The perfect pairing – flavorful peaches and creamy yogurt! This family-friendly Peach Yogurt is made with simmered fresh or frozen peaches and a few spices, before being swirled into creamy yogurt. Top with granola and or any fun toppings for the perfect snack or lunch side. For ages 6+ months.
Medically reviewed and co-written by Jamie Johnson, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), and Lauren Braaten, Pediatric Occupational Therapist (OT).
Easy Peach Yogurt
Do you feel like you’re stuck in a rut, buying the same kinds of yogurt for your kids over and over?
Then let this peach yogurt be your inspiration to try something new!
Tasty and satisfyingly simple – this Peach Yogurt is a perfect way to introduce your baby, toddler, (or picky eater) to new flavors in a subtle way.
This easy peach yogurt can be made with fresh or frozen peaches and is lower in sugar and has no added preservatives or flavors compared to store-bought peach yogurt. Plus, you can use any leftover peach yogurt to add flavor to other foods, like topping oatmeal or pancakes, adding to smoothies, or homemade popsicles.
If you are looking for more easy and healthy yogurt recipes for your little one, then be sure to check out my Blueberry Yogurt, Strawberry Yogurt, Banana Yogurt, Fruit-Filled Yogurt Parfait, DIY Yogurt Tubes, or these delicious Yogurt Pancakes or Muffins. You can also find more recipes and information in my best-selling cookbook Little Foodies: Recipes for Babies and Toddlers with Taste.
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Reasons to Love this Peach Yogurt
- Adds a fun twist to plain yogurt
- Easy to make using fresh or frozen peaches
- Perfect for baby-led weaning, traditional spoon-feeding, toddlers, and big kids
- Good source of protein, fats, probiotics, and antioxidants
- Customizable – make a blend of different fruit that needs to be used up, such as peach + mango + banana for even more flavor
- Lower in sugar and no added preservatives
- Freezer friendly
- Yogurt: plain whole milk yogurt is best, either regular or Greek style. For a dairy-free version, you can do any plain plant-based yogurt you prefer – almond, cashew, oat, etc.
- Peaches: you can fresh or frozen pitted and peeled peaches
- Nutmeg: you can also add in a dash of cinnamon, vanilla extract, cloves or all of them since peaches are great for holding onto a bunch of warming spices.
- Maple Syrup: optional – for toddlers and kids, you could also use honey (for babies over 1) or agave nectar.
Recipe Tip: Sub other spices based on your preference – ginger, cardamon, clove, nutmeg, and vanilla bean all work well here.
Benefits of Peach Yogurt
Peach yogurt has many health benefits for babies, toddlers, adults and everyone in between. It provides many of the nutrients our bodies need for different functions in every stage of life.
- Yogurt is an excellent source of calcium, needed for bone growth and development, one cup has almost half of the recommended daily value for adults.
- If yogurt contains live active cultures, these are probiotics, which are helpful for a healthy gut and digestion.
- Whole milk yogurt, recommended for kids 2 and under, has fats necessary for brain development.
- A good source of vitamin C and A, peaches are a great immune-booster, and have plenty of antioxidants.
- In a medium saucepan, add the peaches, water, and nutmeg, and cook over medium-low heat for 5 minutes (fresh peaches) – 10 minutes (frozen peaches). Add in the maple syrup, if using.
- Using a slotted spoon, transfer the peaches to a blender or food processor, leaving all excess water in the saucepan. You do not want to add any additional liquids or the puree might be too thin. Starting on low and increasing to high speed, puree the peaches until smooth and creamy. You can also use an immersion blender to blitz the peaches.
- Stir into yogurt and enjoy!
Time-Saving Tip: while we love making this recipe using simmered peaches, if you are short on time, you can simply blend frozen and thawed peaches (and their juices) with nutmeg and maple syrup until smooth.
While this yogurt is amazing by itself, toppings and yogurt are always a good idea. Here are some of our favorite toppings to add:
- hemp seeds
- drizzle of honey (over 1 year of age)
- chopped berries
- sliced bananas
- sprinkle of ground flax seeds
What Yogurt is Best
When choosing yogurt for your baby and toddler, look for a whole milk yogurt that contains a variety of live active cultures. Yogurt that’s plain or has no added sugar and is organic is also preferable.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you can freeze peach yogurt for up to 2 months. After that, the taste and texture won’t be as optimal. You can also freeze the peach puree on its own for up to 4 months.
Yes, the peaches need to be peeled in order to create a nice, smooth texture for the puree.
Store this peach yogurt in the fridge for up to 4 days. You can also freeze the peach puree for up to 4 months. We recommend freezing the puree in a silicone baby food freeze tray or an ice cube tray for easy portion sizes. Simply take out the amount you want to thaw and add to yogurt whenever you want.
- Mix this peach puree with Greek yogurt for easier eating – Greek yogurt is slightly thicker than standard yogurt, which can be helpful for babies starting solids because it sticks a little more to spoons and fingers.
- Pre-loading a spoon is a great way to help your baby be more successful in the early stages of self-feeding. Simply dip a spoon like the NumNum GOOtensil or ChooMee Starter Spoon into the yogurt so that it sticks to the utensil and allow baby to grab the spoon.
- Make it worth your time – this recipe can easily be doubled to make enough for the whole family and to freeze for later!
- Use leftover peach puree in other recipes – if you’ve got a picky eater, don’t stop with mixing this puree into just yogurt. Plan out other opportunities for gradual exposures to peaches by adding this puree to pancakes, baked goods, oatmeal, or even topping ice cream with it. Creating more exposures will help your picky eater become more familiar with the flavor, and often increases the chances they will like it!
Get the recipe: The Perfect Peach Yogurt (3 ingredients)
- 2 cups plain whole milk yogurt, or plain plant-based yogurt
- 2 cups peaches (peeled and pitted) or frozen and thawed
- 2 tbsp water
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg
- 2-3 tbsp maple syrup, optional
- In a medium saucepan, add the peaches, water, and nutmeg.
- Cook over medium-low heat for 5 minutes (fresh peaches) – 10 minutes (frozen peaches). Stir in the maple syrup.
- Pulse with an immersion blender or transfer the peaches to a blender or food processor and puree for 1-2 minutes until smooth. You can make this as chunky or smooth as you prefer.
- Stir into yogurt and enjoy!
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