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Looking for a quick and healthy breakfast? Try Overnight Oats with Yogurt! This no-cook breakfast is not only super easy to prepare, but also packed with nutrients to start your day right.

overnight oats with yogurt in glasses topped with berries

Overnight oats are a no-cook method of making oatmeal. Instead of cooking oats on the stovetop or in the microwave, you soak them in liquid overnight in the fridge. This allows the oats to absorb the liquid, soften up, and turn into a creamy, ready-to-eat breakfast by morning. It’s the ultimate grab-and-go meal! The ingredients and flavors are similar to oatmeal or chia pudding!

This method saves you time in the morning while still providing a delicious, healthy breakfast. And the best part? You can customize them to suit your taste.

maple syrup drizzling over a mason jar filled with overnight oats

Besides the health benefits, many people love this breakfast because it takes only 5 minutes to prepare in the evening. The next morning, you can enjoy it straight from the fridge or take it to work in a mason jar.

In my recipe, the overnight oats are enriched with chia seeds. Chia seeds are tiny nutrient powerhouses, rich in fiber, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids. They swell and bind a lot of liquid, giving your oats an extra creamy texture.

Ingredients

See recipe card for quantities.

Overnight Oats Ingredients
  • Oats: The main ingredient! I recommend using rolled oats. Quick oats can become too mushy, while steel-cut oats are too tough. Rolled oats are just right!
  • Chia Seeds: They swell and bind the liquid! Also very healthy if consumed in moderation.
  • Yogurt & Milk: They soften the oats and make them super very creamy! I love to use plain soy yogurt or Greek yogurt and oat milk. Since we sweeten with maple syrup, unsweetened yogurt is best. Option: You can use vanilla yogurt or fruit yogurt and skip the maple syrup in the recipe. For milk, cow milk or dairy-free alternatives such as soy milk, cashew milk, or almond milk work great.
  • Maple Syrup: For sweetness! You can also use honey.
  • Fresh Berries or Fruit of Choice: To garnish the overnight oats according to your taste.

Topping Ideas

To adapt the overnight oats recipe to your taste, here are a few topping ideas. I recommend adding fresh fruit just before serving.

  • Nuts, seeds, and kernels
  • Nut butter (almond butter or peanut butter)
  • Crunchy granola
  • Fresh berries
  • Fresh fruits like apple, pear, kiwi, banana, figs, mango, or whatever is in season
  • Dried fruits
  • Chocolate chips or cocoa nibs
overnight oats with chia seeds filled in two glasses

Visual Step-by-Step Guide

  1. Mix all ingredients for the overnight oats in a bowl or mason jar. → For the best results, stir again after 10 minutes.
  2. Cover and let soak in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight.
Overnight Oats Recipe Step 1-3
  1. Serve with fresh fruit or toppings of your choice.
overnight oats topped with fresh fruit

Layer It Up: For a pretty presentation, layer your oats with toppings in a mason jar. It’s Instagram-worthy and delicious.

Tasty Variations

One of the best things about overnight oats is how customizable they are. Here are a few of my favorite combos:

  • Banana: Add one mashed banana and some vanilla extract.
  • Berries: Blend ⅔ cup (100g) of fresh or frozen blackberries, strawberries, or raspberries with the milk in a blender. This will add a wonderful color.
  • Coffee: Stir 1-2 tablespoons of instant coffee powder or 1 shot of espresso into the oats. You can even top it with dalgona foam.
  • Chocolate Lover’s Dream: Cocoa powder mixed into the oats, topped with chocolate chips and sliced strawberries.
  • Apple Cinnamon: Chopped apples, a dash of cinnamon, and a handful of walnuts.
  • Protein Powder: Stir in protein powder of your choice.
  • Spices: Especially in winter, a pinch of pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon tastes heavenly.

FAQs

They’re best enjoyed within 2-3 days, but they can last up to 5 days in the fridge.

Yes! Prepare multiple jars at once and have breakfast ready for the whole week.

Absolutely! If you prefer warm oats, simply microwave them for about 30-60 seconds before eating.

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overnight oats in gläsern mit frischen beeren

Overnight Oats

Looking for a quick and healthy breakfast? Try Overnight Oats with Yogurt! This no-cook breakfast is not only super easy to prepare, but also packed with nutrients to start your day right.
Author : Aline Cueni
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Prep Time :5 minutes
Total Time :5 minutes
Servings : 1
Calories : 328kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup milk of choice I love oat milk
  • cup plain yogurt or Greek, skyr, dairy-free yogurt
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup or honey

Instructions
 

  • Mix all ingredients for the overnight oats in a bowl or mason jar. → For the best results, stir again after 10 minutes.
  • Cover and let soak in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  • Serve with fresh fruit or toppings of your choice.

Notes

  • Store leftovers in the fridge. They will stay fresh for 2-3 days..
  • Topping Ideas: Fresh berries, chopped fruit, nuts, nut butter, granola.
  • Yogurt: Feel free to use vanilla yogurt or fruit yogurt and skip the maple syrup in the recipe (since these yogurts are usually already sweetened).

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Nutrition

Calories: 328kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 74mg | Potassium: 247mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 250IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 340mg | Iron: 3mg

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