A Yogurt Bowl is the perfect simple and delicious breakfast recipe. Pile it high with all your favorite fruits, nuts, granola, and honey!
I love making a yogurt bowl for breakfast in the morning. Rich and creamy protein filled Greek yogurt, topped with sweet honey, berries, crunchy nuts, seeds, and granola. Pair your bowl with a hot cup of bulletproof coffee and some crispy oven bacon. Then use the leftover yogurt with a splash of vanilla to make Greek yogurt pancakes for tomorrow’s breakfast!
Yogurt bowl ingredients
- Yogurt – We used plain Greek yogurt in our bowl. I love that the Greek yogurt is so full of protein and is able to keep me full until lunch time.
- Honey – Our bowl is sweetened with a small amount of honey. I find it’s a good way to sneak in some local honey.
- Fruit – I like a combination of fresh fruit and dried fruit for the variation in textures.
- Seeds and Nuts – There are sunflower seeds and almonds in today’s bowl, but use whatever you have on hand. Nuts and seeds have healthy fats, crunch, and more protein.
- Granola – If you make homemade granola, this is a great place to add it! Or, heck, crush up one of your kid’s granola bars. No one’s judging here!
How do you make a yogurt bowl? (Step-by-step)
⭐ First, scoop your yogurt into a bowl. I like to swirl mine around a little to make it look pretty. This is totally optional.
⭐ Next, drizzle with honey. It doesn’t take much to sweeten the yogurt, so ease in.
⭐ Then, top with your selection of fruit, nuts, seeds, and granola.
What is the Difference Between a Yogurt Bowl and a Yogurt Parfait
The difference between a yogurt bowl and a yogurt parfait is that a parfait is layered, usually in a clear cup or glass, whereas a yogurt parfait is served in a bowl with a spoon, more like cereal.
Flavor and ingredient-wise, there is no real difference between the two. In the battle between the bowl vs the parfait, the bowl always wins in my house because it’s easier to make.
What kind of yogurt should I use?
We love unsweetened Greek Yogurt for ours because it is super rich and creamy, full of protein, and there is no added sugar. If you like your yogurt sweetened (I do!), it’s easy to add honey or maple syrup and berries until you reach your desired level of sweetness.
When should you serve a yogurt bowl?
I love it as a quick and filling breakfast idea, and my kids think they’re the perfect afternoon snack. We also love a bowl as a sweet treat after dinner while we wind down and play games or watch a show together.
Can I make a yogurt bowl ahead of time?
You can make them ahead of time. Make sure to store it in a sealed container in the refrigerator. For best results, do not add the granola until you are ready to eat, as it will get soggy.
You can make yours one to two days in advance.
Frequently asked questions
What can I use instead of honey in my yogurt bowl?
It is not necessary to use honey in your yogurt bowl. If you don’t care for the flavor of honey, Greek Yogurt can also be sweetened with just fruit, fruit juice, brown sugar, white sugar, maple syrup, agave, coconut sugar, jelly, jam, or any other sweetening agent.
For a completely processed-sugar free breakfast bowl, try using mashed berries!
What does greek yogurt taste like?
Greek yogurt has a tangy somewhat sour flavor. It is not naturally sweet and is often used as a substitute for sour cream. It is thicker than traditional yogurt and very creamy.
How do you sweeten greek yogurt?
My preferred method for sweetening Greek Yogurt is with honey. A little bit goes a long way and it mixes in very smoothly. You could also use plain sugar, brown sugar, agave, or even a spoonful of sweetened condensed milk.
Yogurt Bowl Topping Ideas
- Sweet: Honey, sugar, agave, fresh fruit, dried fruit, juice, jelly, jam, chocolate chips
- Crunchy: Seeds, nuts, granola (try our easy homemade granola recipe!)
- Chewy: Coconut, dried fruit
- Flavors: Cinnamon, almond extract, vanilla extract, pumpkin pie spice, peanut butter
🟢 Add a dash of vanilla and some Pumpkin Pie Spice for a Fall inspired yogurt bowl. You could even stir in some pumpkin puree to get super authentic.
🟢 Try it with mango and pineapple (or a scoop of our Tropical Fruit Salad) for a tropical yogurt bowl.
🟢 Make a banana pudding yogurt bowl with mashed bananas and chopped nuts.
What to Serve with a Yogurt Bowl
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Stuff you need for your yogurt bowls!
- Small bowls – I love a bright white bowl for my yogurt, it makes the beautiful fruit just pop!
- Spatula – Make sure to get all that yogurty goodness out of the container.
- Spoons – Are you a large spoon or small spoon person? My husband teases me because I use a teaspoon for everything.
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How to Make a Yogurt Bowl
- Greek Yogurt we used Fage Total 5%
- Fruit fresh and dried (we used blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and raisins)
- Nuts and seeds we used sunflower seeds and almonds
- Granola try homemade granola, or just crumble a granola bar on top
- Start with the yogurt on the bottom, then drizzle honey over it.
- Top with fruit, nuts, seeds, and granola.
This post was originally sponsored by FAGE; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Use Greek Yogurt All Day Long!
- Try our Greek Yogurt Pancakes when you’re not in the mood for a yogurt bowl!
- Or swap your regular yogurt for Greek Yogurt in your next smoothie.
- Try adding a scoop of pico de gallo and a dollop of Greek Yogurt to your eggs in the morning.
- Swap out the sour cream for Greek yogurt in our Ranch dressing recipe and drizzle it on your salad.
- Stir some into your Potato Soup and top with green onions, cheese, and bacon for a fully loaded baked potato style soup.
- Fix some fish tacos and top with a spoonful of Greek yogurt.
- Swap out the sour cream in our Buffalo Chicken Dip.
- Mix up half yogurt and half salsa to dip your Taquitos.
- Sub the sour cream for yogurt in our Spinach Dip for a veggie and protein filled treat.
- Stir some Greek Yogurt into your Turkey Chili.
- Top your Enchilada Casserole with a generous helping!
- Add it to your Meatloaf Recipe for a super moist result.
- Make a batch of Ground Beef Stroganoff with it!