gingerbread greek yogurt with spoon

Gingerbread Greek Yogurt

Yogurt: the famed health food with probiotic appeal. Much to our surprise many yogurts are not healthy at all. The typical flavored varieties are full of sugar and not to mention super processed. This offsets the probiotic effect because sugar is the opposite of what your gut needs… Plain yogurt can be flavored and sweetened at home so many ways, but the gingerbread greek yogurt is one my favorites. It could be the obsession I have with molasses [you have to try it!].

For a healthy gingerbread greek yogurt, sweeten plain yogurt with blackstrap molasses (or regular) and add cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and vanilla for a delectable treat. I prefer less sweet snacks, so keep that in mind and adjust as needed for your own taste. 

Gingerbread Greek Yogurt

I had never been a fan of gingerbread cookies during the holidays. I had never thought about wanting to eat that flavor in anything else either. Sure enough something comes about that’s delicious. Blackstrap molasses has a lot of iron and it tastes awesome. Apparently it also has beneficial minerals such as calcium, manganese, and magnesium. I’d much rather sweeten with that than refined sugar products because of the added minerals and actually beneficial.

gingerbread greek yogurt

Why greek yogurt?

Greek yogurt is good for those of us who can eat dairy products. Though it is not “healthier” than regular yogurt. I prefer greek yogurt because it is thicker and only whole milk yogurt. There is no point in taking the fat out of milk, that’s silly. I only buy plain greek yogurt because many of the flavors have added sugars and colors. Adding my own ingredients makes a huge difference in sugar content and healthfulness.

Keep in mind, low sugar or sugar-free varieties are JUST AS BAD. So don’t take this as a tip to find a low sugar packaged option. 

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Greek yogurt has vitamin B2 (riboflavin) that is important for red blood cell production, preventing headaches, eye health, and even making iron more available (great combo with the iron-rich molasses!) 

It also has vitamin B12 which works with folate to help use iron in the body AGAIN. Let’s just use this when we are low in iron. Do you know how common that is? B12 even helps with DNA synthesis. It is so important and it is only found in animal products. 

Gingerbread Greek Yogurt

Fresh Flavors: Use molasses with spices to create a tasty gingerbread greek yogurt.

gingerbread greek yogurt with spoon

Gingerbread Greek Yogurt

This gingerbread greek yogurt is a healthy snack that tastes like dessert
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Snacks
Servings 2 servings


  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt regular plain yogurt is fine too
  • 1 tsp blackstrap molasses can use regular molasses too
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 pinch ground cloves
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla


  • Mix all ingredients together. This recipe will make enough for two servings.


If you sub molasses for another sweetener, the result will taste good but not like gingerbread.
*Some people like sweeter things, this is not super sweet, so adjust as needed
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  • Anything with blackstrap molasses is good in my book! This looks so yummy and perfect for Fall (which is right around the corner… how?!)

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  • thebarefootangel

    May 10, 2017

    Ooh – this looks delicious! I love a really dark molasses and gingerbread is one of my favourite treats. Will definitely have to give this a try! X

  • sian

    May 10, 2017

    This is an interesting little recipe. I normally go very fruity/herby or citrusy when I use greek yogurt. I haven’t tried it in this way and I think I’d like to. Good job.

  • Bailie

    April 22, 2017

    This sounds amazing! Definitely going to try this!

  • I love molasses in coconut milk! I never thought of yogurt–great idea! 🙂


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