Stewed Prunes with Greek Yogurt and Cinnamon

Ok, I know.  Prunes are good for constipation AND this Stewed Prunes with Greek Yogurt and Cinnamon recipe is an amazing Mediterranean Diet Breakfast.  This recipe is super helpful in “getting things moving” as it not only has prunes, but it has Greek yogurt which is also great for constipation.  But, don’t eat this recipe because you have to, eat it because it’s delicious!

This is a great breakfast that can be made ahead.  The stewed prunes can be eaten warm or cold.  If you have time to warm them up in the morning, I would recommend that.  There is something very soothing about warm prunes with yogurt.  Comforting to the digestion and to the soul.


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Mediterranean Diet Recipes: Stewed Prunes with Greek Yogurt and Cinnamon





Mediterranean Diet Recipe: Stewed Prunes with Greek Yogurt and Cinnamon

Stewed Prunes with Greek Yogurt and Cinnamon

3.90 from 10 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 295 kcal


Stewed Prunes:

  • 1 cup pitted prunes
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 thin slice lemon with rind, halved

Yogurt Topping:

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt, plain
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon


  • Add all stewed prune ingredients to a small pot. Bring to a boil and then simmer on a low boil, uncovered, for 20 minutes. Continue to simmer, covered, for 10 more minutes.
  • Fill two bowls with ½ cup of yogurt each. Make a well in the yogurt and then add prunes and syrup. Sprinkle cinnamon on top. Add half lemon slice from prunes for garnish.


Calories: 295kcalCarbohydrates: 68gProtein: 13gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 51mgPotassium: 856mgFiber: 8gSugar: 41gVitamin A: 697IUVitamin C: 29mgCalcium: 174mgIron: 1mg
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  1. L Sutton March 29, 2022 at 3:18 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    So good! Way better than it sounds. :) I have been making a double batch and portioning out into jars. After it cools I top with the yogurt and cinnamon. It is a wonderful, easy breakfast during the week. Just grab a jar and go!

  2. Ann Wright February 22, 2021 at 11:10 am - Reply

    This is really yummy

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