If you need a healthy and satisfying breakfast or snack, try these quick Greek yogurt peanut butter bowls! They’re high in protein, healthy fats, and most importantly, delicious! The best part is that you can customize it however you’d like!
Filling, nutritious, and so easy to make, these Greek yogurt with peanut butter bowls come together in a jiffy! They’re my go-to on busy mornings and definitely a step up from my grabbing a spoonful of peanut butter on the way out, and they are so easy to customize with whatever you have on hand.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- The ingredients may seem simple, but they all pack a punch! You can ready more about the benefits of Greek yogurt here and peanut butter here. The 23 grams of protein in each bowl will also leave you feeling full all morning so you’re not starving by the time lunch rolls around.
- It literally takes seconds to put these bowls together. They also pack well, so you can prepare it ahead of time.
- You can customize it so many ways with what you have on hand. I love swapping the cinnamon with pumpkin pie spice, apple pie spice, everything bagel seasoning, and more! The fruit can also be swapped and you can add things like hemp hearts or chia seeds to the peanut butter yogurt bowls.
Ingredients You’ll Need
- Greek yogurt — feel free to use whatever flavored Greek yogurt you’d like! I usually use plain if I plan on using maple syrup but flavored Greek yogurt is a great way to change up the flavors of the Greek yogurt peanut butter bowls. You can use low-fat or regular Greek yogurt but I prefer regular as the fat content helps keep you feeling full for longer. While regular yogurt is great, this recipe uses Greek yogurt as it is thicker, tangier, and more protein-rich than regular yogurt. It’s also higher in protein and lower in sugar.
- peanut butter — you can use creamy or crunchy peanut butter, but make sure it is unsweetened to avoid too much added sugar. You can adjust the sweetness by adding maple syrup. Natural peanut butter is great as it’s more runny and easier to stir into the yogurt. You can also make homemade peanut butter by blending together peanuts. Peanut butter is full of heart-healthy, monounsaturated fats, micronutrients, and a source of plant-based protein, making for a great addition to your breakfast.
- maple syrup — make sure you’re using real maple syrup and not pancake syrup. Maple syrup comes straight from trees, whereas pancake syrup is usually made with corn syrup. You can also use honey if you prefer.
- cinnamon — I love the warmth that cinnamon adds to the peanut butter Greek yogurt. However, apple pie spice, pumpkin pie spice, and nutmeg are great alternatives.
- toppings — you can use whatever toppings you like! My go-to are berries, hemp hearts, and granola. You can use whatever you like! Bananas, chia seeds, jam, berry compote, shredded coconut, or even chocolate chips!
How to Make Greek Yogurt Peanut Butter Bowls
- Add the Greek yogurt and peanut butter to a bowl.
- Add a sprinkle of cinnamon and a drizzle of maple syrup. You can either mix everything together now and then add your toppings or mix everything together at once.
Recipe Tips and Notes
- Don’t have peanut butter? Almond butter or cashew butter is a great alternative.
- I recommend not adding too much maple syrup, as toppings such as fruit and berries will add natural sweetness. You can always add additional maple syrup afterward, but it’s harder to remove if you’ve added too much.
- You can turn this into a dip! Mix together the Greek yogurt, peanut butter, maple syrup, and cinnamon until well combined and serve it with some sliced apples!
Make Ahead Tips
- Meal prep: I recommend using a meal prep container with dividers like these Pyrex ones I’m using. This way, you can keep the yogurt and peanut butter separate from your fruit toppings until ready to enjoy.
- If adding granola, I avoid adding it until the day of eating as I don’t want them getting soggy or soft in the fridge.
Greek Yogurt Peanut Butter Bowls
- 1½ to 2 cups Greek yogurt, or more
- 4 tablespoons peanut butter
- ½ tablespoon maple syrup, or more
- ¼ to ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon hemp hearts, optional
- additional toppings of your choice, berries, granola, shredded coconut, etc
- Add the Greek yogurt and peanut butter to a bowl.
- Add a sprinkle of cinnamon and a drizzle of maple syrup. You can either mix everything together now then add your toppings or mix everything together at once.
- You can add everything together in one big bowl then divide in half when serving, or divide the ingredients in half and make two separate bowls.
Nutrition Per Serving
If you follow me on Instagram, you will probably see a variation of this bowl at least 2 to 3 times a week! Don’t want to add maple syrup? No problem! It’s still just as delicious, especially if you are using vanilla or another flavored yogurt. Hemp hearts, chia seeds, and nuts are also some toppings I like to rotate through. The possibilities are endless!
More Breakfast Ideas to Try
- Cottage Cheese with Fruit
- High Protein Overnight Oats
- Kefir Overnight Oats
- Matcha Oatmeal
- Protein Chia Pudding