Learn how to make the best fruit-on-the-bottom yogurt with all kinds of fruit flavors—and with less sugar and for less money! This is a yummy way to flavor yogurt for kids and babies.
Fruit on the Bottom Yogurt
I am a big fan of adding flavor to yogurts, but I don’t always love how the ones from the store taste or how sweet they are. So I’ve learned a handful of SUPER easy ways to add flavor to plain yogurt myself!
I love this method because it’s endlessly versatile, it works well for babies, toddlers, and big kids (and us adults too) and it’s an easy way to offer a lot of nutrition in a kid-friendly format.
TIP: Learn about the best yogurt for babies and toddlers here.
Ingredients in Fruit on the Bottom Yogurt
To make this recipe, you’ll need:
- Plain whole milk yogurt (regular or Greek style)
- Fresh diced fruit, applesauce, chia jam, whole fruit jam, thawed frozen fruit, or canned fruit
- Storage containers if you plan to make a few ahead of time
TIP: You can use nondairy yogurt if needed in this recipe.
How to Make Fruit on the Bottom Yogurt Step-by-Step
Here’s a look at the general process in making this recipe. Scroll to the bottom of the post for the full info.
- Add your chosen fruit to a container or bowl.
- Top with yogurt.
TIP: You can store or serve it right away. I usually let my kids stir it, but you can stir it up if you’d like.
You can make this yogurt and store it in the fridge for 3-5 days. Some liquid might separate out from the yogurt, but that’s fine—just stir it back together before serving.
I like Chia Jam or an all-fruit jam from the store. See what’s available in your stores.
These are the glass storage containers from WeeSprout. They are a nice size for babies and one year olds and are so easy to clean. They’re great! (You can take 20% off with the code YUMMYTODDLERFOOD at weesprout.com.
Best Tips for Sucess
- Use whole milk plain yogurt to start. That has the healthy fats that little kids need for brain development and is super creamy.
- You can use either regular yogurt or Greek-style.
- Dairy-free: Use your favorite non-dairy yogurt.
- Make up to 3-5 days ahead, store in an airtight container, and store in the fridge.
I’d love to hear your feedback with this toddler recipe, so please comment below and give the recipe some stars!
Scale this up or down according to how many servings you’re planning to make. The directions here are for one small toddler-size serving. (It’s okay if your kiddo wants more or doesn’t eat a whole serving though—their unique appetite is your best guide for portions!)
- 1/4 cup plain whole milk yogurt (regular or Greek style)
- 1–2 teaspoons jam or chia jam; 1/4 cup fresh diced fruit; 1/4 cup thawed frozen fruit; 1/4 cup canned fruit; or 1/4 cup applesauce
- Add the fruit of choice to a bowl or container.
- Top with yogurt. Store or stir and serve.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-5 days. Stir before serving.
Dairy-free: Use your favorite nondairy milk to make this dairy-free.
Fresh fruit ideas: diced strawberries, blueberries, mango, or ripe peaches. Diced or mashed banana also works, though serve that immediately as it will brown with storage.
Frozen fruit ideas: blueberries, mango, pineapple, raspberries, or cherries.
I like canned fruit packed in 100% fruit juice. I usually drain the juice before adding it to the container to avoid it becoming too runny.
I like smooth, unsweetened applesauce, though any will do.
You can also use any baby food puree you like!