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This healthy overnight oats recipe is a simple breakfast you can prepare ahead of time. It has 25 g of protein per serving, keeping you full until your next meal!
If you’re tired of your usual eggs and toast for breakfast or simply want to make healthier food choices in the morning, these overnight oats recipe is a good start.
I love this oats recipe as its creamy, subtly sweet, and very filling!
You will enjoy this as it’s highly customizable (you can create variety by adding different fruits and other add-ons) and only calls for simple ingredients.
What are needed to make these overnight oats?
To make these overnight oats, you only need the following:
- Old-fashioned rolled oats. We love Quaker’s organic old-fashioned rolled oats. If you’re sensitive to gluten, you may want to get gluten-free oats like this one.
- Milk. You may use whatever milk you have. I personally like using Silk’s organic unsweetened soymilk as it’s high in protein but low in sugar.
- Plain Greek yogurt. The bulk of the protein from this recipe comes from the plain Greek yogurt. I use the nonfat variety as I’m saving my calories for more snacks. However, you may use whatever plain Greek yogurt you have.
- Fruits. The fruits are the natural sweeteners for this recipe. I tried several types of fruits for this – banana, apple, watermelon, mixed berries, and blueberries, but I always go back to blueberries.
Blueberries have moderate amount of sugar (15 g per cup) but don’t have adverse effects on the blood sugar level.
- Nuts. Nuts don’t just add crunch to this recipe; it also adds more protein and healthy fats to it. I usually add walnuts or my homemade BBQ almonds for this.
What equipment do you need to make these overnight oats with yogurt?
This is one of the easiest and simplest breakfast meals that don’t need a ton of equipment to make. You just need a cup or jar that can hold up to two cups of mixture and measuring cups and spoons.
I bought a 32-ounce wine glass at Walmart for less than $1 a piece and they’re the perfect size for this! I seal them with these silicone lids.
How to make these healthy overnight oats?
This oats recipe is super easy to make, even a 7 or 8-year old can make it!
Step 1. You start by scooping the oats in a cup, followed by the milk, yogurt, and fruit. You may top it with nuts when you’re ready to eat it. I add mine together with the other ingredients, just for convenience.
Step 2. Place the oat mixture in the fridge. Let it set for at least 4 hours (best if you let it set overnight).
Step 3. When ready to eat, stir the oat mixture and top it with nuts (if skipping this on Step 1) and other add-ons you want to have.
How long do these oats last in the fridge?
They can last for up to 5 days in the fridge. Remember though that the longer they sit in the fridge, the softer the oats get (it won’t be a problem if you’re into creamy overnight oats).
Let me know if you made this in the comment section below!
Healthy Overnight Oats with Greek Yogurt
- 1/3 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1/2 cup unsweetened soy milk (you may substitute it with any milk you have on-hand)
- 3/4 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
- 1/3 cup blueberries (you may substitute it with any fruits you have on-hand)
- 2 tbsp walnuts (or whatever type of nuts you have on-hand)
- Scoop out oats into a cup or jar, followed by milk, yogurt, fruit, and nuts (optional – you may skip this until you're ready to eat the oats).
- Place the prepared oat mixture in the fridge for at least 4 hours.
- When ready to eat, stir the mixture and top with nuts (if you skip this on Step 1).
Read our nutrition disclaimer here.
Total Fat 13.5 g | Sat. Fat 1.2 g | Cholesterol 10 mg | Sodium 102 mg | Carb. 31.6 g | Fiber 6.2 g | Sugars 8 g | Protein 25 g
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