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Friday
Nov022012

3 fall flavored Greek yogurt recipes

November?  No way.

I’ve been trapped in a time warp better known as dougnnutland.  I hit a big deadline yesterday and 50% of the book is now complete.  Woohoo!!  Super exciting! 

How did I celebrate?  Wine + popcorn + TV.

And then by getting back in the kitchen to make the following.

3 fall flavored greek yogurt recipes | edible perspective

Last spring, I made a few quick dips using Greek yogurt and they ended up being quite the hit.  I decided to revisit that idea with a little fall twist.  You know, because I just can’t help but transform everything I eat into tasting like fall.

First up, we have Cinnamon Apple Spice with Caramel + Walnuts. 

3 fall flavored greek yogurt recipes | edible perspective

Caramel is one of my all time favorite treats.  Caramel apples?  Even better.

I’ve sweetened and flavored the yogurt with apple butter + a few spices, then topped it with diced apples, walnuts, and a caramel drizzle. 

3 fall flavored greek yogurt recipes | edible perspective

Next up?

You knew there was going to be a pumpkin version.  There was just no question.

3 fall flavored greek yogurt recipes | edible perspective

Pumpkin spices, maple sweetened, and topped with graham crackers + pecans.

I like my pumpkin pie with a graham cracker crust.  Gives it a nice little crunch.  And I’m currently obsessed with unsalted, roasted pecans.  So those were thrown in just because.  Just because they are awesome.

3 fall flavored greek yogurt recipes | edible perspective

Last but not least, my favorite, tiramisu.

3 fall flavored greek yogurt recipes | edible perspective

With no ladies or fingers or lady fingers in site. Unless that is you want to dip lady fingers into this jar of cocoa-espresso-Kahlua laced, honey sweetened, Greek yogurt goodness.

3 fall flavored greek yogurt recipes | edible perspective

But I think I’ll just stick to a spoon.

3 fall flavored greek yogurt recipes | edible perspective

Print this!

3 Fall Flavored Greek Yogurt Recipes

My absolute favorite brand of Greek yogurt is Wallaby Organic Plain 2%.  It’s the lowest in sugar that I’ve seen, is packed with 23 grams of protein per serving, has a super creamy texture, and a light tang.  I recommend 2% fat [or higher] Greek yogurt for these recipes.  Add more sweetener to any of these if desired. All Greek yogurts vary in their tanginess so more may need to be added. 

Cinnamon Apple Spice with Caramel + Walnuts

  • 2 cups 2% plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup no sugar added apple butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1-2 apples, diced
  • chopped walnuts
  • caramel

Pumpkin Spice with Graham Crackers + Pecans

  • 1.5 cups 2% plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup full-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon clove
  • crushed graham crackers
  • roasted, unsalted pecans

Tiramisu

For adults!

  • 2 cups 2% plain Greek yogurt
  • 6 tablespoons mascarpone cheese*, softened
  • 1/4 cup Kahlua
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons instant espresso powder
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • dark chocolate chips to top

*sub full-fat cream cheese instead of mascarpone if needed

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl for 1 of 3 recipes.  For the pumpkin + tiramisu recipes, use a hand mixer to beat the mixture until smooth.  A blender would also work.  The apple version can be stirred together with a spoon until well combined.
  2. Top with desired toppings and chill before serving, which will help thicken the mixture.  When topping the apple cinnamon with apples, be sure to toss the diced apples with lemon juice and drain any excess juice off, then place on the yogurt.
  3. Serve in dessert cups, jars, or even shot glasses with mini spoons.  Or, serve in a bowl and offer with a side of dippers. ie: sliced fruit, vanilla cake, cinnamon tortilla chips, etc.

These are perfect little treats for the kiddos or maybe even a baby shower or wedding shower.  Just don’t serve your kids the one with kahlua + espresso in it, k?

3 fall flavored greek yogurt recipes | edible perspective

Happy weekend!

Ashley

Still thinking of all those affected by Sandy…

Reader Comments (22)

Gorgeous! (and genius) Pinned!
November 2, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdana @ minimalist baker
Dear God you are killing me here. You do realize if my kids and husband see this there will be no more grab a quick container of Noosa or Brown Cow on the way out the door with a bar for breakfast right? That has got to be the prettiest and most scrumptious looking yogurt I have ever seen. I currently have about 20 honeycrisp and ambrosia apples and a tub of caramel in the fridge begging to be eaten like that. Also, curious where did you get those napkins? I am helping to host a baby shower next weekend and the mom to be isn't super girly pink foo foo and they are adorable. Please tell me they are local!! I am a late type of planner:)
Thanks a bunch! -Cara
November 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCara
These look soo good! I cannot wait to try them all.
November 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLindsey
wow. all of these sound incredible, and wallaby yogurt 2% is my favvvvvorite , so i know for a fact that these will be delicious!
November 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFelicia
I like my pumpkin pie with graham cracker too! Just discovered that this year. These look delish...will have to try them with whipped coconut milk as i'm off dairy now. bleh!
November 2, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersharla
Congrats on reaching the halfway mark! These all look incredible! We're making the apple cinnamon this afternoon. Yum.
November 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSarah
@Dana - Thanks, love!

@Cara - Yes, actually, I think I got them at The Cupboard! Pretty sure they were in the clearance section about a month ago. :)

@Sharla - Yay, graham cracker crust!
November 2, 2012 | Registered CommenterAshley
Thank you! Will check tomorrow. Lets just hope I can go in there and only come out with napkins. My last trip I went in for I don't remember what maybe a wedding present, but came out with a spatula, a tortilla press, and reusable sandwich bags.
November 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCara
Wow- I want all three!! Just wondering- is there a vegan yogurt that you like? The So Delicious plain Coconut has been the best to me so far.. but I can't find anything nearly as good or creamy as Greek yogurt.
Omagawd. These all look heavenly...like seriously something you'd get at a frozen yogurt shop! Love it! I can't even pick a favorite!
November 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKatie @ Blonde Ambition
@Lauren - I haven't tried many vegan yogurts. I remember trying the almond based one awhile back and thinking it was pretty good. Like a reader mentioned above she is going to try making them with coconut milk. I would take a can of full fat coconut milk and stick it in the freezer fro 30 minutes. Using a mixer, beat the entire contents of the can [including the liquid] for a thick, yogurt-like texture -- thick + fluffy. It will be thinner than coconut milk whipped cream from the liquid but almost the same thickness as Greek yogurt.
November 2, 2012 | Registered CommenterAshley
These flavors all sound amazing, especially the tiramisu! I would love to make a vegan version. I think I'll try straining some soy yogurt to give it a Greek yogurt consistency. If this doesn't work, I'm sure I'll love it with coconut cream.
November 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKerry
I just drooled a little bit from the picture of the apple, caramel yogurt!
How creative! I think my favorite would be the tiramisu as well :D
YUM-great ideas and so perfect for the season!!!
November 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEmily @ www.main-eats.com
Holy "cocoa-espresso-Kahlua laced, honey sweetened, Greek yogurt goodness"!!! This is one of the most brilliant ideas I've ever seen! YUUUUM! Seriously, that's such a clever idea. Can't wait to try it :)
You're so creative! I am really excited about the tiramisu one
November 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMegan | Eats Daily
Oh, my! Tiramisù yogurt! I can't wait to try it!!! I don't have mascarpone cheese, though: do you think I could simply use full fat greek yogurt, instead of 2% yogurt + mascarpone cheese? I usually buy Fage full fat greek yogurt , which is extremely creamy and thick...
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercaterina
u r awe.some.ness!
November 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersuebeehoney
@Kristi - I've never really been a big tiramisu fan but then I made a tiramisu doughnut and was hooked on the flavor. The flavors worked so well with the yogurt!

@Caterina - Yes, that will definitely work. I added the mascarpone for smoothness and to help keep the mixture thick from adding the Kahlua. Using full fat Greek yogurt will be perfect though since it's even thicker than 2%. You can also sub in cream cheese if you like instead!

@Amber - Thanks so much! Enjoy! :)
November 4, 2012 | Registered CommenterAshley
Love it! I am soooo on the same page as you, it's not even funny. Fitness is a style, not a moment in time. Perfect. Perfect. the low fat greek yogurt desserts is just perfect too, and so totally me.
January 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNeel@Eastern Aroma
Just tumbled upon this website via Pinterest. Love your blog and all your recipes! Going to try them one by one. Starting with the Tiramisu Yogurt and the Veggie-egg-bake. :) Do keep blogging!
June 30, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSwang

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