Cinnamon Apple Yogurt Bowls

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These Cinnamon Apple Yogurt Bowls are like having apple pie for breakfast, without the crust!

These Cinnamon Apple Yogurt Bowls are like having apple pie for breakfast, without the crust!
Cinnamon Apple Yogurt Bowls

I’m constantly trying to come up with new breakfast recipes to add to my weekly meal plans. Yogurt bowls are easy, and make the perfect blank canvas for anything you’re topping them with. Although I created this as a breakfast idea, this also makes a great snack or dessert. Apples, cinnamon and nutmeg are simmered with golden raisins and just a little sugar, served over yogurt topped with pecans or walnuts. A deliciously healthy fall treat.

These Cinnamon Apple Yogurt Bowls are like having apple pie for breakfast, without the crust!

I partnered with Stonyfield, my favorite organic yogurt brand to create this easy breakfast with their Stonyfield Plain 0% Fat Greek Yogurt. Organic matters because it means their products are made without the use of toxic persistent pesticides or GMO’s. So it’s not only good for you but good for the planet too. And because it’s Stonyfield, you know it’s delicious.

What is organic?

Organic farms use agricultural practices that work with natural processes to grow food. Stonyfield believes it is the best way to provide their customers with the healthiest, safest, and most delicious food available while protecting the environment. An organic farm uses agricultural practices that work with natural processes to grow food.

Their farmers work with natural resources on the farm to create healthy conditions for cows and for their crops. This includes: Cover cropping, crop rotation, and application of manure and compost to build soil health, suppress weeds, and resist pests.

Working with consultants to develop innovative grazing plans and implementing no-till practices to reduce erosion, runoff, and maintain soil nutrients.

Reducing disease risk and need for antibiotics by keeping clean stalls with comfortable bedding, with ample room for cows to move around when they are in the barn.

an incredible farm tour in Vermont with the team and co-founder of Stonyfield Yogurt

Yogurt Bowl Variations

  • Swap the apples for pears.
  • Swap the sugar for pure maple syrup.

How To Meal Prep

The apples can be doubled for 4 servings to make ahead for the week. Let them cool to room temperature and refrigerated for up to 5 days. I like to pack them in portioned sized containers to make it easy. If packing them to go, pack the nuts in separate baggies so they don’t lose their crunch.

These Cinnamon Apple Yogurt Bowls are like having apple pie for breakfast, without the crust!These Cinnamon Apple Yogurt Bowls are like having apple pie for breakfast, without the crust!These Cinnamon Apple Yogurt Bowls are like having apple pie for breakfast, without the crust!

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Cinnamon Apple Yogurt Bowls

6
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6
SP
283 Cals 12.5 Protein 40 Carbs 10 Fats
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Yield: 2 servings
COURSE: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
CUISINE: American
These Cinnamon Apple Yogurt Bowls are like having apple pie for breakfast, without the crust!

Ingredients

  • 1 sweet apple, peeled, cored, seeded and diced (Honey Crisp, Gala)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons raw sugar
  • 1 tablespoon golden raisins
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 2 cups 0% fat Stonyfield plain yogurt
  • 4 tablespoons chopped walnuts or pecans

Instructions

  • Place diced apple, sugar and raisins in a small pot, add 1/4 cup water, sprinkle with cinnamon, pinch of nutmeg, cover, and cook over low heat until soft, 16 to 18 minutes.
  • Set aside to cool.
  • Divide the yogurt in 2 medium bowls. Top with apples and chopped nuts. Serve immediately.

Notes

For a Make Ahead
If you want to prepare the apples in advance, refrigerate them in a separate bowl then add along with the nuts just before serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bowl, Calories: 283kcal, Carbohydrates: 40g, Protein: 12.5g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 5mg, Sodium: 161mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 31.5g
Blue Smart Points: 6
Green Smart Points: 9
Purple Smart Points: 6
Points +: 8
Keywords: apple cinnamon breakfast, cinnamon apple yogurt, yogurt bowls

Cinnamon Apple Breakfast Recipe

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Stonyfield. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Skinnytaste possible. All thoughts are my own. Photo credit: Erin Alvarez

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65 comments

  1. This is a very satisfying breakfast.    The varying textures with the mild sweetness of the apple mixture paired with the crunch of pecans makes for a filling and enjoyable meal.  

  2. I didn’t like this and immediately thought it needed to be vanilla yogurt. I took that thought and added 3 drops of vanilla stevia and it went from something I was going to struggle to finish to delicious.

  3. I made this recipe using 0% Greek yogurt and chose to use pecans. I thought one cup of yogurt was too much yogurt. Yogurt tends to be tart in my opinion. There wasn’t enough sweetness for me. The tartness of the yogurt was too prevalent. Also, one cup of yogurt with the apples is very filling. (I served this for dessert.)

    Next time, I will use half a cup of yogurt and make the rest as the recipe is written. It’s definitely a do again!

  4. I made this and it still has a lot of liquid. I used brown sugar instead of raw sugar, but besides that I’m not sure what I did wrong. How can I fix this?

  5. I seldom use “amazing” or “unbelievable” but this is the exception that proves the rule. It really *is* that good!! I doubled the recipe because I already knew it would be good and, between the Greek yogurt and BetterOats instant oatmeal with Flax seeds, that’s 21 grams of protein! Plus it’s just plain GOOD!!! Makes 1 1/2 cups total plus the oatmeal.

  6. I have about a bushel of Honey Crisp apples to use. How is this recipe for freezing?

  7. Great recipe Gina,
    1. I microwaved it for about 2.5 minutes after decreasing the water to 1 tablespoon
    I used a fresh honey crisp apple. I would adjust the water depending on the age and type of apple if microwaving
    2. Used sugar free maple syrup instead of sugar because my husband is diabetic
    3. and so easy to modify, cut back the yogurt to 2/3 cup
    It was a fun Sunday morning breakfast
    Thanks so much for all your hard work

  8. I made the apple mixture and served it over steel-cut oats because I was out of yogurt and really wanted to try the recipe, lol. It was delicious! 

  9. So, so good! I made 4 servings (recipe x2) and had it for breakfast all week. Was easy to pack and take to work to eat, just put apples in separate bowl for a quick warm up. Smells amazing while you’re cooking! Easy and delicious!

  10. This is “off the charts” delicious. The hardest part is not eating it all at once. As many others have done I doubled the recipe. I used turbinado sugar instead of white and used craisins and pecans.
    Next time I think I will not peel the apples as there are so many vitamins and nutrients in the skin and just under. This time I did peel them but included the peels when I cooked them and then discarded them. I let this simmer while I prepared the Chicken Tortilla soup from One and Done and then ate my first serving as a mid-day snack. So good. Definitely going into my breakfast rotation along with this week’s meal plan suggestion of avocado toast.

  11. So good! Like a treat for breakfast. I made it using Stonyfield plain whole milk yogurt and omitted the raisins because we do not like them but did use pecans and it was amazing. I doubled the recipe and prepped it in 4 tupperware for my BF and I to take to work. Highly recommend if looking to switch up breakfast from savory to sweet.

  12. I made this with 0% fat vanilla Greek yogurt and omitted the raisins because I don’t like them. Doubled the recipe and had enough for 4 mornings. Easy and tasty. Might try craisins in it next time. Used the nutritional information to figure the points for the old Weight Watcher Points Plus program.

  13. I made this this morning but I used a tablespoon of brown sugar & a drizzle of maple syrup in place of the white sugar. It was delicious 😋 
    Thanks, Gina!

  14. Gina certainly knows how to elevate something as simple as yogurt and fruit into something spectacular. I was genuinely shocked at how decadent it tasted.
    Made as written.

  15. This is absolutely delicious! and tastes like such a treat.  I loved it over yogurt, but today I’m making it for a topping to use for IP steel cut oats for the week.  Made as written.

  16. This is very good warmed up. I used a pear and an apple to make enough for the week. I loved it!

  17. Could you use frozen apples for this recipes? (apples that I’ve cut up and frozen for later baking/cooking)

  18. O.M.G.  This is amazingly delicious. I have been trying really hard to develop a taste for plain yogurt and it’s not going well. This topper totally makes plain yogurt edible  I’m thinking about experimenting with an oatmeal version.

  19. Hi there 
    Making it now and used 4 apples so 4 x the recipe   I used 1 cup water 
    It’s past 16 min and still lots of liquid 😯.   This stuff always happens to me.  !!  Lol 
    I omitted raisins as don’t like. Put in about 3 T syrup.   help !!
    How much water should be in pot at the end of cooking. Apples are still not soft so will let it go a bit more 

    • I find that I like it a little less liquidy too. I remove the apples by pouring the whole thing into a strainer, and returning the liquid back to the pan. I bring it to a boil for a few minutes to reduce the liquid and intensify the flavor. Works great, and only takes a few extra minutes!

  20. I made the apple mix at night and refrigerated – cut down the sugar to a tablespoon and thought it was sweet enough.  One morning I ate the apple mix with yogurt as published.  The next morning I had it on instant oatmeal.  Both were delicious and easy.  

  21. How much stevia would you use?

    • To your taste

      • I made a double batch the other week and froze them in individual portions. I also made and froze some steel cut oats. I microwaved them together for a quick breakfast. It was delicious! One night while trying to fall asleep I was thinking about how much I’m looking forward to waking up and having my breakfast! Currently waiting on the next batch to cook. I’ve been using craisins and leaving out the nuts as I don’t have any suitable ones.

  22. I made t his and used it as a topping for oatmeal. 1/2 cup rolled oats, 1/2 cup umsweetened amond milk, heat in micorwave for 3 mins, stir in apples, heat for 30 ore, top with some chopped pecans. Yummy healthy breakfast all week.
    Can’t do cold yogurt on cold mornings.

    I swapped 1 tsp of real maple syrup and 1 tsp of brown sugar for the raisins and sugar.

  23. Did you really mean 1 1/2 Teaspoons of sugar, not Tablespoons? Seems like a lot of sugar to add to one apple. Thanks so much!

  24. Delicious and super easy for meal prep. Doubled the recipe and kept apples, nuts, and yogurt separate until time to eat. Prep took 5 minutes, dump in small pot, and let it go while I was prepping other meals. Thanks!

  25. This looks delicious, but to be honest.. 30 minutes to get a breakfast of yogurt and apples? (And the cost of running my gas stove for 18 minutes for 1 serving of food? lol) Not gonna happen. I envy anyone that has this kind of time and patience in the morning (or any other time) to get a serving of this meal. Sorry to be Debbie Downer on this one but not a very realistic recipe. Maybe If it made multiple servings to be heated up quickly in the morning? Or an Instant Pot version that cut the time with multiple servings? I just don’t understand who is doing this kind of cooking anymore. Not on a regular basis anyways. JMHO

  26. Does anyone know what count this would be for portion controlled containers (21df)??

    • Has anyone tried making the apples in the microwave? Definitely going to make this but wondering if I could make it in the microwave. Thanks!

  27. So simple and delicious, great for make ahead prepping!

  28. Can a sugar substitute be made with good results? Sugar count is too high and we are watching sugar intake due to health reasons. – I can cut down on the craisins which will help. It’s crazy how much sugar is in yogurt. This looks so good and may help me eat breakfast more often. Thanks for any tips you can give me. 

  29. Delicious. I used pears and maple syrup. Went well with walnuts.

  30. I dislike yogurt but am committed to trying to eat it more. This recipe was delicious!

  31. I just made this for a quick snack and I am in total LOVE!! This recipe is quick and delicious.  

  32. I just got an apple peeler/corer/slicer and was wanting breakfast, so whipped this up. I can’t believe how easy the gadget makes preparing apples. It is effortless and amazing to behold. I didn’t quite see the purpose of the yogurt but had some yummy Greek yogurt in the frig and made it as directed. Used dried cranberries rather than raisins but both would work. The yogurt is sort of a nod to apple pie with ice cream? The dish was yummy and I’ll be making it often,. I’m not really a breakfast person but this certainly appealed.

  33.  I don’t like nuts, any suggestions for substitutions? Toasted oats?

  34. Love this, I also sometimes add a tsp of coconut oil and large flake oatmeal. Like apple crisp. Yumo!

  35. I am giving it a 10⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  36. This is sooooo good. Thank you for this wonderful recipe. 
    It’s a keeper 🍎🤗🤗

  37. Has anyone tried this with Stevia? It sounds yummy but I’m on the South Beach Diet so sugar is a no-no.

  38. Absolutely delicious!!  I used maple syrup instead of sugar. Very filling and satisfying.  

  39. I made this for lunch today and I LOVED it. I only used 1 T. of nuts in a single serving to cut back on the points. We went apple picking earlier in the fall and picked a ton of honeycrisp apples. I wonder how single servings of this would freeze. I would leave the nuts out until I actually ate it, This would be a great way to use some of the apples. What do you think about freezing it?

  40. We went apple picking over the holiday weekend so I was looking for new ideas to use them.      Made this recipe and Yum!! Filing and delicious!    Will be makIng  this a lot as I use up my apples.   

  41. I love your recipes,

  42. can greek yogurt be used as well?

  43. What a beautiful cow. I loved working with cows as a Vet Tech. She is gorgeous. I always have a hard time telling the difference between the Gurneys and Jerseys however!!
    They are so sweet but watch those tails and hind legs!!!

  44. Sounds yummy. The photo with you and the cow is so sweet!