Recipe: Cinnamon Maple Yogurt

Yogurt has many health benefits including protein and probiotics , but mainstream pre-packaged varieties contain added refined sugar (some with more sugar than a Twinkie) and added food dyes.  Believe it or not some yogurt companies even use carmine – a dye extracted from the dried, pulverized bodies of cochineal insects – to give several varieties of fruit-flavored yogurt their pink color.  BUGS!  No, thanks.

An alternative to mainstream yogurt is flavoring full-fat plain yogurt yourself.  Our favorite way to flavor it is with a drizzle of pure maple syrup (medium amber) and a dash of cinnamon.  Here are some other ways you can flavor plain yogurt:

  • Chopped fresh strawberries or peaches
  • Homemade berry sauce
  • Homemade chocolate sauce
  • A few drops of pure vanilla extract
  • A spoonful of pure pumpkin puree and a dash of nutmeg

Enjoy!

Cinnamon Maple Yogurt

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