7 Sneaky Yogurt Desserts That Are Surprisingly Tasty (Recipes)

Whether you love the tangy richness that yogurt brings, appreciate making healthier substitutions in your desserts or just happen to have a big tub of the stuff at home and don't know what to do with it, the versatile, creamy food lends itself particularly well to dessert-making.

From cheesecake to cookies, you'd be amazed at all the things you can make with a spoonful of plain yogurt!

Note: For the most part, you can swap Greek yogurt for regular and vice versa. But keep in mind that the Greek stuff tends to be a lot thicker, so you'll probably want to use full-fat in place of Greek, even if the recipe calls for nonfat Greek yogurt.

Happy snacking!

1. Baked Gingerbread Donuts with Lemon Yogurt Glaze

Sure, it's a little early in the year for gingerbread, but who cares? These are yummy!

2. Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake with a Chocolate Cinnamon Swirl

Who would have thought you can do so much with yogurt? Depending on the crust you use, you can make this ridiculously low-calorie without sacrificing taste. So if you're like me and cheesecake is a major reason why dieting is hard, this is the dessert recipe for you.

3. Cantaloupe and Greek Yogurt Tart with Mint Sugar

WOW. How gorgeous is that? Good news: This stunning no-bake treat is every bit as delicious and refreshing as it is pretty. Make it the day before and serve it to wildly impressed guests -- brunch, maybe?

4. Greek Yogurt Chocolate Chip Cookies

With protein-packed, thick Greek yogurt, coconut oil, whole wheat flour and sumptuous dark chocolate chips, this is definitely a healthier spin on the classic cookie recipe. You can totally use all-purpose/white flour instead of wheat, but if you do you'll want to decrease the yogurt by around two tablespoons, since the dense wheat flour tends to soak up moisture.

5. Yogurt Vanilla Bean Flan

Yep, that's right -- you can even make FLAN out of that magical mixture known as yogurt, and it's dang good too. Who would have thought?

6. Skinny Vanilla Bean Cheesecake Popsicles

With only 128 calories and six ingredients per creamy pop, you'll come for the nutrition but stay for the amazingly not-skinny taste you get with the light cream cheese, light milk and yogurt.

7. Tart Cherry Frozen Yogurt

This light and fresh dessert is the perfect snack to make on a warm day, and it provides a great excuse to use that ice cream maker, even if you're trying to eat a little healthier these days.