The Best Overnight Oats with Greek Yogurt – This delicious and crazy simple breakfast will make harried mornings a thing of the past!
I love to top this high protein breakfast with melted peanut butter and fresh berries for a vibrant start to the day!
Are you a big fan of oatmeal like me?
I swear I am on a mission to make everyone passionate oatmeal consumers!
I also have my favorite stovetop oats, Banana Bread oatmeal!
These Greek Yogurt overnight oats are no exception, but what sets them apart is
- They are ridiculously easy to make.
- No cooking time! (You just need to prep ahead a little bit)
- You can make a big batch for the week and your future self WILL thank you for having a healthy, delicious breakfast ready to go each morning!
Overnight Oats with Greek Yogurt
Before we get to the recipe, here are a few questions I sometimes hear about making overnight oats with Greek Yogurt.
Is overnight oatmeal healthy?
Absolutely!! Oats are high in fiber, provide energy, and keep you full.
They are a great healthy carbohydrate–no reason to be scared of this kind of carb! I also love how FULL oats keep me!
By using Greek yogurt in your overnight oats increases the protein in the oatmeal as well, creating a more balanced breakfast than just a plain bowl of oatmeal. Definitely a win-win breakfast situation!
The sweetener in this version comes from a natural source: maple syrup, but you can use any natural sweetener you prefer. Maple syrup is high in antioxidants and is less calorie dense than honey. (Source)
I also like to use honey or Stevia depending on my mood and what’s in my cupboard. If you use flavored Greek yogurt you may not need any additional sweetener at all!
I also add chia seeds to this overnight oat recipe to increase the omega 3 benefits and healthy fats. Chia seeds are a great nutrition boost to sprinkle on any breakfast!
Not to mention a beautiful breakfast.
Can you warm up overnight oats with yogurt?
Yes! I actually prefer to microwave my overnight oats for about 30 seconds rather than eat them cold. They are delicious either way! Try them both ways and then decide for yourself!
What kind of oats do you use for overnight oats?
I normally use rolled oats, but instant oats will work as well for this recipe. I would not use steel cut oats or Irish oats, as they are sometimes called.
Do I have to let overnight oats set up all night?
No! As long as you let them set up for 3 or so hours they should be good to go!
How long are overnight oats good for?
Your overnight oats should last 5 days in the refrigerator! The oats will get a bit softer as the week goes on, but they are still delicious, just creamier as time goes by. Definitely not a bad thing!
Overnight oats greek yogurt is a healthy and mouth-watering start to your day! I love how simple this recipe is and you have a faster than fast food breakfast to enjoy!
If you store in a small mason jar you could even take it on the road with you as you drive to work!
I hope you enjoy making this recipe!! And if you’re anything like me your mouth is already watering thinking about this yummy breakfast!
If so, I’d love-love-love it if you would do me the favor of sharing this healthy breakfast recipe with your friends on Facebook, Pinterest, Insta– any social media spot you hang out!
Have you ever made overnight oats before?
Overnight Oats with Greek Yogurt
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup milk (I use almond)
- 1 cup Greek yogurt
- 1-2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tbsp chia seed
- dash salt
- Combine all ingredients in medium bowl and whisk until all ingredients are well incorporated.
- Cover and refrigerate overnight.