This Greek Yogurt with Nuts, Honey and Maple Syrup post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of FAGE; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
How do you top your yogurt? We love topping our Greek Yogurt with Nuts, Honey and Maple Syrup. Mix and match the flavors for fun combinations!
We rarely ever eat the same thing for dinner around our house. But breakfast is a different story. We always keep plain Greek yogurt in the fridge, and our weekday breakfasts typically involve yogurt garnished with some sort of fun (but easy!) topping. Sometimes I keep granola in the cupboard, and I’ve had a lot of fun playing with various granola mix-ins. (To date, my favorite is this Maple Pecan version while Laura points to this Chocolate Almond variation.) But when we don’t have granola in the cabinet, we still like to add toasted nuts and a bit of honey or maple syrup. A bowl of plain Greek yogurt is a blank canvas!
This Greek Yogurt with Nuts, Honey and Maple Syrup post is a bit different than other posts. Sure, there’s a recipe at the bottom. But the general theme of this post is more about topping ideas for Greek yogurt. Get creative. Have fun! Mix and match the types of nuts. Use a bit of cinnamon, or a dash or nutmeg, or get crazy and toss in a pinch (tiny pinch!) of cayenne. After all, traditional Mexican hot chocolate calls for cayenne and cinnamon…so why not adapt that idea for on top of Greek yogurt? Whatever you do, breakfast (or mid-afternoon snack) shouldn’t be boring!
FAGE is one of our favorite brands of Greek yogurt, and we always keep a stack of FAGE Total 0% containers in the fridge. Laura takes the smaller (6-oz.) containers with her to work while I use the larger (35.3-oz.) container here at home. FAGE is additive and preservative free, and it contains no added sugars. (FAGE is non-GMO Project Verified.) Plus, it’s packed with calcium and protein (18g in the 6 oz. container; 23g in a 1 cup serving), and starting our morning with FAGE helps keep us full until lunch. We have fun coming up with different nut + spice combinations, too. Like I said, that bowl of FAGE Total 0% is a blank canvas, so have fun! Here are a couple of our favorite toppings:
Greek Yogurt with Nuts, Honey and Maple Syrup
Maple Pecan Greek Yogurt
A simple variation of one of my favorite granola flavors, this Maple Pecan version is one of my go-to’s for weekday mornings. Some toasted pecans mixed with maple syrup and a pinch of cinnamon is all it takes. This flavor combination reminds me of a crisp, Autumn morning!
Honey Pistachio Greek Yogurt
Laura has loved pistachios for as long as I can remember. In fact, when we first met, she’d always keep a bag of pistachios around for snacking. So it should come as no surprise that this Honey Pistachio version is one of Laura’s favorites. Toasted pistachios drizzled with honey make for an easy (but delicious) yogurt topping. FAGE is an all-natural Greek strained yogurt, so it pairs quite well with the classic Greek flavors of honey and pistachio. Aside from the delicious taste, one of my favorite things about FAGE is its’ rich, creamy texture. I look forward to opening up that container each morning!
Apple Almond Greek Yogurt
It’s apple season here in upstate New York. That means we’ve got a seemingly endless supply of apples in our fridge. (I’m not kidding when I say that we pick about 50 pounds of apples each year!) This Apple Almond version is a great way to incorporate a bit of fruit into your yogurt topping. I’ve made this apple topping with both almonds and pecans, but I keep going back to the sliced almonds here. And a sprinkling of brown sugar on top really brings these flavors together!
Carrot Walnut Greek Yogurt
Last (but certainly not least) is this Carrot Walnut version. This came about when we happened to have an extra 3 pounds of carrots in the fridge recently. Yup, it was a carrot catastrophe…or at least a carrot overload. Carrots are naturally sweet, so shredding and stirring ’em into yogurt is actually quite delicious. Add in a bit of honey, cinnamon and toasted walnuts, and the result totally reminds me of carrot cake…just on top of my morning yogurt!
Starting with good quality Greek yogurt like FAGE is our secret to delicious (but easy) morning breakfasts. (Check out FAGE’s store finder to find FAGE Total 0% in a store near you.) After that, it’s up to you to fill in that blank canvas! How do you top your Greek yogurt?
Want to take the toppings a step further? Check out these granola recipes and make a batch for next week’s breakfast!