Contributed by Marnely Rodriguez, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru
The great thing about low fat yogurt in baking recipes is that it not only adds structure to a baked good, but it adds a great balance of flavor.
Use it in savory recipes such as soups, purees, curries and more to smooth the texture instead of adding extra fat with the use of cream.
Here are my top ten low fat yogurt recipes:
A great mix of spices and lemon juice take plain yogurt to the next level. Chow and Chatter dresses a crab cake sandwich with it!
This recipe substitutes all the liquid in a regular recipe with Greek yogurt, and balances it out with honey, for a tart and not so sweet bread! Cookistry recommends making Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches with it!
Make your own yogurt by combining whole milk and yogurt and then you’ll be able to start this process! When you make it the next time, you’ll be able to use your own yogurt as a starter.
Savory applications are a great way to use up any leftover yogurt from breakfast. Stir in chopped cucumbers to make a dipping sauce that will refresh your palate.
Pastry Chef Online has a great recipe for a layered cake with mango curd and a Greek yogurt layer that would be perfect for any celebration! The use of exotic spices such as cardamom makes it a unique flavor profile that everyone will fall in love with.
Another yogurt recipe, this one using honey as a sweetener and topped with your favorite jam and granola pieces, this would be a perfect dish to serve for brunch.
Ever tried Acai? It’s a berry filled to the brim with antioxidants and what better way than making a frozen treat? Perfect to remind you that summer days will someday be here!
Fold in blue cheese in your yogurt and make this delicious dip recipe, great for game night! Serve with fresh vegetables or crackers. The addition of bacon makes this a recipe everyone will love!
This fantastic recipe via Farmgirl Gourmet is a great idea to have in stock for a quick breakfast or snack! Bake these, cool them off and freeze them, that way you’ll always have muffins at hand.
Nothing is better than a dessert that is good for you! Bake this whole wheat crust and top with a combination of yogurt and citrus filling. A perfect use of all the seasonal citrus fruit in the market right now!
There are great brands out in the market that not only have low fat yogurt in plain flavors, but include flavors such as apple-cinnamon, peaches, strawberry and even passion fruit! Use these flavored yogurts to infuse even more flavor into your baking and cooking!
Disclaimer: All photos are credited and linked back to their original author. Permission was granted by each author to link back to their sites, as well as showcase their photos.