Overnight Oats Made With Yogurt

Overnight Oats with Yogurt

Some summer mornings, it’s just too hot for a bowl of steamy oats… on these days, overnight oats are my go-to recipe.

Here’s my easy, quick-fix (with a few minutes of prep the night before) recipe, that will fill you up and keep you cool, since there is no cooking with these oats!


  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup milk (almond, skim, hemp, soy, etc)
  • 1/2 banana, sliced
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • pinch of sea salt
  • pinch of stevia or a drizzle of honey (if you like a little extra sweetness like me)

The night before, combine the above in a bowl, stir, then cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge overnight.

In the morning, remove the plastic wrap and stir the ingredients again. You will notice the texture is very creamy, doughy, and thick. The oats absorb the liquid and become fluffy almost.


Topping choices are really endless. Here are a few of my favorites.

  • flaxseeds
  • flaxseed meal
  • strawberries, sliced
  • peaches, sliced
  • blueberries
  • raspberries
  • blackberries
  • dried fruits
  • almonds, cashews, walnuts, chia seeds, trail mix
  • nut butter (almond, peanut, cashew)
  • granola

A few more tips

  • You can make this breakfast as big or as little as you would like, meaning you could go 1/2 cup oats, 1/2 cup yogurt, 1/2 cup milk, or if you would like it to be a smaller meal, you could scale it down to 1/4 cup of each instead.
  • If you would like to make it vegan, like Angela at ohsheglows, just omit the yogurt and add twice as much milk (obviously a non-daily form like almond, soy, hemp).
  • You could add any of the above fruit in the overnight mixture, instead of a topping, for more of an infused flavor.
  • You could add other mix-ins to the overnight mixture, like cocoa, pumpkin puree, chia seeds…
  • Check out Kath’s list of overnight oats recipes. She is the Queen of all things oats.

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Aimee July 31, 2010 at 10:48 AM

Oooh, this sounds so tasty! Came here looking for a great bag, and found a tasty breakfast idea too. :)


Deb August 5, 2010 at 10:53 AM

I love do-ahead recipes and this one sounds easy and delicious!


Nikki December 3, 2012 at 8:25 PM

I just started eating this. I have heard about it for about a year all over food blogs, but never bothered with it, since I like my cooked oats so much. But the other night when I really wanted oatmeal but didn’t want to cook, I tried this (but not overnight) and it was soooo good! I have used both quick oats, and old fashioned rolled oats, and both are great, though I prefer the quick oats when eating right away, and the rolled oats if I am soaking overnight. I also only soak them in the yogurt overnight, then add the milk in the morning. They are actually great too, with just milk. I really like apple with it, and sometimes a little stevia… especially the English Toffee flavored stevia!! YUM!! Muesli is my new fave food!


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