How To Make Overnight Oats With Yogurt

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Last Updated on February 22, 2024 by Toya

This is a simple and quick guide on how to make overnight oats with yogurt! This delicious and versatile breakfast option is not only easy to make, but it also provides a nutritious and filling start to your day.

How To Make Overnight Oats With Yogurt

And the best part? You can prepare the base in just 5 minutes the night before, leaving you with a ready-to-eat breakfast in the morning.

What are Overnight Oats?

An Overnight Oats Base is a combination of uncooked oats and your choice of liquid, sweetener, and seeds left to sit and soak in the refrigerator overnight.

You wake up to an easy and scrumptious bowl of ready-to-eat oats that you can customize to your taste.

How to make overnight oats with yogurt


  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup milk (dairy or plant-based)
  • ¼ cup yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional, for added thickness)
  • 1-2 tablespoons sweetener (maple syrup, honey, or agave syrup)


  1. In a jar or container, combine rolled oats, milk, yogurt, chia seeds (if using), and sweetener.
  2. Stir well to ensure all ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
  3. Seal the jar or container and refrigerate overnight or for at least 4 hours.
  4. In the morning, give it a good stir and adjust the consistency by adding more milk if desired.

Now, here are some ideas to mix in for added flavor and variety:

Mix-In Ideas:

  1. Fresh Fruits:
    • Sliced bananas
    • Berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)
    • Diced apples or pears
  2. Dried Fruits:
    • Raisins
    • Chopped dates
    • Dried cranberries
  3. Nuts and Seeds:
    • Almonds
    • Walnuts
    • Sunflower seeds
    • Flaxseeds
  4. Nut Butters:
    • Peanut butter
    • Almond butter
    • Cashew butter
  5. Spices and Flavorings:
    • Cinnamon
    • Nutmeg
    • Cocoa powder
    • Shredded coconut
  6. Yogurt or Dairy Alternatives:
    • Spoonful of Greek yogurt
    • Coconut yogurt
    • Almond milk yogurt
  7. Protein Boosters:
    • Protein powder
    • Greek yogurt
    • Cottage cheese
  8. Extras:
    • Dark chocolate chips
    • Granola
    • Honey drizzle

With just this overnight oat base, you can easily make tons of different overnight oat recipes!

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