Coconut Mango Breakfast Farro Recipe (2024)

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Farro and creamy coconut milk combine with sweet mango slices in this Coconut Mango Breakfast Farro recipe for the ultimate breakfast treat!

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.

Farro is a great way to add protein to your diet. With 7g of protein per serving, farro is a yummy way to enjoy a hot breakfast and to add that extra protein.

What is farro?

Farro is a grain, and it has twice the protein and fiber as modern wheat. Along with fiber and protein, farro has Vitamin B3, which aids in metabolizing carbohydrates, fats, and proteins.

How to use farro

Farro is really versatile and can be used in soups, salads, stews, or 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 a better-for-you breakfast form.

I swapped out the rice for farro, used lite coconut milk in place of the full-fat version, and used agave nectar in place of granulated sugar.

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

Coconut Mango Breakfast Farro Recipe (3)

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If you’ve tried this coconut mango breakfast farro recipe, don’t forget to rate the recipe and leave me a comment below. I love to hear from people who’ve made my recipes!

Coconut Mango Breakfast Farro Recipe (5)

5 from 2 votes

Coconut Mango Breakfast Farro Recipe

Author Kate @ I Heart Eating

Course Breakfast

Cuisine American, Italian

Prep Time 5 minutes minutes

Cook Time 35 minutes minutes

Total Time 40 minutes minutes

Coconut Mango Breakfast Farro Recipe


  • 1 cup Farro Perlato
  • 3 cups lite coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar
  • 1/2 mango sliced


  • Add farro and coconut milk to large saucepan, and stir to combine.

  • Bring to boil over medium-low heat.

  • Once at a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer for about 20 minutes. Farro should be soft and a little chewy.

  • Remove from heat, and stir in agave nectar.

  • Top with sliced mango and additional agave nectar and coconut milk, if desired.


*Nutrition facts are estimates.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 372kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Sodium: 146mg | Potassium: 174mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 225IU | Vitamin C: 7.5mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1.2mg

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Kate got her first cookbook when she was five years old, and she hasn't stopped cooking since then! Her delicious recipes have been featured on Food Network, MSN, Better Homes & Gardens, Buzzfeed, The Huffington Post, and more. When she's not cooking or baking, she can be found on her mini farm with her husband and her five kids.

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    Comments & Reviews

  1. G says

    Coconut Mango Breakfast Farro Recipe (6)
    Delicious breakfast and dessert or just anytime.


    • Kate says

      Thank you so much!


  2. Kristin says

    Coconut Mango Breakfast Farro Recipe (7)
    I love farro, so I was really excited to try this breakfast version. I have to confess that after eating it the first day, I thought, “This is good, but I don’t think it’s worth the effort to make this for my breakfasts regularly.” Then, I ate the leftovers for the next 3 days, and it just grew on me, and I ended up making it again when I ran out of the first batch. Now, I just can’t wait to get up in the morning to eat it! When I made it, I didn’t realize it would take more than 1 can of coconut milk, so I substituted the remaining milk for skim, and I thought it still had a creamy, coconutty flavor. I love eating this with mango and blueberries. Anyway, thanks for a great recipe! I really enjoy eating this for breakfast.


    • Kate says

      I’m so glad that it grew on you! It’s nice to be able to have something prepped that you can just heat up in the morning. =) I’m glad to hear that the milk worked well. It’s always helpful to hear about any substitutes that work well. Thanks for taking the time to come back and comment!


  3. James Spencer says

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


    • Kate says

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


  4. talli says

    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


    • Kate says

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


  5. Kati @ Around the Plate says

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


    • Kate says

      Thank you so much! =)


Coconut Mango Breakfast Farro Recipe (2024)


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