This healthy tiramisu recipe is made with homemade lady fingers that are gluten and grain free. A super creamy and high protein dessert, this Greek yogurt tiramisu is made with kaluha and dark chocolate, and of course, marscapone cheese!
Homemade Gluten and Grain Free Lady Fingers
This recipe has long been a favorite at our house! When I first decided to make a homemade tiramisu, I knew it would be a challenge to find gluten free lady fingers. I also didn’t want to buy a special pan only for lady fingers, that I would use maybe once a year.
This delicious vanilla coconut flour cake recipe from Elana’s Pantry was easy to adapt to make beautiful lady fingers.
After mixing together the simple ingredients, and then allowing the batter to sit and thicken for 5 minutes, I just add it to a plastic bag, and then I can pipe it onto a lined baking tray. They aren’t PERFECT lady fingers, but they look pretty good, and no one will see them once they are smothered in creamy greek yogurt marscapone cheese!
A Healthy Tiramisu Recipe
Yogurt is a favorite around our house. It’s the perfect dessert. Healthy, cool, creamy, high in protein . . . what’s not to like? My go-to late night sweet treat is a cup of yogurt with sliced frozen bananas, topped with nut butter, coconut, sometimes chocolate chips. Today, you’re here for tiramisu. Healthy tiramisu– Greek yogurt tiramisu– Gluten free tiramisu!
Maybe it’s my penchant for the tangy bite of yogurt, but I believe this is better than the original. I’ve always preferred frozen yogurt over ice cream. For those of you who are lactose intolerant, hopefully this version won’t leave you regretting your decision to indulge! Although I am lactose intolerant, my stomach tolerates yogurt quite well- thankfully, because it’s such a great source of calcium and protein. I used marscapone cheese (could it really be a tiramisu without it?), but if even that’s too much for you, I am sure this would be good without it.
Make this Your Own Gluten Free Tiramisu
- Make it Dairy Free: Substitute coconut Greek yogurt, and vegan cream cheese in place of the marscapone.
- Make it Alcohol Free: I like the Kahlua because it adds a sweet coffee flavor with only 1 ingredient. In place of it, you can use espresso sweetened with honey.
Greek Yogurt Tiramisu
- 6 eggs
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 6 tablespoons coconut flour
- 1/4 cup almond flour
- 2 1/2 cups greek yogurt*
- 9 ounces marscapone cheese
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 ounce 85% dark chocolate shaved
- 3-4 tablespoons Kahlua
- 3 teaspoons cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- Preheat over to 320º F.
- Mix the wet ingredients together in a small bowl along with the baking soda. Mix well to combine.
- Add the coconut flour and almond flour, mixing well until there are no clumps remaining. Do not worry about overstirring.
- Allow the mixture to sit for 5 minutes. The coconut flour is very absorbent, and the batter should thicken up considerably. If after 5 minutes the batter doesn't seem thick enough to pipe into lady fingers, add another tablespoon of coconut flour, mix well, and allow to sit another 5 minutes to thicken.
- Add the thickened batter to a plastic ziplock bag (or pastry bag). Cut a 1/2 inch slit in one corner, and pipe 2 1/2 inch long strips. Leave space between each one; the batter rises and spreads.
- Bake for 10 minutes. Let cool.
- Add the greek yogurt, marscapone cheese, honey and vanilla to a food processor bowl, and process for 30-45 seconds, until mixture is very smooth. This can also be done by hand.
- Put Kahlua in a small bowl, then dip cooled lady fingers in, soaking the bottom half of each one. Arrange soaked lady fingers along the bottom of a 8×8 baking dish. Cover the lady fingers with 1 cup of yogurt mixture, 1 teaspoon cocoa powder, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder, and 1 tablespoon chopped dark chocolate.
- Repeat for 2 more layers.
- Refrigerate to set. For pretty, well-set slices, it’s best to let it set overnight.
OTHER GREEK YOGURT DESSERT RECIPES:
- Vanilla Bean Greek Yogurt Cheesecake, by Sunkissed Kitchen
- Chocolate Covered Strawberry Greek Yogurt Tiramisu, by Sunkissed Kitchen
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Wow, this is awesome, Michelle! I really loved the idea of making your own lady fingers and using Greek yogurt. Pinning! I love Greek yogurt as well, it’s my late night snack too – just plain, I find it so creamy and satisfying. Great job with this cake! Keep it up!
I am not following a gluten free diet or anything but this healtheir version of tiramisu is calling my name. I plan to make this soon and I’m trying to avoid buying any extra ingrediants. What flours can I use instead of the coconut and almond flour?
Michelle Miller says
Hi Amie! This yogurt version is sooo good. Definitely less indulgent but equally as delicious as the classic. If you don’t want to make the homemade lady fingers, you could always just buy lady fingers and use the yogurt filling. Almond flour can be subbed with regular flour or all purpose gf flour, but coconut flour is very unique and there is no direct sub for it! You could also just look for a lady finger recipe that uses ingredients you use, and then come back and use my recipe for the rest. I also have Greek yogurt cheesecake recipes that you’d also love!
Thanks Olena! I love seeing your comments. Greek yogurt is the best dessert 🙂
Beauty Drugs (@sizzlinghinanaz) says
OMG yummie dish. You have described it in a well way. Yogurt is good for health. I will surely try this
Thanks! I’d love to hear if you do try it. Yogurt is the perfect dessert because it is so healthy- and so amazingly delicious!
Fernando lachica says
I made my classic tiramisu with lady fingers brushed with black coffee. This is lady finger free and its great. Maybe someday, I could make some added twist to this recipe. Thank you for posting this “heaven food”
Tiramisu is indeed “heaven food!”
Franc Ramon says
This type of tiramisu looks really tasty and also unique from the regular tiramisu.
Sin Yee says
Aw!!! I love tiramisu. I will try this in this coming weekend. Thanks for sharing~~
I’d love to hear if you like it!
OMG!! Im drooling over this.,, :'(
It’s pretty quick to make, and gets better as it sits in the fridge a few days. My boyfriend is begging for me to make another one.
Haha, I’d take yogurt over ice cream any day 🙂
oh my, you just got me drooling over here! that tiramisu looks really good! it’s also the first time i’ve seen a variation of it too, and whut, with greek yogurt to boot! i wanted to say i’d love to do it too, but as always, recipes intimidate me (for some reason) haha. i’ll just go ahead and indulge on a good cup of greek yogurt. >XD
Don’t be intimidated by recipes! If you buy the lady fingers, the greek yogurt mixture couldn’t be easier to make– this dessert would take you 10 minutes to throw together. Try it!
Woooww ,Thats an ultimte artcile you had written and i love cheese items much gotta go to try them hope posts like this from u
Rally L.C. says
Goddness Michelle, that looks mouth watering. I love sweets and your desert is making me break my promise that I will stay away from them for a while. Thank God I have some Greek yogurt in the house. 🙂
You don’t need to stay away from sweets if you make healthy ones! You should check out my chocolate chip mint smoothie (made with some very healthy ingredients, and only the sugar in the dark chocolate chips), and no-bake german chocolate cookie bars (sweetened entirely by fruit!).
Suzanne Rudge says
Oh boy this looks amazing and now I am hungry, LOL. I would love to see a post about your yogurt sundaes. They sound great!
Check back next week for more yogurt treats– the yogurt sundae post is also in the works!
Coconut flour actually tastes nothing like coconut! You can’t actually tell these lady fingers aren’t made with wheat– coconut and almond flours are amazing (and healthy!). But even if you buy lady fingers, the greek yogurt mixture in this is the best part!
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Alexa Santos says
Looks so yummy!! Thank you for this recipe! 🙂
Eng Tinkham says
This recipe reminds me of Mango float, I love to try one.. Thank you for the recipe!
i just have to say that I have been lookin’ for a healthy tiramisu version for quite some time now and this one is as good if not even better than that ordinary version of tiramisu. So thank you for this very delicious recpie. i love eaing healthy, that is why i think your recepies are great.
Thank you for taking the time to stop by and tell me! I love that recipe. I am working on a greek yogurt cheesecake recipe right now– so stop by later on for that one 🙂
Robyn @ simply fresh dinners says
Wow, Michelle, this dish is just perfection. I’m with you, I love the tangy taste of yogurt and add it to a lot of dishes. This is truly mouth watering as I’m a big fan of Kahlua as well. Black Russians, anyone? 🙂
Thank you Robyn! We love this recipe– it was made so many times last summer. I think I see a fruity version in our near future…!
Kristen @ The Endless Meal says
This looks so good! I love love love tiramisu and am all over this healthier version. Pinned!!
Thanks Kristen! It’s one of my favorite recipes. Yogurt <3
I also prefer frozen yogurt over ice cream! Saving this recipe for later! YUM!
Something about fro yo 🙂
My husband loves tiramusi. He would love this.
with the nutritional value is this 522 calories per serving (1 of 6) or for the whole dish?
The 522 is for a slice if you cut the cake into 6 slices — however, they are large slices! If you need to lower the calories, use a fat free greek yogurt, or just cut into 8 smaller slices.
Love this recipe!!!
I was just wondering, I bought no sugar added Greek yogurt. Is that okay? It seems like the recipe is not very sweet, did the Greek yogurt need to be sweetened? If so what should I do?
Michelle Miller says
I use plain yogurt! My desserts are all less sweet than standard recipes — I think you’ll find it doesn’t need any additional sugar!
This looks absolutely delicious and lighter with the use of yogurt.
As a lover of tiramisu, I look forward to trying it 🙂
Michelle Miller says
Thank you! I think you will love it — one of my favorites here.
Thank you for a wonderful recipe. I will try it next week. Have you tried using espresso instead of Kahlua?
Michelle Miller says
So funny! I was just thinking about making this for my boyfriend who doesn’t like alcohol in his food — I was thinking I would use espresso or strong instant coffee with a little vanilla and maple syrup. There’s no reason it wouldn’t work great!