Molasses Yogurt

October 18, 2006 at 6:29 pm (breakfast, My brain, Quick weeknight recipe, unrated)

I like blackstrap molasses, but have trouble finding non-dessert recipes that call for it. Last night I put 1/2 Tbs. molasses in 1/2 cup nonfat organic plain yogurt. I enjoyed it. In the past I have added lemon juice as well, which added a pleasant acidity.

Dr. Michael Greger in his anti-cancer talk said that we should never eat a citrus fruit without using the zest. So I thought I might add the zest from my grapefruit to 1 cup of molasses yogurt…. Woah. That’s intense. A whole grapefruit’s worth of zest makes it pretty bitter. The combination of the sour yogurt, the minerally molasses, and the bitter zest makes it taste almost alcoholic. Maybe half a grapefruit’s worth would be better.

I’m still looking for other non-dessert blackstrap recipes. If you have one to recommend please post a comment!


  1. zelly said,

    I add blackstrap molasses to canned organic pumpkin puree. The pumpkin is plain pureed kind. Note that it’s not the pumpkin pie stuff with added sugar and spices. I use about 2 tsps of molasses to .5 cup pumpkin. Some friends who have tasted this say that it’s too weird, but I really like it. Sometimes I add walnuts to it. Sometimes I have it with a bowl of nonfat yogurt and sunflower seeds and use my spoon to dip between the two concoctions. Okay, I’m exposing my strange food habits now.

  2. pennylane said,

    I am also always looking for non-dessert recipes with blackstrap. Here’s my favourite so far:

    Not very adventurous, I know. But it’s very good. I also knew someone who added it to cereal.

  3. liz said,

    My grandmother liked to dip apple slices in molasses for a snack. The health benefits of molasses may have served her well — she lived to 94. She wouldn’t have liked plain yogurt alongside it as a second dip, but I do, for breakfast. Another thought — mix molasses and balsamic vinegar for a pungent marinade, or to drizzle over sauteed kale, collard or other sharp greens.

    • Paula said,

      I like these suggestions. Thanks! I’m just now trying to incorporate molasses into my diet and want things other than desserts. I’m going to try both of these.

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