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 on a peanut butter or chocolate cake, my healthy birthday cake, on my protein mug cake or as a fun topping to my chocolate baked oatmeal. This frosting would also be delicious as a dip for fresh fruit or as a topping for 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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Peanut Butter Greek Yogurt Frosting

5 from 24 votes
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.
An overhead photo of a mixing bowl with healthy greek yogurt frosting. There is a spatula resting in the bowl.
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
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: greek yogurt frosting, yogurt frosting

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    10 comments
    1. Mel
      December 10, 2022 AT 10:26 pm

      hi,
      excited to try this. is this thick enough to use piping and tips to decorate a cake? thanks!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        December 12, 2022 AT 3:01 pm

        Absolutely, Mel! This works great for piping. Enjoy!

    2. Sarah D
      November 3, 2022 AT 3:20 pm

      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. Brittany Mullins
        November 3, 2022 AT 5:26 pm

        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!

    3. Julieann fretwell
      May 24, 2022 AT 4:01 pm

      Do I store the cupcakes in fridge once frosted, as it’s made with greek yogurt?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        May 24, 2022 AT 10:15 pm

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

    4. Deanna
      November 1, 2021 AT 4:01 pm

      Can I use dairy free Greek Yogurt?

      1. Kirstin
        November 1, 2021 AT 9:18 pm

        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. Brittany Mullins
          November 4, 2021 AT 8:10 pm

          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.

      2. Brittany Mullins
        November 1, 2021 AT 7:13 pm

        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.

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