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The Best Overnight Oats with Greek Yogurt

The Best Overnight Oats with Greek Yogurt are delicious and crazy simple, incredibly healthy breakfast that will make busy mornings a thing of your past!

Delicious breakfast of overnight oats with Greek yogurt, <span style='background-color:none;'>peanut butter</span><span style='background-color:none;'> </span>drizzle and fresh berries

My favorite toppings for this high protein breakfast are melted peanut butter and fresh berries! But some chopped nuts and dried cranberries are another great option.

Are you a big fan of oatmeal like me?

I swear I am on a mission to make everyone passionate oatmeal consumers! While I love hot oatmeal, this overnight oatmeal recipe is equal parts easy breakfast and delicious breakfast!

overnight oats greek yogurt recipe

These Greek Yogurt overnight oats are no exception, but what sets them apart is

  1. They are ridiculously easy to make.
  2. No cooking time! (You just need to meal prep ahead a little bit)
  3. You can make a big batch for the week and your future self WILL thank you for having a healthy, delicious breakfast meal plan ready to go each morning!

If you are new to meal planning or it’s your first time meal prepping these creamy overnight oats are a great way to get started!

Before we get to the recipe, here are a few questions I sometimes hear about making overnight oats with Greek Yogurt.

Are these overnight oats healthy?

Absolutely!! There are so many healthy ingredients in this recipe!

  • Old-fashioned oats are high in fiber, provide energy, and keep you full. (You can read more about the benefits of oats here)
  • 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 plain Greek yogurt (or vanilla) 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!
  • Milk is full of calcium, protein, and other nutrients. Non-dairy milk like almond milk or oat milk while not as nutritious is a great dairy free option!

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  • Topping this breakfast recipe off with high antioxidant berries or fresh fruit and a drizzle of all natural peanut butter for another healthy fat makes this a really balanced and nutritious breakfast. 
drizzling <span style='background-color:none;'>peanut butter</span><span style='background-color:none;'> </span>on healthy overnight oats
  • Natural sweetener of maple syrup, is 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 for any breakfast!

They’re like cute, healthy sprinkles!

healthy oatmeal for breakfast in mason jars

Overnight Oats Greek Yogurt FAQs

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 old-fashioned or rolled oats, but quick oats will work as well for this recipe. I would not use steel cut oats or Irish oats, as they are sometimes called.

Can I use a different kind of milk?

Yes! You can swap coconut milk or oat milk or goat milk or whatever is your preferred milk for the milk in this recipe.

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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!

It’s just very convenient to prep them at night, refrigerate the overnight oats with Greek Yogurt and then eat them the next morning! But you do you, boo!

Collage of greek yogurt overnight oats with text for pinterest

How long are overnight oats good for?

Your overnight oats should last 5 days in an airtight container 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!

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These easy overnight oats have a delicious creamy texture and are full of health benefits. 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!

Greek Yogurt Overnight Oats in glass jar with peanut butter, <span style='background-color:none;'>fresh berries</span><span style='background-color:none;'> </span>and almonds

Basic Overnight Oats Recipe with Greek Yogurt

Delicious breakfast of overnight oats with Greek yogurt, peanut butter drizzle and fresh berries

Overnight Oats with Greek Yogurt

Yield: 3 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Resting time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes

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!

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in medium bowl and whisk until all ingredients are well incorporated.
  2. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Notes

You can make individual serving sizes by dividing and storing the overnight oats in small canning jars, pyrex, or rubbermaid containers. I like to choose something that I can microwave as well as store in. 

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 270Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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7 Comments

  1. I love overnight oats but never tried it with greek yoghurt. Sounds very filling and delicious.So creamy too. I must give this a try. Saving the recipe.

  2. This has become my go-to recipe for a breakfast I can make weekly. I had gastric sleeve surgery and one recipe lasts me days and days. It is a good base recipe that, like your pics, I love adding berries, nut butter, spices, etc. I also love that it’s easy to remember. One cup of each and then 1 T chia. I sweeten differently based on my mood. Thanks!

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