate with almonds.  Or pineapple and white chocolate with macadamias.  Yum!  You get the picture.

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I actually haven’t made this in awhile, but I am remembering how good it is, so I have to make it again!  Give it a try, even if it is not really my own completely original creation.  And make sure you check out this week’s line up of Breakfast for Dinner #SundaySupper recipes at the bottom of this post.

Dark Chocolate, Orange & Pistachio Greek Yogurt Cups | cupcakesandkalechips.com #greekyogurt #chocolateAnd don’t forget to join the #SundaySupper conversation on twitter each Sunday. We tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. This week we will be sharing our favorite Breakfast for Dinner recipes! Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm ET and you do not want to miss out on the fun. Follow the #SundaySupper hash tag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. Check out our #SundaySupper Pinterest board for more fabulous recipes and food photos.  Join us Around the Family Table this Sunday at 7pm Eastern Time and share your favorite Breakfast for Dinner recipes with us!

What is your favorite Breakfast for Dinner?  I like omelets, since I love eggs, but never in the morning.

Dark Chocolate, Orange & Pistachio Greek Yogurt Cups
 
Creamy, juicy, sweet, tangy, crunchy Dark Chocolate, Orange & Pistachio Greek Yogurt Cups are a healthy and delicious breakfast, snack, or dessert.
Author:
Recipe type: Breakfast, Snack, Dessert
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 c Greek yogurt, (plain, honey, or vanilla), or two 6 oz. containers
  • 1 orange, segmented and extra juice squeezed and reserves (see how to segment an orange HERE)
  • 1 oz dark chocolate, chopped (or a couple tablespoons chocolate chips)
  • 1 T chopped pistachios
Instructions
  1. Place ½ c Greek yogurt in each of two cups or bowls.
  2. Place half of the orange segments on top of the yogurt in each bowl, and pour the reserved juice over the oranges and yogurt.
  3. Divide the chocolate and pistachios over the top of each.
  4. Garnish with orange peel, if desired.

Enjoy!

Dark Chocolate, Orange & Pistachio Greek Yogurt Cups | cupcakesandkalechips.com #greekyogurt #chocolate

This week, you have all of these wonderful goodies to inspire some creative Breakfast for Dinner in your home!

We bring you…

Tres Leches Pancakes from La Cocina de Leslie

French Toast Casserole with Sautéed Apples from The Foodie Army Wife

Gluten Free Breakfast Pizza from Blueberries And Blessings

Basic Vegan Waffles from Killer Bunnies, Inc

Kale, Bacon, Brown Rice Crustless Quiche from Shockingly Delicious

Bacon Egg and Potato Breakfast Tacos from Cookin’ Mimi

Steak and Egg Tostadas from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen

Breakfast Bowls from Jane’s Adventures in Dinner

Bacon and Egg Waffles from The Urban Mrs

Homemade Lox from Growing Up Gabel

Seattle Sandwiches (Lox, Shmear, & A Fried Egg) from Juanita’s Cocina

Bacon & Brie Potato Bread Strata with Roasted Pears from Eat, Move, Shine

Saucy Ham and Cheese Breakfast Sliders from Daily Dish Recipes

Greek Frittata from Casa de Crews

Elderberry Flower Pancakes from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks

Prosciutto, Gorgonzola and Rosemary Strata from That Skinny Chick Can Bake

Italian Turkey Meatballs (With a Secret) from What Smells So Good?

Bacon, Spinach and Tomato Breakfast Pizza from Runner’s Tales

Red Pepper and Egg Galette from Healthy. Delicious.

Waffles – One Plate, Two Ways: Sweet & Savory from Foxes Love Lemons

Steak & Egg Bagel Sandwich from girlichef

Florentine Benedict from Supper for a Steal

Oatmeal Ice Cream from Treats & Trinkets

Banana Waffles with Peanut Butter Syrup from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures

Baked Berry French Toast from Table For Seven

But wait, there’s more!

Open Faced BTC Sandwich from Peanut Butter and Peppers

Crustless Spinach Quiche from The Hand That Rocks The Ladle

Bacon ‘n Eggs Bread Pudding from gotta get baked

Denver Breakfast Ring from Curious Cuisiniere

Copycat Japanese McDonald’s from Ninja Baking

One Pan Full English Fry-up from Food Lust People Love

Leek, Mushroom and Gruyère Quiche from Hip Foodie Mom

Joe’s Special, the Original San Francisco Treat from Webicurean

Dark Chocolate, Orange & Pistachio Greek Yogurt Cups from Cupcakes & Kale Chips

Gluten Free Tomato Basil Crepes form No One Likes Crumbley Cookies

Sour Cherry Crisp from Pies and Plots

Cream Dried Beef and Waffles from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings

Sausage breakfast casserole from My cute bride

Almond Rice Crepes Stuffed With Sweet Potatoes & Peas from  Sue’s Nutrition Buzz

Zucchini Pancakes with Sautéed Tomatoes and Feta from Ruffles & Truffles

Apple, Bacon, and Dubliner Cheese Stuffed French Toast from Neighborfood

Dulce de Leche Stuffed French Toast from Basic N Delicious

Normally it would be very socially unacceptable to have wine with your breakfast, but seeing as this is closer to sunset than sunrise, we say go for it!!!

Hangtown Fry and Wine Pairings with Breakfast for Dinner from ENOFYLZ Wine Blog

And here are a few of my other breakfasts (for dinner):

Hawaiian Scrambled Eggs

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Spinach, Tomato & Feta Frittata

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Grain Free Baked Pancakes

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Comments

  1. Diana @EatMoveShine says

    This is such an elegant and delicious looking dish. And yes, I agree it would be great for dessert too! I adore chocolate and orange together, and with the Greek yogurt? Wow, sounds heavenly.

  2. says

    Haha, my thoughts exactly on being a food blogger! Recipe ideas pretty much ONLY pop into my head in the middle of the night when I’m struggling to sleep (gah!). However, I don’t even bother Googling things to see if they’ve already been invented. I totally delude myself and just pretend that I’ve invented them. Until somebody tells me otherwise, I just roll with it. hahaha.

  3. says

    Thanks for sharing this, Brianne, and for the full disclosure. You’re such an honest gal. I totally would’ve taken full credit for it ;) I love that you use the Greek yogurt as a healthy base for what probably tastes like a rich, indulgent dessert. I want to run out right now to buy the ingredients to make this!

  4. says

    I’ve so had this happen before! Sometimes I’m amazed that there are still new recipes to be discovered. Original or not, I think this is a lovely combination and I’m impressed you dreamed it up! :)

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