Not only is this frosting “not bad” for you, it’s good for you! Seriously, Greek yogurt, powdered peanut butter (PB2), Splenda and vanilla extract. That’s it. Delicious and easy!
Typical frosting is made of butter and powdered sugar. High in saturated fat and high in sugar. The Green Eyed Dietitian recipe is high in protein and low in fat/sugar. Sounds impossible for frosting, but keep reading!
I love to bake, whether it be breads, muffins or desserts. I often try to make baked goods healthier and sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. Sometimes though, I don’t even try to make a recipe healthier because sometimes dessert just needs to truly be dessert (in moderation, of course 😉 ).
I can’t take all the credit for this fun project. My cousin, Jen and I made this cake together for my husband’s nursing graduation party.
Anyway, here is the healthy peanut butter frosting recipe:
Healthy Peanut Butter Frosting
Makes 12 servings. Requires about 15 minutes from start to finish.
1 1/4 cups vanilla non-fat Greek yogurt
1 cup powdered peanut butter (PB2)
1 cup Splenda or Truvia
1 tsp vanilla extract
Blend all ingredients together in a medium-sized mixing bowl for 1-2 minutes on high speed. Ready to spread on a cooled-off cake or cupcakes!
Nutrition Facts for average of 3 popular peanut butter frosting recipes: Serving Size: 2 Tbsp: 165 calories, 10.5 grams of fat (3.5 grams of saturated fat), 75 mg sodium, 17 grams of carbohydrate (1 carb choice), 0.5 grams of fiber, 11.5 grams of sugar, 3 grams of protein