Want to start your morning off right? Try these delicious Greek yogurt overnight oats for breakfast! The recipe is simple and only requires a handful of ingredients. All you need are a few minutes of prep time in the evening, a scoop of oats, milk, greek yogurt, agave syrup, and some fruit like blueberries or strawberries. It's the an easy and perfect way to start your day!
Table of Contents
- Ingredients Needed
- How to Make Greek Yogurt Overnight Oats
- How to Serve Overnight Oats
- Recipe Tips
- Calories and Nutrition
- Recommended Containers
- How to Store Leftovers
- What Type of Milk Should I Use?
- Overnight Oats Toppings Ideas
- Benefits of Greek Yogurt in Overnight Oats
- How to Add in More Protein to Overnight Oats
- More Easy Breakfast Recipes
- Pin Recipe
To make this recipe you'll need:
- Old fashioned or rolled oats
- Greek yogurt (I like to use Fage 0%)
- Agave syrup (or honey or maple syrup)
- Vanilla extract
- Milk (or almond milk)
- Fruit of your choice (optional)
How to Make Greek Yogurt Overnight Oats
Add a scoop of oats to each jar. I like using old fashioned or rolled oats, but any type will work (sometimes it's fun to change up the texture). Layer on greek yogurt, agave syrup and milk so that there is an even distribution in your jars. Add fruit if desired and shake!
Put lids tightly on jars and store in the fridge for at least 8 hours before serving.
How to Serve Overnight Oats
Overnight oats can be eaten right out of the jar! I like them best served cold, but you could also warm them up if you prefer.
If you prefer your oats a little sweeter, you can always add in 1-2 teaspoon of coconut sugar (or regular). I've also been known to add in a touch of cinnamon or a scoop of peanut butter in mine.
Calories and Nutrition
Nutritional value will vary depending on the brands and ingredients you use. For the most accurate nutritional information, use a recipe builder like this free one from My Fitness Pal.
Serving Size 1
Number of Servings 1
Calories 342 - Total Fat 6 grams - Saturated Fat 2 grams - Trans Fat 0 grams - Unsaturated Fat 3 grams - Cholesterol 13 milligrams - Sodium 88 milligrams - Carbohydrates 57 grams - Fiber 7 grams - Sugar 19 grams - Protein 16 grams
My favorite containers to make overnight oats in are mason jars. While they look trendy, they're actually extremely practical and useful. 16oz mason jars are the perfect size for greek yogurt overnight oats and make it really easy because you can just dump all the ingredients into the jar, seal and shake.
Put them into the fridge and you have a perfect grab and go breakfast the next morning!
How to Store Leftovers
Leftovers should be stored in the fridge and will last about 5 days. I don't recommend freezing.
What Type of Milk Should I Use?
You can use any type of milk to make this recipe! I've used non dairy (I like Ripple Milk) and Fairlife Milk and it's all come out great. It's up to you!
Overnight Oats Toppings Ideas
Some of my favorite toppings are:
- sliced fresh fruit like bananas and berries
- toasted nuts (cashews are my favorite)
- peanut butter (or your favorite nut butter)
- seeds like chia seed, flaxseed or pumpkin seeds
- toasted coconut
The possibilities really are endless when it comes to overnight oats toppings!
Benefits of Greek Yogurt in Overnight Oats
Greek yogurt is a great source of protein, calcium and vitamin B12. Adding it to this recipe provides you with an extra boost without the need for any additional ingredients! I find it also adds a creaminess to the overnight oats that makes them taste thicker and more rich.
How to Add in More Protein to Overnight Oats
To make this even more protein packed, you can add in a scoop of your favorite protein powder. I love to use Obvi's unflavored Collagen Protein Powder to get both the protein and collagen benefits. With a scoop of protein, it gets the overnight oats closer to 30g protein.
More Easy Breakfast Recipes
Looking for more easy breakfast recipes? Here are a few of my favorites:
- Easy Everything Bagels
- Chicken Sausage and Egg Muffins
- Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs
- Blueberry Baked Oatmeal with Banana
- ½ cup old fashioned oats
- ½ cup milk (dairy or plant based)
- ¼ cup greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon agave (or honey or maple syrup)
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup mixed berries
- In a jar, combine all the ingredients and mix together.
- Seal the jar and place in the fridge for at least 8 hours before eating.
-I like to add in the mixed berries to the overnight oats, but you could also add them in right before you eat it.
-To make this even more protein packed, you could add in a scoop of your favorite protein powder. My favorite to add is Obvi's Super Collagen Protein Powder.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 342Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 88mgCarbohydrates: 57gFiber: 7gSugar: 19gProtein: 16g