Peanut Butter Greek Yogurt Frosting

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This simple, protein-packed peanut butter Greek yogurt frosting is made with nut butter and naturally sweetened with maple syrup. It’s a great healthier frosting option to use on top of all your favorite treats.

Another frosting recipe for you! I’m extra excited about this frosting recipe because it has a nutty twist! Add in peanut butter, almond butter or any type of seed butter for a savory-sweet frosting that is so tasty!

An overhead photo of a mixing bowl with healthy greek yogurt frosting. There is a spatula resting in the bowl.

Why You’ll Love This Frosting

  • Only four simple ingredients! You likely have all of these ingredients in your house already.
  • Comes together in less than five minutes… there’s just one step to this recipe!
  • Nut butter. Need I say more? I love this nutty + sweet combination that is surprisingly versatile!
Ingredients measured out to make greek yogurt frosting: peanut butter, maple syrup, vanilla and plain greek yogurt.

Here’s What You Need

  • Greek yogurt – I recommend using plain full-fat yogurt for this recipe. We’re adding enough flavors so you don’t need to use a flavored yogurt! Also make sure you’re using full fat and Greek yogurt – regular yogurt or low-fat will be too runny for this recipe.
  • peanut butter or almond butter – any nut or seed butter will work. I recommend using natural nut or seed butter where the only ingredient is the nut or seed and salt.
  • maple syrup – just a hint of added sweetness to balance the recipe. I’m sure honey or agave would work well as a sub for the maple syrup!
  • vanilla extract – a flavor enhancer to bring the recipe together.
A chocolate cupcake in a brown wrapper topped with healthy greek yogurt frosting. The cupcake is resting on a gold wire rack.

How to Make Greek Yogurt Frosting

It doesn’t get easier than this recipe… are you ready? Add all of the ingredients to a bowl and use a hand mixer to whip the frosting until fully combined and fluffy. You can also use a stand mixer if you have one! Don’t have either? Get your arms warmed up and whip with a whisk!

Tips For Frosting

You can frost this in a variety of different ways! I usually just use a knife or spatula to spread the frosting on cake or cupcakes but you could also pipe it! Scoop the frosting into a piping bag or a plastic baggie. Cut the corner of the baggie and pipe out the frosting on your treats.

A chocolate cupcake in a brown wrapper topped with healthy greek yogurt frosting.

How to Use Greek Yogurt Frosting

This recipe will make enough to frost 24 cupcakes, a 13×9 cake or a 8-9 inch layered cake. I’m already envisioning this frosting on so many cakes! It would be delish on my healthy birthday cake, protein cake, this healthy vanilla cake, my protein mug cake or as a fun topping to my chocolate baked oatmeal. This frosting will also work as a dip for fresh fruit or as a topping for almond flour pancakes! So many options…

How to Store Leftovers

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 5-7 days. The frosting may “fall” a bit in the refrigerator so I would give it a quick whip again before using to make sure it’s light and fluffy!

A chocolate cupcake in a brown wrapper topped with healthy greek yogurt frosting. The cupcake is being held up by a hand.

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4.74 from 30 votes

Peanut Butter Greek Yogurt Frosting

This simple, protein-packed peanut butter Greek yogurt frosting is made with nut butter and naturally sweetened with maple syrup. It's a great healthier frosting option to use on top of all your favorite treats.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 cups

Ingredients  

  • 1 ½ cup plain full-fat Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup peanut butter or almond butter, any nut or seed butter will work
  • 3 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions 

  • Add ingredients to a bowl and use a hand mixer or stand mixer to whip the frosting until combined and fluffy.
  • Use as desired to frost cupcakes or cake. This recipe will yield enough to frost 24 cupcakes, a 13×9 cake or a 8-9 inch layered cake.

Nutrition

Serving: 2Tablespoons | Calories: 75kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 36mg | Sugar: 3g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: greek yogurt frosting, yogurt frosting
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About Brittany

Hey there, I’m Brittany, the creator of Eating Bird Food, cookbook author, health coach and mama of two littles. Here you’ll find quick and easy recipes that make healthy fun and enjoyable for you and your family!

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12 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This is incredible frosting! Has anyone frozen it? I have leftover frosted brownies and want to freeze for later!♥️

    1. Yay! I am so glad you are enjoying this recipe, Laura. You can definitely freeze this. Just make sure it is in an airtight container and when ready to use, defrost in the fridge for 24 hours!

  2. 5 stars
    Fantastic! I used TJ’s Almond Butter and put it on your healthy birthday cake using almond meal and almond milk! I just went with the theme. Everyone loved it for my son’s birthday. I was suspicious that the greek yogurt would make it too tangy for some people’s taste but I only got compliments and people asking for seconds.

    1. WOO! I love hearing that this recipe was such a hit, Sarah. Thank you so much for sharing your review + star rating, I really appreciate it!

    1. Hi, Julieann. Yes, I recommend storing them in the fridge if they are topped with this frosting.

    1. I’m not sure it’ll be thick enough, but I haven’t tried it so I’m not 100% sure. Let me know if you decide to try it and how it turns out.

    2. Hi Brittany, can you please clarify what you mean when you suggest using full-fat Greek yogurt? I’m wondering what that means in terms of moisture fat. Thank you.

      1. Hey Kristin – Most Greek yogurts will say if they are low fat, 2% fat or full fat on the container so I would opt for the full-fat version.