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Roasted Fig Greek Yogurt and Chai Spiced Sorghum Parfait Recipe

by Jeanette on August 28, 2013 · 15 Comments
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This Roasted Fig Greek Yogurt and Chai Spiced Sorghum Parfait is a protein packed breakfast that will get your morning going.

Roasted Fig Yogurt Chai Spiced Sorghum Parfait © Jeanette's Healthy Living

Have you ever tried roasted figs? How about sorghum? Until last week, I’d never tried either. Although I grew up with a dwarf fig tree in our yard (my dad was quite the gardener), we always enjoyed them fresh off the tree, never cooked.  I’d seen a few recipes for roasted and grilled figs, so I decided to try roasting some figs as well as grilling some.

Roasted Figs © Jeanette's Healthy Living

I have to say I enjoyed the roasted figs more than the grilled ones. With a touch of maple syrup, vanilla and cinnamon, the roasted figs stayed moist while concentrating their natural sweetness. These roasted figs are great as a topping for Greek yogurt, or you can make a heartier breakfast by layering some cooked whole sorghum with the yogurt before putting some of these roasted figs on top.

Roasted Fig Greek Yogurt Parfait

Whole sorghum is a whole grain that I’d never tried before until recently. Whole sorghum looks like seeds, about the size of coriander seeds. I popped some sorghum one night and told the kids it was “baby popcorn” – it actually tastes like popcorn, just in mini form.  Cooked whole sorghum is a bit chewy when cooked, like barley or farro. It’s definitely worth exploring if you like wholesome chewy grains.

Roasted Fig Yogurt Chai Spiced Sorghum Parfait

I’ll be experimenting more with whole sorghum, but in the meanwhile, I’ll be enjoying it in this breakfast parfait or as a hot porridge.

Today, I’m participating in Food Network’s Summer Fest event where Figs are being featured this week. Please be sure to check out what my fellow foodie friends made:
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The Sensitive Epicure: Figs with Goat Cheese, Honey, and Thyme
Domesticate Me: Flatbread with Fresh Figs, Prosciutto and Goat Cheese
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Daily*Dishin: Fresh Figs with Lemon Cream
FN Dish: Go Big with Fleeting Figs

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Roasted Fig Greek Yogurt and Chai Spiced Sorghum Parfait
Serves: 6
Chai Spiced Sorghum
  • 1 cup whole sorghum
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 black cardamon
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 2 whole allspice
  • raw honey, to taste
Roasted Figs
  • One pound fresh figs (~16-18 small)
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • a few shakes ground cinnamon
  • 3 cups non-fat or low-fat vanilla Greek yogurt
  • raw honey, optional
  • toasted pistachios
Chai Spiced Sorghum
  1. Place sorghum, water and spices in crockpot. Cook overnight on low. Drain and cool before using. Sweeten to taste with honey.
Roasted Figs
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Trim stems and cut figs in half. Toss gently with maple syrup, vanilla and cinnamon. Place on baking sheet. Roast 15 minutes, or until softened. Remove and cool.
  1. Layer cooked sorghum and Greek yogurt, and top with Roasted Figs. Sprinkle with pistachios and drizzle with a little honey if desired.
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  1. looks amazing!! LOVE FIGS

  2. Jeanette, I must try this! What a lovely way to enjoy figs and get some good extra protein in the diet as well with whole sorghum. I’ve only baked with sorghum flour, so I need to make this soon. Thanks for sharing!

    • Stacy – I just started trying whole sorghum and it’s a nice change to other whole grains – chewy kind of like barley.

  3. I have tried sorghum before but not roasted figs. I love all the spices involved, so very autumn like, no? Thank you for sharing!

    • Helene – yes, now that school is back in session, I’m transitioning to fall flavors. I’d love to hear how you cook sorghum.

  4. I don’t think I’ve ever seen sorghum in stores though I’d LOVE to try it!

    And roasting figs…now that is what I call heaven!

    • Joanne – I’ve just started cooking sorghum – it’s gluten-free and has a slightly chewy texture when cooked. I think you’d enjoy the roasted figs. Gave some to a friend of mine and she made some more straight away.


  6. Stunning parfait. I’ve never roasted figs before, sounds amazing, especially with the cinnamon and maple :) Now whole foods just needs to put them on sale!

  7. I’ve never had roasted figs before either, but I do love greek yoghurt so will definitely give this a whirl :)

  8. Such a delicious and healthy snack or dessert! These parfaits look wonderful, Jeanette!

  9. Roasted figs are sinful ….

  10. Those figs are gorgeous!

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