This Strawberry Yogurt Overnight Oats Recipe has been sponsored by Dannon & Mott’s®. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Say goodbye to sugar-loaded breakfast battles with super easy, make-ahead STRAWBERRY YOGURT OVERNIGHT OATS made with Dannon Light & Fit Strawberry and Vanilla Yogurt. A family favorite, even my 3-year-old can’t get enough!Jump to Recipe
Prior to having my son I never put much thought into breakfast. In fact, before he was born breakfast usually consisted of coffee and toast or a cup of yogurt. Simple, easy, grab-n-go; the best kind of breakfast for anyone who only has to think about themselves.
Fast forward four years and only two things remain constant: coffee and grab-n-go.
Over the past several years, and especially now that Octavian is fast as lightning, stubborn as a mule and as clever as a fox, I always have to be one step ahead of him. Full disclosure- this only happens about two percent of the time, but that two percent is so worth it!
Fortunately, I discovered one breakfast solution that makes the WHOLE family happy…
OVERNIGHT OATS WITH YOGURT!
Protein packed and loaded with fiber, these Strawberry Overnight Oats taste amazing are super healthy.
Plus, they meet all my must-have criteria for an awesome, easy breakfast-
- Simple, healthy ingredients.
- Can be made ahead-of-time.
- Made in bulk for the week.
- Can be taken in the car, to work, to school, etc.
- Minimal amounts of sugar- aka the healthy (fiber, protein, etc.) outweighs the sugar content.
- Octavian will eat it.
Finding something that meets all these criteria is not easy. I have about two, maybe three, of these miracle breakfasts up my sleeve and these Strawberry Yogurt Overnight Oats are BY FAR the favorite with the two boys in my life.
INGREDIENTS IN STRAWBERRY YOGURT OVERNIGHT OATS
- Quick cook oats
- Chia seeds
That’s it! So super easy to mix together a big batch of these glorious strawberry overnight oats before bed and leave the morning to more important things like… coffee.
SO WHAT’S GOING ON IN THESE STRAWBERRY YOGURT OVERNIGHT OATS?
Delicious strawberry yogurt and oats. That’s what. I’m actually getting seriously hungry as I write this since, despite the multiple jars of overnight oats I prepared, they were gone in less than 36 hours. One growing boy and one grown boy can eat a lot of food…
Anywho, in each bowl of Strawberry Overnight Oats, you will find,
- Protein. And lots of it. Thanks to the protein from the oats and milk, I also loaded these bowls with Strawberry and Vanilla Dannon Light & Fit Greek Yogurt to give them that little extra punch of protein.
- Fiber. Oh yes, my friends. Fiber does a body good. Those quick cook oats have 4 grams per serving and I added some chia seeds to boot.
- Fresh fruit. Overnight oats and fruit are a match made in heaven and fresh strawberries are the perfect complement to the Strawberry and Vanilla Yogurt.
- Sanity. Mornings are hard. Strawberry Overnight oats make them better.
WHAT MAKES DANNON LIGHT & FIT GREEK YOGURT SO AMAZING?
I recently discovered Dannon Light & Fit Greek Yogurt from my local Ralph’s store and I am obsessed! Right there in the yogurt section, I don’t know what’s taken me so long to pick up a package (or 5).
Just 80 calories per cup, these delicious and creamy yogurt cups have 12 grams of protein EACH and just 6 grams of sugar. A yogurt with twice as much protein as sugar is a rare find in the yogurt world.
Plus, they come in a variety of delicious flavors. So, sample away, my friends!
Since Mondays are hard for everyone in my house, I have started preparing a big batch of overnight oats with yogurt on Sunday night to get us ready for the week. Strawberry has been the overwhelming favorite, however, sometimes I give Octavian the option to pick the flavor of the week. Raspberry or blueberry are his other favorites (not surprising, my child is a berry lover). Since Octavian sometimes takes a jar of overnight oats with yogurt to school or my husband will sneak a jar for dessert, they don’t last long (the dog likes the spilled leftovers, too).
Which reminds me, a bowl of spilled overnight oats is about a million times easier to clean up compared to a bowl of cereal.
And when you’re a mom, with a to-do list a mile long and clean laundry that never gets folded, those few extra seconds are everything.
HOW TO PREPARE OVERNIGHT OATS WITH YOGURT
- In a bowl. Depending on your mood or your family preference, you can mix up your overnight oats in a big bowl, cover, refrigerate and leave it as is (this is how I do it 90% of the time).
- Or you can be fancy and put them in jars.
When I first started making overnight oats I always put them in jars as a way to entice Octavian into eating. I soon realized that wasn’t necessary since he loved them so much. Now I usually just put them in jars if I’m trying something new, need a few ready and available as a grab and go snack or lunch, or if I know people are coming over for breakfast and I don’t feel like cooking.
…or as a special request from my husband because the man would happily eat them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
TRY THESE OTHER OVERNIGHT OAT RECIPES
To make my life extra easy I also keep Mott’s 100% Juice Pouches and Danimals on hand for those emergency “omg!! we’re already five minutes late” mornings or as a quick on-the-go snack for Octavian.
In fact, Octavian loves the Danimals Smoothies so much that I usually save them as his dessert or use them as a reward. Totally fine by me as Danimal Smoothies are high in vitamin D and Calcium, contain no artificial colors or flavors and have no high fructose corn syrup.
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Healthy, delicious and loved by the whole family, these Strawberry Yogurt Overnight Oats are packed full of gluten-free rolled oats, Greek yogurt, fresh strawberries, milk, and chia seeds for an easy, grab-n-go, protein-packed breakfast!!
- chopped stawberries
- strawberry jam 1 tsp per cup
Mix together all ingredients in a large mixing bowl until ingredients are fully combined. Transfer to individual jars, layering with strawberries, strawberry jam or additional Dannon Light & Fit Greek Yogurt, if desired. Cover each jar with a tight fitting lid and transfer to the refrigerator.
Store in the refrigerator for 4-12 hours to thicken.