Coconut Mango Breakfast Farro Recipe

Coconut Mango Breakfast Farro

I’m not one to eat the right foods at the right time of day. I love breakfast for dinner and vice versa. And I certainly wouldn’t pass up a chance to have dessert for breakfast! This Coconut Mango Breakfast Farro recipe gives you all rich and comforting flavors of one of my favorite desserts – rice pudding – in a yummy breakfast bowl.

Have you tried farro? I’m adding more protein to my diet this year, and eating farro is a way to do that. With 7g of protein per serving, Village Harvest‘s Farro is a yummy way to enjoy a hot breakfast and to add extra protein. Farro is a delicious staple that works for any meal and has twice the protein and fiber as modern wheat.  Along with fiber and protein, Village Harvest’s Farro has vitamin B3 which aids in metabolizing carbohydrates, fats and proteins. It’s really versatile and can be used in soups, salads, stews or even cooked just like risotto.

It also makes a fantastic breakfast. For this recipe, I wanted to re-create a dessert that I like – mango sticky rice – in better-for-you breakfast form. I swapped out the rice for farro, used lite coconut milk instead of the full-fat version, and swapped 1 cup of granulated sugar for 1/4 cup of agave nectar. 

The result was a lightly sweetened, creamy bowl of nutty faro that would stand up to any rich and decadent breakfast but also hearty enough that you won’t be hungry 5 minutes after you eat.

Coconut Mango Breakfast Farro Recipe

Servings 4
Calories 372 kcal


  • 1 c . Village Harvest Farro Perlato
  • 3 c . lite coconut milk
  • 1/4 c . agave nectar
  • 1/2 mango sliced


  1. Add farro and coconut milk to large saucepan, and stir to combine.
  2. Bring to boil over medium-low heat.
  3. Once at a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer for about 20 minutes. Farro should be soft and a little chewy.
  4. Remove from heat, and stir in agave nectar.
  5. Top with sliced mango and additional agave nectar and coconut milk, if desired.

Recipe Notes

*Nutrition facts are estimates.

Nutrition Facts
Coconut Mango Breakfast Farro Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 372 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Sodium 146mg 6%
Potassium 174mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 58g 19%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars 12g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 4.5%
Vitamin C 9.1%
Calcium 1.4%
Iron 6.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

You can find Village Harvest Farro Perlato at these stores.

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  • Reply
    James Spencer
    February 6, 2018 at 1:22 am

    Is there a nutritional breakdown for this recipe? Thank you.

    • Reply
      February 7, 2018 at 12:05 am

      Thanks for asking! I added one in. Sometimes it takes a little bit to show up, but it’s in there now.

  • Reply
    January 19, 2018 at 1:26 am

    hi, have you tried preparing the coconut mango farro mentioned in the instantpot?
    i am new to farro and would like to know if i can prepare it in the instantpot?
    thank you

    • Reply
      January 19, 2018 at 11:07 pm

      I haven’t tried it. Maybe someone else can jump in on this?

  • Reply
    Kati @ Around the Plate
    February 10, 2016 at 11:10 am

    This looks yummy – and a perfect way to warm up on a cold winter morning!

    • Reply
      February 11, 2016 at 9:32 am

      Thank you so much! =)

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