When it comes to being all DIY and creative, one of our very favourite places to make those things happen in is the kitchen. Don’t get us wrong, we love all kinds of craftiness and project making, but there’s just something about taking one type of food we enjoy and turning it into different, varied dishes, just to challenge ourselves and make new, delicious tasting things for our families that they’ve never tried before. Lately, we’ve been really excited about all the different things you can make out of yogurt! Our kids have always loved yogurt and so have we, so finding new kinds of recipes and dishes to make with it has been a lot of fun, not to mention very tasty.
Just in case your family loves yogurt just as much as ours does, if not more, and you’re also interested in the idea of turning it into scrumptious new dishes, here are 15 of the very best and most unique yogurt based recipes that we’ve had our eye on for a while now!
1. Avocado and Greek yogurt chicken salad
If you’re going to try a new recipe with things made from foods that you know your kids really like, would you rather make something that’s quick and easy and that they can take in their school lunches? Well, if they also like avocados as well as yogurt, then we think you’ll be in a pile of luck with something like this avocado and Greek yogurt chicken salad featured on Foodie Crush! Chicken salad sandwiches are one of our family’s favourite things to take in their lunches for school and work, so this has been a pretty popular one for us.
2. Homemade orange creamsicle frozen yogurt
Just because we started our list out with a savoury dish that you’d usually serve as a side of a meal doesn’t mean that’s the only kind of thing you can make! If you’ve ever had flavoured or fruit filled yogurts, then we’re sure you already know that yogurt also tastes very good indeed when it’s made into sweet things. That’s why we absolutely couldn’t resist including this completely scrumptious homemade orange creamsicle frozen yogurt featured on Serious Eats. We know it’s fall now and not everyone likes to eat cold treats this late in the year but, if you ask us, ice cream is a year-round thing because it’s just so good!
3. Homemade Greek yogurt in the slow cooker
Are you actually the kind of determined kitchen enthusiast who often finds yourself looking down at the food you bought pre-made at the store and thinking “I wonder if I could make that”? In that case, we have no doubt that, just like us, you’ve probably wondered whether or not there’s a way to make a homemade version of that Greek yogurt from the tub that your kids love so much. That’s why we were so pleased to come across this homemade slow cooker Greek yogurt recipe outlined step by step on Daring Gourmet! We love slow cooker recipes a lot because they’re simple and low maintenance, which is perfect for our busy lives.
4. Fluffy yogurt pancakes
If you’ve never tried adding yogurt to sponge style recipes before to give it a little extra flavour and texture then we’re sorry to tell you that you’ve really been missing out! These delicious pancakes, which you’ll find instructions for on Taste of Home, are the perfect example of what we mean. Their tutorial shows you how to add yogurt to the mix in order to make them extra fluffy with every single bite. These have actually become our kids’ favourite kind!