Vanilla Cinnamon Dip

Vanilla Cinnamon Yogurt

i need to learn how to get fancy with cinnamon. this is a mess!!

I usually go through yogurt pretty quickly around here but for some reason… over the holidays I’ve slowed down.  Probably because I went through my usual holiday phase of “is that healthy?  yes?  no thanks!” and proceeded to eat something laced with sugar, butter or chocolate.  Or all of those.

So back to my January stripped down food kick.  I needed to use up yogurt and yogurt makes great dips.

Cinnamon Vanilla Yogurt Dip is a great dip for fresh fruit, especially apples or for pita chips or pita triangles.  I haven’t tried it but it would probably be a great topping for plain cheerios or oatmeal too.

Cinnamon Vanilla Dip

*adapted from this recipe on Tastebook.

3/4 cup of fat free, plain  yogurt (I like the Balkan style best)
3/4 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 tsp cinnamon
liquid honey to taste (I used about 1 tsp)

combine all ingredients in a small bowl.  Let sit for 30 minutes if you want the flavours to combine nicely.  Dip away!


Image: 50mm, f1.8, 1/100, ISO200, +2/3 exposure compensation. I’m not unhappy with the photo but I’m a bit disappointed in my sloppy styling.  The cinnamon is a mess!  I could have done a much better job on this one.

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35 Responses to Vanilla Cinnamon Dip

  1. Silvia January 5, 2011 at 11:10 AM #

    Looks and sounds good (and I think the mess is charming).

    (But there is only one kind of yogurt I buy: Full Fat.)

    • Melissa January 5, 2011 at 11:13 AM #

      oh i know… sigh. But I’ve absorbed enough fat the last month. I have a fun chocolate post coming up – just for you!

      • Silvia January 5, 2011 at 11:23 AM #

        I look forward to that. :)

  2. briarrose January 5, 2011 at 11:43 AM #

    Yummy…a wonderful dip.

    • Melissa January 5, 2011 at 11:19 PM #

      thanks! glad you like it :)

  3. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen January 5, 2011 at 4:57 PM #

    Yeah, I just realized today that it had been a while since I had any of my favorite Greek yogurt, I guess there just wasn’t any room with all the chocolate I was eating! Okay, time to get back on track and eat some yummy yogurt again.

    • Melissa January 5, 2011 at 11:19 PM #

      i know! that pesky chocolate! still it’s hard to resist!

  4. Medeja January 5, 2011 at 5:05 PM #

    Oh I wish I could take such pictures.. I would be very happy :D and in life most things are messy, real beauty you can see even in a mess ;)

    • Melissa January 5, 2011 at 11:21 PM #

      thank you… and you’re right about beautiful messes!

  5. fooddreamer January 5, 2011 at 5:50 PM #

    This sounds fantastic! What a great way to use up yogurt and fruit. I bet my kids would love this too. Gave it a little buzz, it’s such a great idea.

    • Melissa January 5, 2011 at 11:21 PM #

      awesome… thanks so much for passing it on as well!

  6. Charlie January 5, 2011 at 6:05 PM #

    This dip sounds incredible! I love cinnamon :).

    • Melissa January 5, 2011 at 11:23 PM #

      yup! it’s hard not to love anything with a touch of cinnamon. Always makes me think of cinnamon toast, which I loved as a kid.

  7. Tiffany January 5, 2011 at 6:05 PM #

    Simple and delicious! My kinda recipe :)

    • Melissa January 5, 2011 at 11:22 PM #

      me too! fast and tasty.

  8. Amanda @ BakingWithoutABox January 5, 2011 at 7:12 PM #

    Oh yum. And so beautiful!

    • Melissa January 5, 2011 at 11:22 PM #


  9. Sandra January 5, 2011 at 8:26 PM #

    What a wonderful idea to boost up plain yogurt! I actually love that photo, perfection is not always so is real and that’s what I like!

    • Melissa January 5, 2011 at 11:22 PM #

      thanks… you’re right – sometimes you need to let the perfectionism go!

  10. RavieNomNoms January 6, 2011 at 5:42 AM #

    I know what you mean! I tend to eat quite a bit of yogurt too, especially at work and I feel like I slowed down during the holidays. This yogurt looks so awesome! I will definitely have to make this and bring it into work for myself, thanks for sharing!

    • Melissa January 6, 2011 at 10:09 AM #

      no problem!

  11. Annie January 6, 2011 at 6:21 AM #

    This is so great! I am procrastinating getting ready for work and packing my lunch. I have everything I need for this. I am making it and taking it to work today. Thanks!

    • Melissa January 6, 2011 at 10:09 AM #

      i hope you like it!

  12. Amy Bakes Everything January 6, 2011 at 7:30 AM #

    Gorgeous! And sounds super yummy, thanks for sharing!

    • Melissa January 6, 2011 at 10:12 AM #

      hope you enjoy it!

  13. Kate @ January 6, 2011 at 8:48 AM #

    Oh wow…I’m about to make this right now! I make my own plain yogurt so I have it at all times…the rest of the ingredients are in my pantry… YUM! Lucky me! :))

    • Melissa January 6, 2011 at 10:10 AM #

      oh you do? i’ve never tried that. My mom used to make it when we were little and then made Popsicles out of it. If you have a recipe, pass it on some time.

  14. Cathy January 6, 2011 at 10:32 AM #

    Sounds good, I might give it a try… Do you think it works with powdered vanilla?

    • Melissa January 6, 2011 at 10:35 AM #

      you know, I don’t see why not. The cinnamon was powdered. I think as long as you let it sit for a while after mixing so the flavours can combine properly. Or mix the vanilla with the honey so it dissolves a bit before adding. It’s so simple and cheap to make that it’s worth a try.

  15. Suchitra January 11, 2011 at 11:10 AM #

    never tried cinnamon and vanilla with yoghurt- looks tasty

  16. kitchenarian January 12, 2011 at 7:55 PM #

    This looks so good. I have some greek yogurt. I think I will try it with that.
    Thanks for the recipe!

  17. Tes April 4, 2011 at 6:44 AM #

    Ohhh it looks so fresh and delicious. Vanilla and cinnamon is such a versatile combo :)

  18. Danielle September 29, 2011 at 1:24 PM #

    Try placing a stencil over the bowl and dusting over that – and dust from high up so it falls lightly and evenly – not clumpy!

    • Melissa September 30, 2011 at 5:13 PM #

      thank you for the tip!


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