Of course, not every trend on social media is something we’re on board with—namely, drinking bone broth as a meal replacement or noshing on NyQuil chicken. Sigh. However, when it’s a dreamy, fluffy loaf of yogurt bread packed with protein and it's registered dietitian-approved, you bet we’re all ears.
With just a few simple steps and minimal downtime, you can easily whip together a fresh batch of make-your-house-smell-like-heaven bread, and we have not one but two genius ways to do it. More importantly, both methods are appropriate for bakers of all skill levels—no prior experience is required.
Grab that jar of berry jam (and peanut butter) (or hummus) because this pillowy-soft bread recipe is calling your name.
How to make protein-packed yogurt bread with two simple ingredients
There are two great ways to make yogurt bread: One’s more akin to a flatbread; the other is fluffy a la Wonder Bread.
We’ll start with the flatbread, which also happens to technically fall into the no-bake recipe category. In a recent TikTok video by @chicago.dietitian, Samar Kullab, MS, RDN, a registered dietitian, shows us how to make a high-protein, two-ingredient bread...in a pan (no oven needed). First, she starts by combining one cup of self-rising flour and one cup of Greek yogurt in a large bowl. Then she kneads the dough until the ingredients are fully incorporated.
@chicago.dietitian Literally just 1 cup of Greek yogurt & 1 cup of self rising flour! #dietitian #nutrition #highprotein #healthyrecipes #healthybread ♬ original sound - Samar Kullab MS, RDN
On a floured surface, Kullab portions the dough ball into six equal portions and, using a rolling pin, flattens the dough to form a flatbread. Once all the dough is rolled out, she adds a splash of avocado oil to a nonstick pan over medium heat and cooks the bread on each side until golden brown. The result is crispy on the outside but soft and fluffy on the inside flatbread. (Kullab notes that you can also use the same dough to make a pizza or bagel.) Of course, like most bread recipes, the fun part is the toppings, which she says is up to your creativity. For some inspiration, she recommends pairing it with your favorite dip or a drizzle of olive oil, chopped cilantro, salt, pepper, and parmesan.
Up next is a super fluffy, two-ingredient yogurt bread recipe. In a recent Instagram post by @lilsipper, Bethany Ugarte-Cameron shows how to make her famous cumulus cloud-like yogurt bread, which gets its delicious texture thanks to a basic cooking technique. She adds one cup of egg white powder (available on Amazon) and one cup of water in a large bowl to make it. Then, the most important part: she whips the mixture until stiff peaks form. Using a spatula, Ugarte-Cameron gently adds one cup of yogurt in small batches and gently folds it in, being careful not to deflate the whipped eggs. Next, she transfers the batter to a lined pan or cookie cheap (basically whichever shape you prefer) and bakes it at 350°F for about 40 minutes.
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According to Ugarte-Cameron, you’ll know when it's ready when the center is no longer wet—so feel free to add on a few minutes until the desired consistency is achieved.
Yogurt bread is great for you, BTW
Aside from its delicious flavor and ease of preparation, another one of our favorite things about yogurt bread trend is that it’s loaded with nutrients.
On its own, yogurt has impressive health benefits. Namely, it’s rich in calcium, protein, and potassium. For context, a three-quarter cup serving of Fage Greek yogurt has 18 grams of protein, 200 milligrams of calcium (about 15 percent of your daily value), and 260 milligrams of potassium (about six percent of your daily value). The egg white recipe will contain an extra boost of protein, too.
What’s more, it’s often enriched with vitamin D, which studies have shown may help improve bone density and prevent cardiovascular disease. That said, it’s important to note that due to the fact that you’re heating the yogurt bread at high temperatures to cook the dough, you may not reap all of its probiotic benefits, as the delicate, live microorganisms are sensitive to heat.
An RD shares a guide to alternative yogurts:
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