Greek Yogurt Meets Molasses

Sometimes you happen upon perfect combinations that just call out to the Southern tastebuds. Watermelon and Salt, Bacon and biscuits, Tea and sugar 🙂

Today I couldn’t resist sharing my new favorite combination. I’ve been eating this at least once a day for about a month now, especially when I was working on my book. And as soon as I’m done writing this, I’m going to fix myself another one because it is just that good. Sometimes this is breakfast, sometimes it’s lunch, sometimes it’s an afternoon snack. It’s always good though and if you are even remotely a yogurt or molasses person, you’ve got to try this.

If you’re not currently a yogurt person but love molasses (or honey), this may change your outlook!

 

Meet Greek Yogurt.

Not just any yogurt, greek yogurt is thicker and has more protein than regular yogurt. I don’t know a soul at Dannon and I’m not being paid or anything to blog about this particular brand (but hey, if anyone decides they want to pay me, my kids grow out of their clothes pretty fast…) but this is my favorite one to get. I get the individual cups most of the time because I can grab it and go if need be.

It is important to get plain. Not vanilla, but plain. That way we don’t have all of the added sugar and we can add our own. And believe me, some yogurt out there really racks up the sugar grams!

These little cups cost about a dollar each and I buy five or six a week to keep in the fridge.

You can also use this in place of sour cream in recipes if you like.

To make it like I do, add in one or two packages of Splenda.

I usually just add one but when I’m not feeling as sweet as I should be, an extra packet might help 🙂

You know you can use sugar if you want to, of course, but I’m saving my sweet calories for the grand finale!

Oh, and by the way, this little cup has 15 grams of protein and 0 fat.

and now it has two packets of splenda.. ~grins~

 

Stir that up really good.

Drizzle top with about one tablespoon of molasses.

OH how I love molasses. Deep, dark, sweet and bitter molasses.

Doesn’t that look good? Like a molasses sundae 🙂

If you don’t love molasses, this is also divine with a good drizzling of honey.

You CAN buy greek yogurt with honey on the bottom but that is just a big old mess. The honey is watered down and weak so just get plain (not vanilla) and make it yourself for the real deal.

Me. Happy.

Do you have  favorite quick fix snack right now?

Tell me about it in the comments below!

“Good Mom’s have sticky floors, dirty ovens, and happy kids.”

~Submitted by Jayme.

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  1. I love this stuff. Also, I keep Deli Swirl Rye bread and make a sandwich using canned cranberry sauce (just cut it into slices/about 8) and cream cheese. just spread cream cheese on one slice and top it with 2 slices of cranberry sauce and another slice of bread.

  2. I love the idea of thick yogurt and molasses. I’m not savvy when it comes to grocery shopping. If I want to buy molasses in volume and on an on-going basis, do you know of a good place to purchase that at a reasonable price? I’m also open to ordering it from a mail-order place. Thank you.

  3. I’m from Peru (now in the US) but what we used to get was plain yogurt with grains (kiwicha and some other…) and algarrobina. It was great! and very natural. I used to bring algarrobina from Peru but I ran out years ago. Now that I got that my craving came back I made that connection between algarrobina and molasses that they both sweetened plain yogurt like honey did.

    So I just picked up molasses from the store and greek yogurt, thanks to your site I am now more confident that this mix will work out well.

    If you are interested in trying this peruvian mix, you can pick up algarrobina if there is a peruvian food store around you or in online stores as well.

    Thanks for posting this!

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