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You are going to love this overnight oats recipe with yogurt! Everyone gets up at a different time at my house. I’m up at 5:30. My son is up at 6:30. My daughter is up at 9:30 and so on.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For more Pinterest Remakes, visit a few of my favorite blogs. Let me know if you try any of these projects yourself.
- Pumpkin Mini Baked Donuts Recipe with Apple Sauce by Our Family World
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- 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
- Mix all the ingredients in a Mason jar, cover with a lid, and allow the mixture to sit in the refrigerator overnight.
- In the morning, stir in the desired mix-ins and enjoy.
Substitute whatever type of fruit you like.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 204 Total Fat: 3g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 9mg Sodium: 65mg Carbohydrates: 33g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 9g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 12g
Ellen is a busy mom of a 22-year-old son and 27-year-old daughter. She owns 5 blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes that it doesn’t have to be difficult to lead a healthy life. She shares simple healthy living tips to show busy women how to lead fulfilling lives. If you’d like to work together, email firstname.lastname@example.org to chat.