Healthy Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt
How do you tailor a basic a Vanilla Frozen Yogurt recipe to fit your needs? Your peanut butter needs, to be exact? You add TWO sources of peanut butter to the recipe, of course! This healthy Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt contains both creamy peanut butter and peanut flour to achieve the decadent, rich, and delicious peanut butter flavor you crave so much.
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.
If you don’t have this honey on hand you can definitely substitute it with regular honey or pure maple syrup. Both of those sweeteners go perfectly well with peanut butter, as seen here 🙂
This rich, decadent, sweet, and creamy healthy Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt doesn't taste healthy at all! It's refined sugar free and high protein too.
Freeze your ice cream maker bowl for 24+ hours (I used my KitchenAid ice cream maker attachment).
In a blender, add the yogurt, honey, peanut butter, vanilla paste, stevia extract, and butter flavor. Blend until smooth.
In a small bowl, whisk together the peanut flour, xanthan gum, baking soda, and salt. With the blender running, slowly add in the dry ingredients. Blend until smooth.
Place the frozen ice cream maker attachment onto the stand mixer and turn on the "stir" speed. Pour ice cream mixture into the ice cream bowl and churn until soft-serve consistency.
Transfer the ice cream into a freezer-safe dish. Cover and freeze until it's the texture you prefer (~3-5 hours). Serve and enjoy!
Comparing my healthy Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt to Pinkberry’s (a snack that some people think of as a “healthy treat,” but trust me, it’s NOT), my version has less fat, less saturated fat, less sugar (plus, no white sugar or corn syrup as ingredients!), and double the protein.
Not to mention, the ingredients used in my recipe are high quality and more nutritious than the ingredients Pinkberry uses. This is their ingredient list:
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.
Sugar is listed three times. THREE! So much sugar in just a little bit of fro yo? No thanks. I’ll take the homemade version, thank you very much 🙂
A bowl for me…
And a bowl for you!
Are you on your way to the kitchen yet? Go grab that peanut butter!
With love and good eats,