Yogurt Bowls (4 Ways)

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How to make the best yogurt bowl with four different topping variations. They’re protein-packed, easy to make and perfect for breakfast or a snack.

Yogurt bowls are the perfect protein-packed, easy-to-make breakfast or snack. They come together in no time at all and taste amazing. Also, the flavor combos are endless! The 4 variations I’m sharing below are my go-to’s… berry, peanut butter and jelly, tropical and chunky monkey… they’re all delicious, but you do you when it comes to the toppings and mix-ins.

With all 4 variations I’m sharing, each bite is filled with thick, creamy yogurt, fruit and a bit of crunch. Most importantly, these yogurt bowls will keep you full all morning!

Four yogurt bowls served in white bowls with spoons.

Why I Love Yogurt Bowls

  • Easy – Yogurt bowls are so easy to make! You only need a few simple ingredients and about 5 minutes.
  • Filling – They’re protein-packed and will keep you fuller longer. 
  • Customizable – The flavor combinations are endless so you won’t get bored.
A yogurt bowl topped with granola and fresh strawberries, blueberries and raspberries.

What Type of Yogurt is Best to Use?

I recommend using plain Greek yogurt, either full fat, 2% or 0% for yogurt bowls. Some of my favorite brands are Fage, Siggi’s (skyr) and Wallaby. They’re all rich and creamy, packed with protein, loaded with probiotics (aka good bacteria) and has no added sweeteners or flavors, which is the perfect base for these bowls.

That said, feel free to use your favorite type of yogurt. I would just be mindful of flavored yogurts and fat-free yogurts as most of them have added sugars. For a vegan and dairy-free option I love the Culina coconut yogurt.

Four yogurt bowls served in white bowls with spoons.

How to Make Yogurt Bowls

There isn’t really a wrong way to make a yogurt bowl. Just add your yogurt to a bowl, add your favorite toppings and enjoy! Here are 4 variations to try:

Berries, granola and honey – top Greek yogurt with fresh berries, granola and a drizzle of honey.

Tropical – top Greek yogurt with sliced banana, chopped mango and toasted coconut.

Chunky Monkey – top Greek yogurt with sliced banana, peanut or almond butter and your choice of chocolate chips or cocoa nibs.

Peanut Butter & Jelly – top Greek yogurt with peanut or almond butter and strawberry chia jam (or your favorite store-bought jam).

A yogurt bowl topped with fresh banana, mango and toasted coconut.

Other Yogurt Bowl Topping Ideas

The four variations I’m sharing here are my go-to yogurt bowl toppings, but the options are truly endless when it comes to toppings. Here are more ideas:

A yogurt bowl topped with peanut butter and jelly.

How to Make Your Yogurt Bowl More Filling

  • Add protein powder – Mix a scoop of your favorite protein powder into your yogurt for a boost of protein. For a chocolate version, mix in chocolate protein powder.
  • Add nut butter – I love whipping in peanut butter for some added protein like with this whipped yogurt bowl recipe. For less calories, try adding PB2 instead of nut butter.
  • Add cottage cheese – Lately, I’ve been obsessed with adding a scoop of cottage cheese to my yogurt bowls for more protein. It also adds a delicious cheesecake flavor. You should definitely try this PB&J yogurt bowl.
A chunky monkey yogurt bowl topped with peanut butter, cacao nibs and fresh banana slices.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are yogurt bowls healthy?

Yogurt bowls are as healthy as you make them. If you use a high-sugar yogurt and a ton of unhealthy toppings then unfortunately it won’t be healthy. But if you follow the guidelines above and use with high-protein, low-sugar yogurt, fresh fruit, nuts and other nutritious toppings then you have a perfectly healthy, perfectly delicious meal.

What’s the difference between a yogurt bowl and a parfait?

Yogurt bowls and parfaits are very similar. The main difference is that with yogurt bowls everything is added on top of the yogurt and with parfaits they usually have layers of different toppings in between the yogurt. If you’re interested I do have this clementine greek yogurt parfait and strawberry quinoa parfait.

More Healthy Breakfast Recipes

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Yogurt Bowls (4 Ways)

How to make the best yogurt bowl with four different topping variations. They're protein-packed, easy to make and perfect for breakfast or a snack.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1

Ingredients  

Berries, granola and honey

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt, full fat, 2% or 0%
  • ¼ cup raspberries, strawberries and blueberries
  • ¼ cup granola
  • Drizzle of honey

Tropical

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt, full fat, 2% or 0%
  • ½ banana, sliced
  • ¼ cup chopped mango
  • 2 Tablespoons unsweetened toasted coconut shreds

Chunky Monkey

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt, full fat, 2% or 0%
  • ½ banana, sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon natural peanut butter or almond butter
  • 2 Tablespoons chocolate chips or cocoa nibs

Peanut Butter & Jelly

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt, full fat, 2% or 0%
  • 1 Tablespoon natural peanut butter or almond butter
  • 1 Tablespoons strawberry chia jam, or your favorite store-bought jam

Instructions 

  • Add yogurt to a bowl and top with toppings. Use a spoon to swirl the toppings in and enjoy!

Video

Notes

Nutrition information is for the Berries, granola and honey bowl.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 bowl | Calories: 344kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 159mg | Potassium: 65mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g

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

Additional Info

Course: Breakast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: yogurt bowls
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17 Comments

  1. Great recipes but holy crap is your website an ad-filled nightmare! The footer takes up a lot of room so I can barely read the text between that and the header that’s also an inch for some reason. Then all the ads and videos playing on the right. I love your recipes but your site is way too much for my ADD brain to handle.

  2. What would you suggest as a lactose free alternative for these bowls? any good yoghurt alternatives?

  3. I lovelovelove Siggi’s and this breakfast bowl! So simple, so healthy and so packed with protein! PERFECTION.

  4. Yogurt bowls really are the best easy breakfast. I definitely ate a lot of them when I first started making an effort to eat better – the options are really endless! I love using raw oats – I can’t get enough of the texture. And siggi’s is a must! Definitely my favorite yogurt.

    1. Yes!!! I love recommending yogurt bowls to my clients who are looking for easy and healthy breakfast options. And raw oats are such a good addition, almost like muesli.

  5. Love Siggi’s. My go to is vanilla. I sometimes get the mixed berry or the pumpkin in the fall. I eat topped with fruit or just out of the carton with some pistachios.

  6. Hey Brittany – I have not tried Siggi’s and I hadn’t even heard of it ’til now. So thanks. I love that it has low sugar and no extra ingredients or hormones in the mix. Basically yogurt perfection! Your smoothie bowl looks healthy and delicious!

  7. I LOVE Siggi’s yogurt! In fact, I brought a container of raspberry to enjoy as a midmorning snack today. I love it straight out of the container or into a breakfast bowl such as those you listed above. Also, I saw Siggi at the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo last October! I didn’t introduce myself like a normal person (he was on the phone texting, I believe), but when I spotted him at his booth, I casually snapped a photo. Haha I felt like I was seeing a celebrity. Love this post!

  8. Your yogurt bowls look sooooo yummy!! The perfect breakfast. I love the addition of the peanut butter, honey and maple drizzle!