Yogurt Overnight Oats are a fun and easy make-ahead breakfast or healthy snack. Just 5-minutes to prep and made with a handful of simple ingredients, these delicious overnight oats with yogurt are protein-packed, healthy, and gluten-free.
Overnight Oats with Yogurt
Prior to having my son I never put much thought into breakfast. Fast forward to motherhood and mornings look a whole lot different. A whole lot crazier.
Overnight oats have been a real lifesaver.
And these overnight oats with yogurt are one of my favorite ways to enjoy this awesome and healthy breakfast. Easy, no-cook, meal-prep friendly, the whole family loves them! The yogurt adds extra protein and awesome creaminess.
These Yogurt Overnight Oats Are:
- Made with simple ingredients
- Meal-prep friendly
- Delicious for up to 5 days (when stored in the refrigerator)
- Easy to transport
- High in protein
- Easily modified to be gluten-free and vegan
- Perfect for busy mornings
- Quick-cooking oats: Remember to purchase and use gluten-free rolled oats if you’re sensitive to gluten.
- Fresh fruit (optional): For this recipe, I added strawberries. Other delicious fruit includes raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, mango, peaches, and nectarines.
- Yogurt: Use your favorite yogurt. To make this recipe vegan, use a plant-based, dairy-free yogurt.
- Milk: This recipe is great with cow’s milk or your favorite non-dairy milk including almond milk, soy milk, oat milk, coconut milk, etc.
- Chia seeds: Chia seeds are high in fiber and protein plus they help make your oats extra creamy.
- Sweetener: I love adding a little honey. Keep this recipe vegan by adding maple syrup instead.
How to Make Overnight Oats with Yogurt
- Transfer the rolled oats, milk, yogurt, fresh fruit (I added strawberries), chia seeds, and sweetener to a bowl and mix well to combine.
- (Optional) Divide and transfer the combined oats and yogurt to individual single-serve mason jars. Layer with fresh fruit and jam, if desired.
- Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or seal the jars with a tight-fitting lid. Transfer to the refrigerator for 4-12 hours, or until the oats are softened, chewy, and thickened.
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.
Favorite Toppings and Mix-Ins
- Nut butter
- Protein powder
- Chocolate chips or cacao nibs
- Flax seeds or hemp seeds
- Almond or vanilla extract
- Jam or jelly
- Dried fruit
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Overnight Oats with Yogurt
- 2 cups quick-cooking rolled oats - see notes
- 2 cups milk - see notes
- 2 cups low-fat Greek yogurt - see notes
- 1 cups fresh fruit - chopped
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1½ teaspoon honey - optional
- Fresh fruit - chopped
- Fruit jam - 1-2 tsp per serving
- Transfer the rolled oats, milk, yogurt, fresh fruit (I added strawberries), chia seeds, and honey to a large bowl and mix well to combine.
- (Optional) Divide and transfer the combined oats and yogurt to individual serving jars. Layer with fresh fruit and jam, if desired.
- Cover with plastic wrap/seal jars with a tight-fitting lid and transfer to the refrigerator for 4-12 hours, or until the oats have softened and thickened.
- Oats: If you’re sensitive to gluten, be sure to purchase gluten-free rolled oats.
- Milk: This recipe is great with all types of milk including cow milk, almond milk, soy milk, oat milk, coconut milk, etc.
- Yogurt: To make this recipe vegan, use your favorite plant-based, dairy-free yogurt.
- Sweetener: To make this recipe vegan, swap the honey for maple syrup.
- When stored in the refrigerator and in an air-tight container, these yogurt overnight oats are good for up to 5 days.
(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and specific brands of ingredients used.)