How do you tailor a basic Vanilla Frozen Yogurt to fit your needs?  Your peanut butter needs, to be exact?  Add TWO sources of peanut butter to the recipe, of course!  This healthy Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt contains both natural peanut butter and peanut flour to achieve the decadent, rich PB flavor you crave so much.

Guilt Free Peanut Butter and Honey Frozen Yogurt

To cut the salty twinge of the peanuts I added some of this raw Hawaiian honey my sister got for me a few months ago.  It is so thick, creamy and dreamy, it tastes just like frosting!  We sometimes eat it straight out of the jar as a little treat.  Just look at its deliciousness:

Healthy Peanut Butter and Honey Frozen Yogurt Healthy Peanut Butter and Honey Frozen Yogurt

If you don’t have this honey on hand you can definitely substitute it with regular honey (preferably organic or local) or pure maple syrup.  Both of those sweeteners go perfectly well with peanut butter, as seen here  :)

Guilt Free Peanut Butter and Honey Frozen Yogurt

Healthy Peanut Butter and Honey Frozen Yogurt

Yield: ~5+1/3 cups

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Freeze an ice cream maker bowl for 24+ hours (I used Cuisinart)
  2. In a stand mixer bowl with whisk attachment, add the greek yogurt, peanut butter, honey, vanilla paste, stevia extract and butter extract. Mix on medium speed.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the peanut flour, xanthan gum, baking soda and salt. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the mixing stand mixer.
  4. When all is incorporated, scrape down the sides of bowl with a rubber spatula. Turn the mixer on high speed and whisk for 30 seconds.
  5. Take the whisk attachment off the mixer and place inside the bowl leaning against the spatula. Freeze for 1.5 hours.
  6. Take the bowl out of the freezer and reattach the whisk to the stand mixer.
  7. Whisk the mixture on medium speed for 30 seconds. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and whisk again for 30 seconds.
  8. Place the frozen ice cream maker bowl on the ice cream machine and turn it on.
  9. Slowly pour the ice cream "batter" into the spinning ice cream machine. Churn for ~8-10 minutes.
  10. Scoop the soft serve into a freezer-safe loaf pan and freeze until the firmness you want is achieved (~2 hours. I froze mine overnight, for ~12 hours. I let the ice cream soften at room temp on the counter and scooped it out once the ice cream around the edges of the loaf pan were really soft)
  11. Serve!

Notes

This recipe is: low sugar, high protein, gluten free, eggless!

http://dessertswithbenefits.com/healthy-peanut-butter-frozen-yogurt/

I decided to compare my healthy homemade Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt to another fro yo that some people associate with “a healthy treat,” but trust me, it’s NOT.  The Pinkberry nutrition label is on the left,  the Desserts with Benefits nutrition label is on the right:

peanut butter fro yo nutrition label  nutrition label for Healthy Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt, homemade

The labels might not look that different, but trust me, there are a few key discrepancies that set my healthy homemade fro yo far above the Pinkberry version.  My version is:

  • Lower fat, lower saturated fat and lower sodium
  • Lower carb and lower sugar (and refined sugar free too!)
  • Higher protein

Plus, the ingredients used in my recipe are higher quality and more nutritious than the Pinkberry ingredients, shown below:

Nonfat milk, sugar, peanut butter (peanuts, sugar, peanut oil, salt), nonfat yogurt (pasteurized nonfat milk, live and active cultures), nonfat yogurt powder (nonfat milk, culture), dextrose, carrageenan, guar gum, maltodextrin, mono- and diglycerides, rice starch.

Three sources of refined sugar in just a little bit of fro yo?  No thanks.  I’ll take the homemade version, thank you very much  :)

Guilt Free Peanut Butter and Honey Frozen Yogurt

Just look at how creamy that is!

Guilt Free Peanut Butter and Honey Frozen Yogurt

A bowl for me…

Guilt Free Peanut Butter and Honey Frozen Yogurt

And a bowl for you!

Are you on your way to the kitchen yet?  Go grab that peanut butter jar!

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Labels: Eggless, Gluten-Free, High-Protein, Honey, Ice-Cream-and-Fro-Yo, Low-Fat, Low-Sugar, Maple, No-Bake, Nutrition-Label, Peanut-Butter, Peanut-Flour, Peanuts, Yogurt

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Comments (4)

  1. Anoushe: August 16, 2013

    Would this work without an ice cream maker? I’ve been searching for peanut butter froyo all summer! In obsessed with it! And since this is so much healthier (and higher and protein) I could really eat it daily :) yaaay!

  2. dessertswithbenefits: August 17, 2013

    Anoushe-
    I haven’t tried making this without an ice cream maker before. The ice cream machine works to incorporate air into the ice cream for a smoother/softer texture. To incorporate more air into the mixture without the machine, I would recommend whisking the ice cream “batter” in the mixer for a longer period of time (let’s say, 2-3 minutes in both step #5 and step #7). Imagine you’re making an egg white meringue, the longer you whip it, the more air you incorporate!
    I hope this works, and I hope you love the recipe! It’s totally healthy enough to eat on a daily basis ;)
    -Jess

  3. Madison: August 17, 2013

    This looks absolutely delicious! Cannot wait to try this out–may even be the first recipe I try with my new ice cream maker! :)

  4. Kammie @ Sensual Appeal: August 17, 2013

    I guess I really do need an ice cream maker machine now huh? your recipe is killing me! This looks so delicious <3

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