Delicious Yogurt Toppings

Healthy Yogurt Topping Ideas

We often relegate yogurt to a breakfast thing and usually just with granola or fruit, but these Greek yogurt toppings are just the beginning of possibilities for tastiness!

During my weight loss in grad school, there were a few things I learned to love for their healthy factors and for the their versatility. One of those was rice cakes (see my rice cake toppings). The other was nonfat Greek yogurt.

Not only is yogurt great for breakfast (full of protein), it’s also great as a snack, mixed into baking recipes, and as a topping for soups and tacos. The best part of it, however, is that it can be made into a sweet snack or a savory one. Below are just 5 yogurt topping ideas to get your wheels spinning on the deliciousness of Greek yogurt.

Yogurt Toppings

Below are some of my favorite sweet and savory yogurt toppings!

Healthy Yogurt Topping Ideas

Sweet Yogurt Toppings

Fresh Fruit + Granola

Definitely the most straightforward, this combination of Greek yogurt, fresh fruit (navel and cara cara orange slices in this case), and your favorite granola or muesli is a go to.

It’s a wonderful mix of crunchy, fresh, and filling. I have this for breakfast almost every single day and have for at least 5 years – it’s standing my test of time.

Healthy Yogurt Topping Ideas

Fruit Jam, Brown Sugar, and Salted Pumpkin Seeds

If you’re looking to satisfy a sweet tooth, this is the yogurt topping idea for you. I probably went a little overboard with the brown sugar, but can you really blame me?

Because the fruit jam and brown sugar are sweet, I can’t recommend using salted, roasted pumpkin seeds enough. It helps to cut the sweetness along with the plain yogurt.

I often put my nonfat Greek yogurt and jam on crackers for a mid afternoon snack too! 

Healthy Yogurt Topping Ideas

Banana Slices, Chocolate Peanut Butter, and Dried Coconut

This is a somewhat classic combination in life, but not nearly enough with Greek yogurt! There are a number of nut spreads out there (peanut, almond, and cashew that I know of) that have cocoa mixed in.

It’s a delectable addition to this tasty treat. So much deliciousness and even more protein! Talk about a healthy yogurt topping idea to crave for dessert, right?!

See these tips for keeping bananas fresh longer!

Savory Yogurt Toppings

Healthy Yogurt Topping Ideas

Pesto, Roasted Tomatoes,  + Toasted Pine Nuts

I can’t pick a favorite of these combinations (the other savory one is just as scrumptious), but this one is super tasty.

I did a quick pesto with some basil I had on hand (trying to live sustainably and avoid all food waste!), but you could use store-bought pesto.

For the tomatoes, I broiled them in my toaster oven with a little olive oil and salt and pepper for about 10 minutes. I stuck some pine nuts in for the last minute (they burn easily) and then topped my yogurt with it all.

Learn how to properly store tomatoes!

I also added some chili flakes because I like a bit of heat, but that’s obviously optional!

Healthy Yogurt Topping Ideas

Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Cucumber Slices, Pine Nuts, + Lemon Zest

If you like sun-dried tomatoes (I’m obsessed), then you HAVE to try this yogurt topping combination. I used sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil. I didn’t add oil to the dish, but I didn’t drain the tomatoes well either, so you can see some of it in the dish.

The cucumber slices and lemon zest add a wonderful freshness and the pine nuts offer a good crunch!

More Sun-Dried Tomato Recipes

I love sun-dried tomatoes, but I find I use a jar for one recipe and the rest can easily go to waste. So here are a few recipes that help finish out the jar with ease! 

Avocado crackers mix with sun dried tomatoes for a fast and flavorful appetizer or snack! They make this sun-dried tomato pizza, that’s so simple to make, oh so full of yum!! And they’re DELICIOUS in this grilled shrimp toast!

Other Yogurt Recipes

I use yogurt left and right! If you like these yogurt topping ideas, also try toasted muesli with yogurt and this yogurt and canned pear dessert. And it’s lovely in this overnight oats recipe.

I also use plain yogurt on my patriotic waffles, using natural foods to make a flag for a healthy, festive way to celebrate. You could certainly change the fruits and topping to make other country’s flags!

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Not only is yogurt great for breakfast (full of protein), it’s also great as a snack, mixed into baking recipes, and as a topping for soups and tacos. The best part of it, however, is that it can be made into a sweet snack or a savory one. Below are just 5 yogurt topping ideas to get your wheels spinning on the deliciousness of Greek yogurt
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast, dessert, healthy, snacks
Servings: 1
Calories: 631kcal
Author: Luci Petlack



  • 1 cup Greek Yogurt
  • ½ fresh orange chopped or supremes
  • ¼ cup granola


  • 1 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon fruit jam of choice
  • 1-2 tablespoons brown sugar depending on taste
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds


  • 1 cup Greek Yogurt
  • ½ banana sliced
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate nut butter peanut, almond, or cashew are fine
  • 1 tablespoon dried coconut sweetened or unsweetened


  • 1 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 5 cherry tomatoes
  • olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 tablespoon pesto
  • 1 tablespoon toasted pine nuts


  • 1 Cup Greek Yogurt
  • 4-5 sun dried tomatoes in oil
  • 5 slices cucumber
  • 1 tablespoon pine nuts
  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest


  • For all combinations, merely top yogurt with selected toppings. Quantities may vary depending on flavor for sweetness or saltiness.

Roasted Tomatoes

  • Drizzle olive oil over cherry tomatoes. Sprinkle with slat & pepper. Place tomatoes in toaster oven, roast at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Enjoy warm or cool with yogurt


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Calories: 631kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 55g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 33g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 233mg | Potassium: 561mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 313IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 258mg | Iron: 1mg

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