The best way to start any morning is with a VANILLA OVERNIGHT OAT BREAKFAST BOWL WITH FRUIT. Filled with gluten-free oats, mixed fruit, nuts, seeds and yogurt, these bowls of Overnight Oats with Yogurt are not only healthy but also delicious.
I am all about Overnight Oats here at The Forked Spoon and include these other delicious breakfast bowls- Strawberry Yogurt Overnight Oats, Peach Overnight Oats, and Pumpkin Pie Yogurt Overnight Oats.Jump to Recipe
It’s fair to say that Overnight Oats are quite possibly the best thing to happen to breakfast since sliced bread.
I’m so serious, you guys.
If you’re new to Overnight Oats (it’s ok, we all have to start somewhere) let me share with you why.
WHY OVERNIGHT OATS ARE THE BEST THING SINCE SLICED BREAD
- They’re great for kids. How do I know this? I have a child who eats about 1% of the food I make and he loves these Vanilla Overnight Oat Breakfast Bowls with Fruit.
- They’re also great for husbands. How do I know this? I also have a husband who eats 100% of what I cook and he has proclaimed that this is the best breakfast EVER!!
- Overnight Oats are super easy to clean up. No milk or cereal spills and definitely no tiny toast crumbs.
- You can make Overnight Oats in practically every single flavor known to man.
- You can MEAL PREP overnight oats- including these Vanilla Overnight Oat Breakfast Bowls with Fruit- for the whole week…for the whole family!
- That means no breadcrumbs!
Like I said, way better than sliced bread.
INGREDIENTS IN THIS VANILLA OVERNIGHT OAT BREAKFAST BOWL WITH FRUIT
- Old fashioned oats
- Greek yogurt
- Chia Seeds
- Vanilla Extract
- All the toppings
In other words, the ingredients are super simple.
But do you know what is even simpler? Making the Vanilla Overnight Oats.
All you need to do is place the ingredients in a jar, mix really well, refrigerate for at least 4 hours and BAM! That’s it. Your very own Vanilla Overnight Oat Breakfast Bowl (minus the fruit) is ready. But what about all those fancy toppings?
TOPPINGS ON THIS VANILLA OVERNIGHT OAT BREAKFAST BOWL WITH FRUIT
- Fruit. fresh or frozen. I had raspberries, pomegranates, blueberries, and banana, so that’s what you see.
- Nuts. sliced almonds are my fav.
- Seeds. Trader Joe’s has a great nut and seed blend that basically takes the guesswork out of overnight oats.
- Other stuff- honey, peanut butter, coconut chips, coca nibs, GO WILD!
Anyway, as I mentioned, this is actually my husband’s favorite breakfast food. He asks for it all the time, but I always forget to make it until the next morning. Super healthy and SUPER easy to make, it’s the perfect breakfast to have ready and waiting for the fam when I feel too crappy to even think about breakfast in the morning. It’s also a great grab-n-go breakfast jar (although I do not recommend eating and driving).
Given the overwhelming amount of love for overnight oats expressed by my family, I have made them in several flavors and still have several flavors still in the works…
- Strawberry Yogurt Overnight Oats
- Strawberry Banana Overnight Oats with Peanut Butter
- Cherry Overnight Oats with Cherry Banana Nice Cream
- Mango Melon Overnight Oats
- Blueberry Almond Overnight Oats with Honey
- Raspberry Almond Overnight Oats
- Espresso Overnight Oats with Almond Butter
- Pineapple Coconut Overnight Oats
- Chocolate Hazelnut Overnight Oats
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The best way to start any morning is with a bowl of Vanilla Overnight Oats with Fruit. Filled with gluten-free oats, mixed fruit, nuts, seeds and yogurt, these bowls of Overnight Oats with Yogurt are not only healthy but also delicious.
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 1 cup greek yogurt I used vanilla
- 1 cup milk any milk works
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- Fruit (go CRAZY!): banana, berries, pomegranate, etc. (fresh or frozen)
- Nuts: slivered almonds, cashews, pistachios
- Seeds: Trader Joe's has an amazing grain and seed blend
- Dried fruit: cranberries, blueberries, raisins
In a large mason jar or container with a secure lid, combine the oats, yogurt, milk, chia seeds and vanilla extract. Mix well. Cover with an airtight lid and store in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours to overnight.
When ready to eat, you can dump toppings directly into the jar or divide into bowls and add toppings.