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Fun With Plain Yogurt

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I buy plain yogurt for my kids because the flavored yogurt has so much sugar added.  I actually hope to start making my own yogurt because they go through so much of it.  I have seen directions on pinterest about how you can make yogurt in the crockpot from milk.  Worth a shot!

When my kids are old enough to eat yogurt, I start them right away with plain yogurt without anything in it.  Now that they are older, they are still accustomed to the taste and think it’s good the way it is…which is awesome because I think it is too tart.  But sometimes they want to make it a bit more fun.  So I thought I’d share some ways that we make plain yogurt fun.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Yogurt

Adams peanut butter is one of our favorite things.  The girls want peanut butter everything…toast, yogurt, cookies, sandwiches…spoonfuls.  😉  I like it because the ingredients are: peanuts.  So I have no problem adding some peanut butter to their yogurt.  In order to make it peanut butter chocolate yogurt, I add the tiniest drop of chocolate syrup or I add a pinch of mini chocolate chips.  But it is tasty, and of course healthier, without any chocolate.

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This is actually pumpkin yogurt with chocolate chips. A special Halloween breakfast.

Pumpkin Yogurt

Pumpkin puree is something we always have on hand.  Homemade or in the can.  In order to make pumpkin yogurt, I simply add a big spoonful of pumpkin to some plain yogurt and mix in some cinnamon and a tiny bit of nutmeg and/or cloves.  Sometimes for extra fun I will crumble just a bit of graham cracker on top.  We don’t usually have graham crackers in the house but we’ll have them leftover from s’mores or a holiday dessert and the kids love it.

Applesauce, Banana or Other Fruit

Applesauce (unsweetened) and bananas add a sweetness that makes plain yogurt palatable for me.  When I eat yogurt, I will usually mash a banana with plain yogurt and add some berries.  I don’t have to mush up a banana for the girls.  They think it is fun when I give them plain yogurt with some raspberries, blueberries or huckleberries.

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Birthday yogurt!

Sprinkles

On birthdays if I don’t have another special breakfast planned, I will put a bit of frosting in their yogurt with sprinkles to make birthday yogurt.  They think it’s a really awesome breakfast treat.  They loved it so much that we now put sprinkles on their yogurt more often.

Any other ideas out there?  What do you do to make plain yogurt fun?  

Thanks for reading!

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One thought on “Fun With Plain Yogurt

  1. We buy Nancy’s Plain Honey Yogurt. I got used to it and now I don’t consider it tart. We frequently put it over homemade peanut butter with some maple syrup or honey for dessert. I don’t mix it in because I like the different textures of the yogurt and pb! Occasionally we add fruit, but we all like it with peanut butter so much that we rarely do anything else with it! I guess we need to experiment a bit more!

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