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Greek Yogurt Apple Dip Recipe with Vanilla and Cinnamon


This Greek Yogurt Apple Dip is a quick and easy snack recipe to eat between meals. Eating Greek yogurt can be a healthy way to get some extra protein in your diet. With just three simple ingredients it is perfect for kids and adults alike!

Greek yogurt tip in a blue and black bowl next to a bowl of apple slices.
You’re going to love the flavor of this yummy apple dip made from Greek Yogurt.

This recipe for Greek Yogurt Dip will take tangy, bland Greek yogurt from disappointing into a delicious snack idea. With just yogurt, cinnamon and vanilla, you’ll be dipping your apple slices in no time!

Why This Apple Dip Recipe Works

I don’t like Greek yogurt. I’m not a fan of the tang. But it’s a great source of protein and makes a great snack idea for busy moms.

In an effort to not grow out of all of my clothes, I am really trying to make better food choices. Which means cleaning up my snacks as well as my meals.

By buying plain yogurt, you can jazz it back up with flavor without adding tons of calories and it has way less sugar than pre-flavored varieties.

This easy Greek Yogurt Dip for apple slices is one of my go-to snacks. And while it doesn’t taste as good as a piece of cake, it’s not half bad.

It’s super quick to make and also helps to curb my sugar cravings thanks to the natural sweetness of the apples and the way the vanilla and cinnamon flavor the yogurt.

My kids prefer this Chocolate and Yogurt Dip for fruit and this Apple Honey Dip over this Yogurt Apple Dip. But they’re just kids…


Yogurt pot, vanilla and cinnamon on the kitchen counter.
What you need to make apple dip with Greek yogurt.

I like to buy the fat-free, plain Greek Yogurt in individual-sized containers. It does cost a little bit more, buying them this way instead of buying a larger container. A 5.3 ounce container has 80 calories and 4 grams of sugar but 18 grams of protein.

I am terrible at portions, so using these little cups is an easy way to keep that in check. But you can always spoon out a portion into a bowl if you prefer.

A tsp of vanilla adds 12 calories to the yogurt. And a tsp of cinnamon has 6 calories. That’s not bad. Even with the addition of the flavorings, it’s still a great healthy snack choice.

Cinnamon also has anti-inflammatory properties and is full of antioxidants also from what I hear. I’m not a doctor or nutritionist. But I read things.

You can add or take away any spices that you want. Cardamom, cloves and ginger would also be delicious in this yogurt dip.

I am obsessed with Honeycrisp apples (80 calories for a medium-sized apple) but you can use any kind of apples with this yogurt apple dip.


A hand sprinkling cinnamon from the jar into a tub of Greek yogurt.

Step 1 (and done!)

To keep this snack super easy, I just add the vanilla and cinnamon right into the yogurt container and stir it up. It keeps me from dirtying another dish and makes this recipe super fast.

Easy Greek yogurt apple dip in the tub with a bowl of apple slices in the background.

When the Yogurt Apple Dip is done, I just cut up an apple and it’s ready to go. It’s SO good!

Greek yogurt healthy apple dip in a black bowl with apple wedges.

If you are serving this recipe to a guest or at a playdate, I will usually put it into a nice-looking bowl. But if I’m just eating it at home, I’ll leave it in the plastic container the yogurt came in.

Greek Yogurt Apple Dip is one of my favorite, easy snack ideas that I don’t feel guilty about eating. It’s pretty easy to keep these items on hand so there’s not really an excuse for not choosing a healthy snack… (but I will still eat Doritos, from time to time, because the heart wants what it wants…)

Tips and Tricks

  • If you want to make this recipe even more decadent, add honey and peanut butter! Yes, that will drive up the fats and calories. But it’s tasty!
  • To play around with the calories, etc. you can change which type of yogurt you use.
  • If you are looking for something dairy-free, you can always make this with almond milk yogurt or another alternative type.
  • Here are 5 ways to keep apples from turning brown.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Greek yogurt better than regular yogurt?

Plain Greek Yogurt has far less sugar than regular yogurt and more protein. It often costs a little bit more than the regular. Regular yogurt, though, has more calcium.

Why is Greek yogurt so tangy?

The fermentation process gives it a stronger flavor than regular yogurt. It is strained more times and gives it not only thickness but also allows for the bacteria to give it a more tangy flavor during the process.

Are Greek yogurt and Greek-style yogurt the same?

NO. Greek yogurt goes through a specific process for fermentation. Greek-style yogurt often has lots of additives to give it a longer shelf-life and that thicker texture. But it isn’t strained at all. It is also lacking some of the good bacteria of authentic Greek yogurt.

Can you make a larger batch of this dip?

Yes. You can make a larger batch by buying a 32 ounce container of yogurt. You will just add cinnamon and vanilla to the yogurt in a bowl and mix. Start with a TBSP of vanilla and 2 tsp of cinnamon and taste and adjust.

Cinnamon vanilla Greek yogurt apple dip in a black bowl on a marble countertop next to apple wedges.

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Favorite greek yogurt dip for apples

Yogurt Apple Dip

This yummy Yogurt Apple Dip is the perfect sweet treat for your afternoon snack. The Greek yogurt gives it tons of protein and the cinnamon and vanilla add the perfect amount of sweetness and flavor.
4.43 from 7 votes
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Calories: 190kcal
Servings: 1 serving



  • Open your container of Greek yogurt and add vanilla and cinnamon to taste.
  • Stir well.
  • Eat with sliced apples.


  • If you want to make this dip recipe even more decadent, add honey and peanut butter! Yes, that will drive up the fats and calories. But it’s tasty!
  • You can also add other spices like cardamon, ginger and nutmeg.
  • To play around with the calories, etc. you can change which type of yogurt you use.
  • If you are looking for something dairy-free, you can always make this with almond milk yogurt or another alternative type.


Serving: 1Servings | Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 56mg | Potassium: 412mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 106IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 181mg | Iron: 1mg
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This post was originally published on June 20, 2017, and has now been updated with updated links, and more information and instructions!

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