Easy Breakfast Ambrosia

Easy Breakfast Ambrosia

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This past year, we’ve been making this Easy Breakfast Ambrosia recipe when we have weekend company. It’s so simple to put together and just the right amount of yogurt and fruit to go with muffins, a breakfast casserole, or French toast. Even my husband eats it and he never eats fruit!

Breakfast Ambrosia with Strawberries, Bananas, and Oranges

So, technically, Ambrosia is a salad with a mix of tropical fruits such as pineapple, oranges, and coconut. But I’ve made this dish with strawberries and bananas, and it was also very yummy. I recommend doing both!

 

Ingredients Needed to Make Easy Breakfast Ambrosia

  • honey vanilla Greek yogurt
  • honey
  • ground nutmeg (or fresh nutmeg)
  • canned pineapple slices
  • mandarin orange segments
  • coconut flakes (sweetened or unsweetened)
  • pomegranate seeds (optional)
  • maraschino cherries

 

Instructions for Making This Recipe

Gather all your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table. Prepare your ingredients.

Serving Breakfast Ambrosia with Pineapple Orange Tequila Sunrise

Using a colander, drain pineapple slices. Reserve the juice to use for something else. Like a Tequila Sunrise. (Recipe coming soon!)

Peel and slice mandarin oranges with a sharp knife on a cutting board. Or use orange segments, if desired.

If pomegranates are in season or available at your grocery store, I like to add pomegranate seeds to this dish, especially during the holidays. If desired, remove seeds from a ripe pomegranate. Set fruit aside until ready to assemble.

 

Assembling the Ambrosia

Spoon Honey Vanilla Greek Yogurt into a pretty serving dish. A shallow dish works well for this. I’ve even used a pretty pie plate. Smooth the top so that it’s nice and level.

I especially like using Greek God’s Honey Vanilla Greek Yogurt. It’s delightful!

If you’re using plain vanilla yogurt, you might want to stir some honey into it before placing it in the bowl. Maybe 3 tablespoons.

Drizzle honey over the yogurt.

Preparing the Yogurt with Honey

Sprinkle ground nutmeg (freshly grated if you have it) over the honey coated yogurt.

Place pineapple slices on top of the yogurt, followed by the mandarin orange slices, layering in a pretty pattern of your choice.

We’ve sliced the oranges across segments to make circular slices, or have simply used mandarin orange segments. It’s your choice. You decide how you want to serve it. 

Breakfast Ambrosia with Pomegranate Seeds

If you’re able to find them, toss pomegranate seeds over the fruit for an extra pop of color.

To garnish, place a maraschino cherry in the middle. Or use however many cherries that you want. The more the better!

Sprinkle sweetened (or unsweetened) coconut flakes over the fruit.

On occasion, I have found coconut chips at our local grocery store. If you can find those, I think that would be very pretty on this dish.

Drizzle more honey over the ambrosia. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve, but it’s best to serve this sooner, rather than later.

This recipe will serve 4-6 people. If serving more, simply use more yogurt and fruit. Easy peasy!

SErving Breakfast Ambrosia with Quiche

Serve this dish with your favorite Muffins or Scones, an Egg Casserole,  Quiche, or with French Toast.

See more Breakfast Dishes Here.  Browse more Fruit Recipes Here. 

 

Recipe for Easy Breakfast Ambrosia

Easy Breakfast Ambrosia

This past year, we’ve been making this Easy Breakfast Ambrosia recipe when we have weekend company. It’s so simple to put together and just the right amount of yogurt and fruit to go with any brunch.
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Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Fresh Fruit, Greek Yogurt, Honey
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6

Equipment

Stainless Colander
Knife Set
Cutting Board
Glass Pie Plates

Ingredients

  • 16 oz honey vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg or freshly grated
  • 20 oz canned pineapple slices
  • 2 whole mandarin oranges peeled and segmented or sliced
  • 1/4 cup coconut flakes sweetened or unsweetened
  • 1/3 cup pomegranate seeds optional
  • maraschino cherries

Instructions

  • Gather all your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table. Prepare your ingredients.
  • Using a colander, drain pineapple slices. Reserve the juice to use for something else. Like a Tequila Sunrise!
    Peel and slice mandarin oranges with a sharp knife on a cutting board. Or use segments, if desired.
    Optionally, remove seeds from a ripe pomegranate. Set fruit aside until ready to assemble.

Assembling the Ambrosia

  • Spoon Honey Vanilla Greek Yogurt into a pretty serving dish. A shallow dish works well for this. I've even used a pretty pie plate. Smooth the top so that it's nice and level.
  • If you're using plain vanilla yogurt, you might want to stir some honey into it before placing it in the bowl. Maybe 3 tablespoons.
  • Drizzle honey over the yogurt.
  • Sprinkle ground nutmeg (freshly grated nutmeg, if you have it) over the honey coated yogurt.
  • Place pineapple slices on top of the yogurt, followed by the mandarin orange slices. (If unable to find fresh mandarins, feel free to use a small variety of orange, or even canned mandarin slices that have been drained.)
  • As a special option, especially during the holidays, toss pomegranate seeds over the fruit for an extra pop of color.
  • To garnish, place a maraschino cherry in the middle. Or use as many cherries as you desire. The more the better!
  • Sprinkle sweetened (or unsweetened) coconut flakes over the fruit.
  • Drizzle more honey over the ambrosia. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve, but it's best to serve this sooner, rather than later.
  • This recipe will serve 4-6 people. If serving more than six, simply use more yogurt and fruit.
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