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Honey Yogurt Dip

Yogurt and fruit are two of my most favorite snack foods.  I eat them every single day and never get sick of them.  I rarely combine the two though, unless it is in the form of an occasional smoothie.  Last week I decided to try this honey yogurt dip to pair with fresh fruit.  This is barely a recipe, as it is only three ingredients, but somehow I managed to mess it up.  The original recipe calls for 1/4-1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon.  I really like cinnamon so I just added 1/2 teaspoon right off the bat.  Big mistake.  The whole thing tasted so cinnamon-y, I could barely stand it.  Thankfully I was able to fix it by simply adding more yogurt and honey until the cinnamon flavor had mellowed, but let this be a warning to you – err on the side of caution.  You can always add more cinnamon but it’s not so easy to take it away!  Next time I will add just a tiny bit, because I think the honey yogurt flavor is fantastic and I really want the honey to be the star of the show.  I have never used Greek yogurt before this, but I am now a big fan of it.  It is deliciously thick and creamy.  I will make this again soon, correctly next time, for a wonderful healthy snack!  I also think it would be a welcome addition to any brunch or light lunch menu.

Honey Yogurt Dip
Ingredients:
1 (7 oz.) container 2% Greek yogurt
1/4 cup honey (Use local!  You’ll taste the difference.)
Ground cinnamon, to taste

Directions: 
Combine the yogurt and honey in a small bowl.  Mix thoroughly until smooth and well combined.  Add a very small amount of cinnamon, taste, and adjust accordingly.  Cover and refrigerate.  Serve with fresh fruit. 

Source: adapted from The Way the Cookie Crumbles

  • http://oneshotbeyond.wordpress.com/ oneshotbeyond

    I guess the little dots in your yogurt mix is the cinnamon? It looks refreshing and yummy! I love honey so I can’t imagine not loving this. I haven’t tried greek yogurt yet, but have heard only great things about it.

  • http://www.apotofteaandabiscuit.blogspot.com Sylvie

    That looks like a great recipe and I’m sure that it would convince some kids (and grown ups) that eating fruit isn’t boring. Not that I need convincing, but I think I’ll give the dip a try anyways.

  • http://crumblycookie.wordpress.com bridget

    Oops, I guess I should change the amount of cinnamon in the recipe on my blog. Thanks for the heads up! Glad this ended up working out for you eventually.

  • http://erinsfoodfiles.blogspot.com Erin

    Actually my favorite Greek yogurt is Oikos’ Honey one! It’s really good (but their blueberry & vanilla are a close second). This dip looks great!

  • http://mindysmouthful.blogspot.com Mindy

    I was just thinking about honey and yogurt earlier this week after a great smoothy with both of those ingredients and some fruit. I love the idea of adding some cinnamon…I’ll have to try this!

  • http://joelens.blogspot.com Joelen

    I love greek yogurt when used in sweet recipes!

  • http://www.amberstults.com Amber

    Normally I eat fruit plain but this sounds good enough to tempt me to start dipping them.

  • http://baseballbakingandbooks.com ingrid

    Mmm, this will be a nice change for my greek yogurt. I’ve just been topping mine with fresh mixed berries.
    ~ingrid

  • http://closetcooking.blogspot.com Kevin

    I like a nice bowl of plain yogurt with a spoonful of honey on it as part of my breakfast. Turning it into a dip for fruit is a nice idea!

  • http://www.simple-nourished-living.com Martha

    I’ve been eating Greek yogurt for a couple of years and love it. It’s so versatile, working in both sweet and savory dishes. Your honey cinnamon dip looks delicious.

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  • Tejal

    I made this on a whim before work one morning and I loved it! I only bought one container of Greek yogurt and I am running out to buy more and make more of this delicious dip. I added some fresh blueberries and it was a great breakfast!

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  • http://wearcookdo.tumblr.com Marisa

    I found this recipe on Rachael Ray’s website and made it as part of our Super Bowl spread this year. I did the exact same thing, went right for the 1/2 tsp. of cinnamon, and it was the only thing on the table that we had leftovers of. 1/4 tsp. is more than enough.

  • disqus_5r7B1U1wo6

    Looks so delicious and healthy. Can’t wait to try this later. Thanks for the info. :)