Breakfast Crème Brulee

by Erin

This single serving breakfast crème brulee is simple and easy to make, with a layer of fruit preserves on the bottom. It could also be a healthier dessert option.

Breakfast Crème Brulee for One

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It amazes and delights me that Memphis has not had more than a handful of 100+ degree, crazy humid days of summer. It’s July and should’ve been over 100 solid for weeks now but like I said you will not hear a single complaint from me about the lack of sticky heat.

It is definitely summer outside just a more bearable, fun temperature where getting out of the pool and lying in the sun really does dry you off instead of turning into sweat. And rain actually cool the temperature a little instead of turning into steam and feeling like walking into a sauna fully clothed.

Healthy Breakfast Crème Brulee

To go with the unusual yet pleasant weather, how about an unusual treat for breakfast – crème brulee made with Greek yogurt! Who says it has top be made with heavy cream and egg yolks? The name means burnt cream and after all Greek yogurt is creamy and there’s burnt sugar on top. Sounds like crème brulee to me.

Heck, you could even eat this for dessert if you want a healthier version for your post-dinner sweet tooth. Or your post-every-single-meal sweet tooth if you are like me.

Breakfast Creme Brulee

Post updated 10/31/21, photo above is the original.

Two years ago: Mixed Fruit Crumble

Breakfast Crème Brulee for One


Yield: 1 serving Prep Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat


  • 1 Tbsp blackberry preserves (or preferred flavor)
  • 6 oz.vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • Blackberries for garnish (or other berries)


  1. Place fruit preserves at the bottom of an 8 ounce ramekin. Top with yogurt.
  2. When ready to sprinkle the top with sugar. Using a kitchen torch, melt the sugar and form a crispy top (or set under broiler for a minute or two). Cool slightly top with fruit and serve immediately.
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Julie @ ROJ Running July 21, 2013 - 5:59 pm

I made this today and it was so good! I did use my broiler though and think a torch would be better, but the broiler did work. Took a few minutes for it to properly caramelize the sugar, but the result was oh so good! Had to make a second serving and will SO be making it for guests when they come over.

Nessa July 8, 2013 - 5:42 pm

Creme brûlée is my favorite food in the universe, and this looks like a yummy, lighter version. Thanks!

Hope Cox @ohmyfoodness! July 7, 2013 - 1:59 pm

Hey Erin,
Did you actually use a torch to burn the sugar, or did you use the broiler in the oven?


spiffycookie July 7, 2013 - 2:10 pm

I actually used a torch. A broiler should work though, but be careful because it might cook the yogurt.

Hope Cox @ohmyfoodness! July 7, 2013 - 8:56 pm

Oh okay! Good to know:)

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar July 7, 2013 - 9:28 am

Would love to wake up to this! Looks awesome!

Kayle (The Cooking Actress) July 7, 2013 - 7:48 am

This idea is soooo genius! omg!


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