Easy Homemade Yogurt Recipe

Easy Homemade Yogurt

Easy, frugal homemade yogurt so delicious you’ll never go back to store bought!

I have been curious about making yogurt for a long time but I always assumed it was much more work than it is. When I finally decided to make it I took something from the 2 recipes over at Kitchen Simplicity and Keeper Of The Home. Between the two recipes I was able to create a recipe that is super simple and delicious!

Serve this yogurt either plain, in smoothies, with some fresh fruit or topped with granola. Any way you you eat it is sure to be a winner!

Easy Homemade Yogurt Recipe

Rating: 51

Easy Homemade Yogurt Recipe


  • Milk (I use whole milk, but you can make yogurt with any fat percentage of milk you prefer)
  • Yogurt (plain) with live, active cultures (2 teaspoons per 2 quarts)


Pour 2 quarts of milk in a pan & heat on medium heat, stiring often with a whisk.

Heat until the milk is very hot when you touch it with a clean finger.

Remove from heat & set aside to cool until you can you can comfortably put your finger in it but it’s still warm.

Add 2 teaspoons of yogurt & whisk to combine.

Put lid on pot, wrap in several clean towels & place it in the oven.

DO NOT turn the oven on. Turn the oven light on for some warmth & let yogurt sit for 8-12 hours (Mine is usually about 10 hours).

Store in airtight containers in the fridge for 7-14 days (mine is always gone before day 7!).

If you prefer Greek yogurt (I do!) Line a mesh strainer with cheese cloth or a tea towel & let is strain for about an hour (any longer & it is super thick! If it’s too thick for you just add some of the liquid back in until you reach the desired consistency. It thickens once it is refrigerated so I usually put mine in the fridge to strain & then transfer to mason jars.


Looking for a Crock-Pot Version? Check out our sister site’s recipe for Crock-Pot Homemade Yogurt!

Cranberry Orange Granola Recipe

Orange Cranberry Granola

Let’s face it, granola in the stores is pricey. A bag of granola where I live can easily run $3.00 -$4.00 for a 16 oz. bag. But making your own is so simple and frugal too. This cranberry orange granola recipe runs me about $1.50 in ingredients. Much cheaper. Plus I have 100% control of the ingredients in my granola. No artificial sweeteners, colors or preservatives. Just good old-fashioned ingredients! And it could not be easier. It literally takes me minutes to whip up a batch of granola on a Sunday night after the kids go to bed and I have an easy breakfast in the morning all-week long. I like to eat my granola with a little soy milk or over some nice vanilla Greek yogurt. But my husband likes to eat his plain straight from the jar or bag.

No matter how you like to eat your granola give this recipe a try…it’s a winner in my book!

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Cranberry Orange Granola Recipe

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Cranberry Orange Granola Recipe



Pre-heat oven to 350°,

Using a zester, zest your orange and then cut in in half and juice it.

Throw orange rind away.

Combine oats, cranberries, honey, oil, pecans, cinnamon, orange zest and orange juice in a large bowl.

Stir well to combine and throughout coat the oats with the liquids.

Dump contents of of bowl onto two large rimmed baking sheets.

Bake for 40-45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes or until everything is nicely toasted and golden brown.

Let cool and transfer to an airtight container. Can be stored at room temperature for up to 2 weeks (but it won't last that long it is SO tasty!


Feel free to add more cranberries or nuts to your liking or swap out the kind of nut to your favorite. I have made this with almonds, walnuts and even sunflower seeds!


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