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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.
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.
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.
And 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
- 1 cup 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 ounce dark chocolate chopped (or a couple tablespoons chocolate chips)
- 1 tablespoon chopped pistachios
- Place 1/2 c Greek yogurt in each of two cups or bowls.
- Place half of the orange segments on top of the yogurt in each bowl, and pour the reserved juice over the oranges and yogurt.
- Divide the chocolate and pistachios over the top of each.
- Garnish with orange peel, if desired.
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):
Spinach, Tomato & Feta Frittata
I’ve actually Actually been to the store and this is a great way to be able to make at home. Thanks!
Thanks for giving me the link to include in my upcoming Band Fruit Fundraiser Recipe Round Up! It will be published on 12/4/2013!
oh these look so tasty!!! Thanks for Sharing at Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s!!
Thanks for the great party!
Such a beautiful presentation! I love this as a healthier alternative to a decadent dessert…
Sometimes healthy “treats” can be just as satisfying, especially when they are pretty.
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! 🙂
I think I just need to stop Googling 🙂
Those yogurt cups are beautiful! I love all the colors and the flavor combinations. They look delicious!
Thanks Isabel! I think assembling these was as much about the color combo as it was about the flavors of the ingredients 🙂
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!
I love Greek yogurt for making healthier desserts! It does have a bit of an indulgent taste and texture.
Oh my sweet goodness! Your yogurt cups look fabulous! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks so much!
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.
Sounds like the right approach 🙂
I love the flavors in this. It’s fancy and healthy. (And I’ve never been to the Chobani shop, so as far as I’m concerned, this is totally original)
I did think it turned out pretty fancy for something so simple (and TOTALLY original 😉 )
Hey, it looks original to me…along with gorgeous, tasty and healthy! Can’t beat that!
I’m just going to keep convincing myself that I am creative 🙂
This would be so good… I wish dairy and me were friends!
I haven’t tried any dairy-free yogurts, but I bet it would be great with coconut milk yogurt!
That looks delicious, and since I have never been to NYC, I never would have known about the Chobani store! 🙂
Hehe, I totally outed myself!
just beautiful! looks amazing!
Thanks so much! I did love the colors!
Oh yum! Parfaits are great on hot nights!
Yes, they do make a nice no-cook dessert!
I wouldn’t even feel guilty about having these for breakfast! They’re too pretty!
Definitely acceptable for breakfast!
How pretty! And yummy, too 🙂
Thanks, I love the colors too!
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.
Thank you. Yes, I just thought they were so pretty that they could even be served at a dinner party for dessert.
These are simply gorgeous little cups of happiness! So many good things in there!
Thanks Conni, and thanks for hosting this fun event!