Fruit on the bottom yogurt is packed with a shocking amount of sugar. This homemade yogurt cup is made with a quick fig jam, topped with creamy vanilla scented yogurt and crunchy hazelnuts. Sweetened only with fruit and no added sugar!
For those of you who want to enjoy a cup of flavored yogurt without tons of added sugar, you'll love this simple trick. Cooking fruit to concentrate it's sugars forms a jam that perfectly sweetens plain yogurt. All you need is a little lemon juice to bring out the flavor. I make a big batch and store them in mini mason jars for a grab and go snack. I used figs since I had a few frozen ones leftover from my mom's fig tree, but feel free to experiment. I love blueberries and walnuts with a little cinnamon and pineapple with macadamia nuts makes a great tropical mix.
Fig and Hazelnut Yogurt Cup
- 1 1/2 cups chopped fresh figs
- Juice from 1/2 lemon
- 3 cups plain organic Greek yogurt (I like 2%, whole, or homemade)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts, toasted
- In a small pot, heat the figs and lemon juice over medium heat. Smash the figs with the back of a spoon to release some of the liquids. Cook 10-15 minutes until thickened and syrupy. Once at desired consistency, set aside to cool.
- Mix the yogurt and vanilla extract together.
- When cooled, spoon the fig mixture in the bottom of six small mason jars. Top each with 1/2 cup yogurt and hazelnuts. Refrigerate until ready to eat.