Creamy Fig Yogurt Breakfast Parfait Cups! A healthy gluten-free breakfast with a boost of fiber! Blended yogurt cups with dried California Mission Figs, chia seeds, a drizzle of molasses, and a cinnamon toasted Buckwheat topping! Ya’ll, this is so heavenly! Simple ingredients, energizing, quick to make, and oh so deliciously good!
Do you know what happens when a creamy smoothie and power breakfast bowl collide? They make yogurt parfait cups! The offspring two of the best breakfast foods. Okay wow, that’s UBER corny. But it’s truly the best way I can describe this fig yogurt HAVEN!
Now, ready for the real story? Mmm k?
I had full intentions of just updating this fig newton breakfast smoothie, because yes, the pictures make me cringe. But then I started reading the post and the recipe and I thought to myself. Oh no no no, we need to do better than this. I can’t update this. I need to REDO the whole recipe and make it better, like stat! My OCD tendencies shining bright ya’ll.
So that’s what I did. I revamped the whole recipe using crunchy ancient grains as the topping, California Mission Figs, and much more nutrition packed into that little yogurt parfait cup. Mmmm mmmm, blended yogurt with fig filling and a cinnamon toasted topping! I think you’re going to like this. “I like it ah lot.” –> Name that movie.
Before I jump into this recipe, let’s talk about FIGS and let’s talk about that makes this Fig Yogurt parfait.. um.. PERFECT. Ha, See what I did there? Parfait means perfect in French. Just in case you didn’t know. Wink Wink. 😉
Okay okay, the PARFAIT part comes from the cinnamon toasted buckwheat groats. Which you will become obsessed with. I promise! More on that later.
But first… FIGS! Gah oh how I love thee! Especially dried California Mission figs! They are delicious. They are packed with so much nutrition!
I’ll go ahead and put on my Corny Cotter hat for this next saying.
Let’s get FIGGY with it!
FANTASTIC FIG FACTS:
- Good source of fiber. A 1/2 cup of dried figs packs close to 30 percent of the daily value for fiber.
- Good source of potassium, copper, manganese, iron, and vitamin B6
- Dried figs have high levels of vitamins and minerals, this means more antioxidants ya’ll! SUPER NOURISHing.
- They are a natural Sweetener. Fig paste is a great sugar replacement in baking and in my case, breakfast parfaits!
What I also really like about Figs is that they are a great replacement for banana in recipes (nutrient wise) and they give it recipes more bulk. I love banana but I can’t tell you how many people I know that actually don’t like banana, yet still need that potassium. Figs are a great source of potassium, similar to that of banana. Which is another reason why I added FIGS to this smoothie!
Now that we’ve chatted enough about figs. I should probably tell you what’s in the rest of fig yogurt parfait cups, right?
That top coating and ancient grain is the cinnamon toasted buckwheat! And like I mentioned above, you’ll be hooked at toasting buckwheat after tying this!
Just a little coconut palm sugar, cinnamon, coconut oil, and buckwheat groats is all you need. They toast up in 5 minutes. They also “pop” in your mouth when you eat them. Kinda like cocoa crispies, but .. um.. way healthier and more crunch!
Buckwheat is not a wheat, in fact, it’s not even a grain!
Buckwheat is a seed from a plant that can survives in cold climates. And it has amazing nutrients! It’s high in amino acids, calcium, B Vitamins, and it’s slow to digest. Which means it’s going to help stabilize blood sugar. Now pair that with anti-inflammatory rich cinnamon and you got yourself a winner of a toasted topping for that fig yogurt parfait. Or at least I think so.
HOW TO MAKE THESE DELICIOUS CREAMY FIG YOGURT BREAKFAST PARFAITS:
Oh and I almost forgot. For a extra dose of iron, drizzle a wee bit of molasses on top of the parfait cups. It’s heavenly!
Goodness enough chitty chatty. Let’s eat. Cool?Print
Creamy Fig Yogurt Breakfast Parfait Cups – A healthy gluten-free breakfast with a fiber boost! A blended Yogurt Cup with dried California Mission Figs, chia seeds, a drizzle of molasses, and a cinnamon toasted buckwheat topping!
- 1/2 cup dried figs. Stems removed.
- 1 cup almond or coconut milk
- 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
- 1 frozen small to medium banana
- 1 tbsp honey (divided)
- 1 tbsp creamy almond butter
- 1/2 cup buckwheat groats (cinnamon toasted ) *see notes for other toasted grain options*
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp coconut sugar.
- dash of cinnamon
- 1 tbsp chia seed
- drizzle of molasses on top
- Optional protein boost -> 1 scoop vanilla protein.:
- Remove stems from figs, slice in half, place in bowl and cover with water and a drizzle of honey. Soak for 10 minutes or so. This is optional but it makes the figs more soft, flexible, and sticky sweet for the parfait cups. Like a fig newton filling!
- Preheat oven to 350F. While oven preheats, make your creamy yogurt blend.
- In a blender, blend together yogurt, almond milk, banana, honey, almond butter. Set aside.
- Toss together 1/2 cup buckwheat groats coconut oil, cinnamon, and sugar. See notes of other grains to toast.
- Toast on baking pan at 350F for 5-6 minutes. Remove and let cool.
- Place 3 slices of figs (each) into two cups, pour your creamy yogurt blend on top. Layer with more figs on top. Add toasted cinnamon buckwheat on top, then a pinch of cinnamon, molasses, and chia seeds.
- Feel free to try this with regular oats, steel cut oats, and quinoa, but take a little longer to toast. Around 10 minutes or so. Check at frequently so you don’t overcook.
- For vegan option, use coconut yogurt or non dairy yogurt of choice.
- Category: breakfast
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1 parfait
- Calories: 260
- Sugar: 18g
- Fat: 6g
- Saturated Fat: 1g
- Carbohydrates: 45g
- Fiber: 6g
- Protein: 8g
Keywords: breakfast parfait, fig yogurt, gluten free, healthy breakfasts
If you are fig newton fan, then you will LOVE these fig yogurt breakfast parfaits. Taste so similar!!
Favorite breakfast? Any other buckwheat or fig recipes you got? Oh do share!