14 Tasty Toppings (Other Than Granola) Worth Adding to Your Yogurt
Sure, granola is a star. But I dare you to try these other healthy yogurt mix-ins!
Pomegranate seeds "pop" when bitten, releasing a tart juice. Along with chia seeds, flaxseed or your favourite berries, mix pomegranate seeds into yogurt for a wholesome breakfast, midday snack or dessert. (Or try this Pomegranate and Raspberry Smoothie recipe for a breakfast-worthy treat.)
If you're looking for a healthy high-protein snack with a creamy texture, add a generous dollop of peanut butter—or nut butter of your choice—to your yogurt. Swirl in a spoonful of jam or jelly for a twist on the classic PB&J! (For a post-workout treat, make sure to check out our Chocolate and Peanut Butter Smoothie recipe.)
Everyone's favourite chocolaty hazelnut spread is delectable when blended into velvety smooth yogurt. Top your Nutella yogurt with hazelnuts for extra crunch, too. You can also freeze for a sweet treat to enjoy for breakfast... or dessert.
Honey drizzled into yogurt is the bee's knees! This magical medley is all sorts of good for you and makes the ideal pre- and post-workout nosh.
For a sweet indulgence, stir a lavish handful of dark chocolate shavings into a bowlful of yogurt. Top with graham cracker crumbs, edible cookie dough bits, candy bar pieces, or fresh berries for added flavour and texture.
If you've got a sweet tooth, this is the healthy brownie recipe you don't want to miss.
Add a scoop of pumpkin puree to your yogurt for a festive treat, then top with a handful of crunchy, chewy pumpkin seeds.
These green "gooseberries" are rich in vitamins and high in protein, making them an ideal fruity yogurt garnish. Plus, kiwi has such tart, sweet flesh and dainty, crunchy seeds. (This is the best way to clean pesticides off fruit.)
Create a one-of-a-kind parfait when you add velvety soft caramelized pears to yogurt. Sautéed pears, like d'Anjou, Bosca or Bartlett, taste heavenly when cooked with warm spices such as cinnamon, vanilla, cardamom and clove.
Apples and nutmeg create a sense of nostalgia through the dynamic duo's distinct taste and aroma. Top your yogurt with thin apple slices or start your morning right with one of these quick and easy apple yogurt parfaits.
Dates and yogurt, when combined, form a rich and buttery flavour with an exciting texture. This paradise granola recipe calls for chewy dates, iron-rich nuts, natural sweeteners and a variety of other dried fruits for a winning breakfast.
The sweet and salty character and crunchy, bite-size proportions of pistachios make them a lovely ingredient for a variety of dishes. If you want to balance saltiness vs. sweetness of the yogurt toppings, sprinkle on some chocolate shavings, too.
Learn how to make our fave post-sweat sesh treat: Pistachio and Orange Truffle Bites.
We're nuts about coconuts! Coconut adds a pleasant tropical note to any dish (especially in this coconut curry). When mixed into yogurt, a divine snack is born. Toast the flakes on the stovetop for a few minutes for extra warmth and colour.
Including bananas and yogurt in your well-balanced diet offers many nutritional benefits. Top your yogurt with banana slices or blend them together to make a smoothie. You could even drizzle on some chocolate sauce or honey for added sweetness.
Did you know that ginger helps aid in digestion, reduce nausea and fight the common cold? The health benefits of ginger are seemingly endless, which is why it's an awesome yogurt mix-in. Stir in small pieces of candied ginger or a dash of ground ginger. Next, check out 10 ways to enjoy Greek yogurt for breakfast.