March 1, 2013

Nutella Greek Yogurt Dip


 
I have a friend who absolutely loves Nutella.  Well, don't many of us?  I mean, I sure do.  

But she loves it so much that any time I make something with Nutella, or even mention the word for that matter, she gushes "Oh, I could bathe in Nutella!"  So, how about ...
... a nice big bowl of scrumptious Nutella Greek Yogurt Dip to bathe in?

Okay, so maybe not to actually bathe in, but definitely to dip stuff in.  Like strawberries.  Or apples.  Or animal crackers.  Or bananas.  Oh, most certainly bananas.



I came across this health{ier} dip over at Tickled Red, and just knew I had to give it a try.  It's easy, it starts with a base of healthy and high-protein Greek yogurt, and ... it's got Nutella.  No-brainer, right?

The only part of the recipe I was leery of was the inclusion of ground cinnamon.  I was concerned that the cinnamon would overpower the taste of the Nutella, and wondered if it was truly necessary to include.

So, I tried the dip both ways ... both with and without cinnamon.  Turns out the cinnamon definitely adds value in the dip.  Without it, there was a bit of a harsh, tangy after-taste.  Put in cinnamon, and guess what?  That tanginess goes away.

And, truly, this dip couldn't be any easier.  Combine vanilla Greek yogurt with a bit of Nutella, sprinkle on some ground cinnamon, and stir.  That's it.  Oh, and let it chill for about 30 minutes to let the flavors blend.  Waiting for it to chill, my friend, is the hardest part.  But be strong ... it's worth it.



So while I don't think I'll jump in and take a bath in this Nutella Greek Yogurt Dip, I will absolutely turn to it as a new go-to snack.  Served up surrounded by beautiful fresh fruit and an animal cracker or two, it's a satisfy-the-sweet-tooth-while-still-being-healthy yummy treat.

My recommendation? ... Whip up a batch and get dippin'!

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Nutella Greek Yogurt Dip
Source:  Adapted from Tickled Red


Ingredients
  • 1/2 c. vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 2 T. Nutella
  • 1/8 to 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon

Directions
  1. Combine all ingredients, stirring until thoroughly combined. Chill for about 30 minutes prior to serving.
  2. Serve with strawberries, apple slices, sliced bananas, or other assorted fruits. It's also great with 'Nilla Wafers or animal crackers.  
(I garnished mine with roughly chopped hazelnuts.  Bananas and strawberries were my absolute favorite dippers.)
Enjoy!

10 comments:

  1. dip looks delicious..
    http://foody-buddy.blogspot.com/

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  2. I bet my kids would really love this

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  3. Came over from the linky party at Alderberry Hill. Sounds delicious, I'll have to try it!

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  4. Oh man! I'm right there with you--I LOVE Nutella! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. This sounds great. I would probably try it with a strained kefir yogurt. I bet it would be great served with pancakes or waffles too. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. YUM! It absolutely looks delicious but sinful! Haha! I love Nutella but it has a lot of empty calories, but a handful wouldn't be as bad after all. When I was a kid, Nutella was part of my everyday meal: either breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Nutella is everyone's favorite, even those health buffs love Nutella. This will be a nice treat for my kids after school! They will absolutely love it!

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  7. Thanks so much for linking to Make the Scene Monday @ Alderberry Hill. You are being featured later this afternoon!
    I hope you are having a wonderful weekend, and join me later this evening for Make the Scene Monday #65!

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  8. Yum! Making nutella an easily spreadable dip.. Genius!

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  9. Just licked the spatula and it was delicious. You are right about waiting being the hardest part. Also, I used unflavored yogurt because it was all I had. I was afraid it wouldn't be sweet enough, but it's just right. Thank you!

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