Frozen yogurt donuts are a healthy way to cool down this summer. Both as a fun breakfast or as a mid day snack, your kids will love these healthy treats. No more cringing when you hear the song of the ice cream man – you’ll have a freezer full of healthy summer snacks your kids will love. Turn these frozen yogurt snacks into a fun summer activity by letting the kids take over. With no cooking required, it’s a fun introduction to getting your kids in the kitchen!
Confession: I love ice cream. I spent almost every birthday requesting an ice cream cake – in the middle of December.
There’s something about a cool, creamy dessert that gets me every time. I could eat ice cream every day, every meal and not feel like I’m missing out on anything. (except maybe burgers, but that’s a post for another day)
Luckily, my kids inherited this trait. Their love for ice cream runs deep, y’all. Mind you, I’m from New Jersey, so you know it’s a big deal when I’m saying y’all. By ‘runs deep’ I mean my oldest knows that about once a week after the baby goes to bed we sneak out and leave daddy at home to go grab ice cream and bring it home. You guys, it has become a common scene in his pretend play.
So yeah, the ice cream thing can feel like a major problem sometimes. Convincing a 3 year old that no, we don’t get ice cream every. single. day. can be a painful experience to say the least. Which is why I try to have fun, healthy options in the freezer to offset tantrums.
Enter: frozen yogurt donuts.
Frozen yogurt donuts take a typical healthy breakfast staple – yogurt- and turns it into a fun treat that looks like a decadent dessert. Packed with protein and fresh fruit, these frozen yogurt desserts and both fun and good for you, so you can feel good about serving them to your kids. Mix and match flavors and combinations to find a treat your kids will love.
Combos to use on frozen yogurt donuts
You can pretty much use any combo of frozen yogurt donuts, but these are some of my favorites. You can easily substitute any peanut butter for any other nut or seed butter. Generally speaking, I use plain Greek yogurt and sweeten with honey and flavor with a bit of vanilla or cocoa powder, but you can you whatever you have on hand.
- Vanilla yogurt, banana, peanut butter drizzle
- Vanilla yogurt, granola, peanut butter drizzle
- Chocolate yogurt, sliced strawberries
- Peanut butter yogurt, banana, chocolate drizzle
Want more breakfast options? Check out this post: Breakfast Recipes for Kids – kids breakfast recipes
How to make Frozen Yogurt Donuts
I feel almost silly telling you step by step how to make these, since they’re so simple and really subject to personal taste, but let’s do this thing.
Grab a silicone donut tray. I bought one on Amazon for less than $10.
Place your “toppings” or add ins in the bottom of your silicone pan.
Top with yogurt. I suggest Greek yogurt, but use what your family loves best. Don’t over fill as it will expand a bit when freezing.
Freeze until solid. Removed from the pan and if using, “frost” with coconut oil drizzle. Top quickly with sprinkles and enjoy!
How to make coconut oil drizzle
- Heat 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and 2 tablespoons of nut butter of choice until just combined and smooth. Stir in about 1-2 teaspoons of sweetener (I use maple syrup or honey).
- If making chocolate – add 1 tablespoon of quality cocoa powder.
- Add to a zip top bag, snip the end a tiny bit and drizzle over donuts gently. If it’s too thin, place in the freezer a minute or two to cool and firm up, though the drizzle will harden very quickly on the actual donut.
Ideas for toppings and add ins for frozen yogurt donuts
- Fresh fruit
- Chocolate chips
- Chopped nuts
- Dried fruit
Want to make these with your kids? Make sure you grab my Fearless Kids Cooking guide to learn the simplest ways to cook with your kids and maintain your sanity and
This frozen yogurt recipe is so simple and fun – kids can make is themselves from start to finish with very little help from mom and dad. It’s the perfect healthy recipe for a hot summer day!
Okay, so tell me – what flavor combo would you want to try first? Let me know in the comments!
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