Overnight Oats Recipe with Yogurt

Last Updated on December 3, 2023 by Ellen Christian

You are going to love this overnight oats recipe with yogurt! Make a batch of this overnights oat yogurt for a healthy breakfast on even the busiest mornings.

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Overnight oats recipe with yogurt

Overnight Oats Recipe with Yogurt

It’s not like I can get everyone up at one time and make one breakfast. I have people wandering in and out of the kitchen all morning looking for something to eat and I do not have time to make breakfast four times a day.

Yes, I could make muffins or quick bread but that’s difficult to do since Sarah is gluten intolerant. She needs a gluten-free breakfast but not everyone enjoys the taste of gluten-free bread and baked goods.

 Thankfully, I can buy gluten-free oats at the grocery store to make this overnight oats recipe with yogurt. Please be certain your oats actually say gluten-free as many brands are cross-contaminated with gluten and are not gluten-free.

You may also enjoy this banana smoothie with ice.

Overnight oats recipe – vegan

I was inspired to make this overnight oats recipe with yogurt as part of the #PinterestRemakes group. The original pin used strawberry jam which I don’t have so I substituted fresh chopped strawberries instead.

It helps keep the sugar content down as well. I also left out the chia seeds since I don’t have any and cannot find them at the grocery store locally.

While I used Greek yogurt for mine, you could definitely make this same recipe with some type of soy-based or almond milk-based vegan yogurt. That would make the recipe suitable for anyone that is lactose intolerant or vegan.

Which oats are best for overnight oats?

Old fashioned rolled oats are the best choice for this overnight oats recipe. The quick-cooking or instant kinds will turn to mush which is not at all tasty. You could use steel-cut oats but expect them to be very chewy and not a traditional oatmeal consistency.

overnight oats with chia seeds in a glass

How do you do overnight oats?

Just check out the easy recipe at the bottom of the post. It’s basically one part oats and one part the milk of your choice. Anything extra you add like seeds or fruits is fine as well. Adding chia seeds is very popular as well.

I used strawberries and bananas in my recipe but you can easily change the fruit and use whatever is in season: raspberries, blueberries, chopped apple, applesauce, chopped pears, etc. Use what you have available locally to keep the cost down.

Overnight oats recipe with yogurt

This makes one serving so simply double or triple the recipe to feed everyone. You can customize each one by adding different fruits and different sweeteners.  If you like your oatmeal sweet, you can add some raw honey or real maple syrup to it as well.

Are overnight oats good for you?

Oatmeal is definitely one of the healthiest breakfasts that you can have if you do not add a lot of sugar or buy the little instant packages. And, when you make this overnight oats recipe, it has the added benefit of not being cooked. That means the oats retain more of their nutrients. Just watch the sugar and sweeteners and you have a great healthy breakfast recipe.

strawberries on a cutting board

Do overnight oats need to be refrigerated?

Yes, after you put them together, they should be refrigerated overnight. And, you should eat them within 24 hours of making them for the best taste. I generally make them the night before right after dinner. And, that way everyone can grab one when they wake up.

You can pre-slice the fruits as well. And, everyone can add whatever type of fresh fruit they like to top their breakfast. Strawberries and bananas are our favorite. But, you could use whatever is in season. Apples and chopped nuts work really well too.

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Overnight Oats Recipe with Yogurt

Overnight oats recipe with yogurt
Overnight Oats Recipe with Yogurt
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1/2 c. rolled oats (not quick cooking)
  • 1/2 c. plain Greek yogurt
  • 2/3 c. milk
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh strawberries
  • 1 small banana, mashed


  1. Mix all the ingredients in a Mason jar, cover with a lid, and allow the mixture to sit in the refrigerator overnight.
  2. In the morning, stir in the desired mix-ins and enjoy.


Substitute whatever type of fruit you like.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 204Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 65mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 4gSugar: 9gProtein: 12g

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22 thoughts on “Overnight Oats Recipe with Yogurt”

  1. Your Overnight Oats look delicious!   Hope you have a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Come Back Soon! Miz Helen
  2. I hope this isn't a silly question. Normally when I eat oatmeal, it is a hot breakfast. Is this intended to be eaten cold? Looks yummy either way! 
  3. I've seen a lot of my friends post these in my FB stream but I've never actually asked anyone how they make them. I really didn't realize how easy it is! Banana and Strawberries is one of my favorite flavor combos, I'm so trying this next week.
  4. I have actually been looking for a recipe like this. I like that it is just regular oatmeal and not steel cut, I have trouble finding those and when I do they are pricey. I actually have most of the ingredients on hand. 

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