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Overnight Oats with Yogurt

These creamy overnight oats with yogurt and crunchy chia seeds will save you when you need to rush out in the morning. A sprinkle of earthy cinnamon and honey is all they need for spice and sweetness.

Why You’ll Love These Overnight Oats With Yogurt

Overnight oats with creamy vanilla yogurt will become your new go-to breakfast.

  • Perfect for on-the-go. Grab them from the fridge on your way out in the morning.
  • Easy. Stir everything until well combined and you’re done!
  • Great for meal-prep. Double the recipe so you have enough of these for the week ready in advance.
  • Versatile. Swap the flavor of the yogurt, add matcha, or change the toppings to spice things up.
Ingredients for overnight oats with yogurt.

What You’ll Need

A touch of cinnamon adds warm, cozy spice. Scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of the post for exact amounts.

  • Vanilla yogurt – Greek yogurt or plain unsweetened yogurt can be used instead.
  • Old-fashioned oats – You can also use gluten-free oats.
  • Unsweetened oat milk – Almond milk is a great swap, but any plant-based milk is okay.
  • Chia seeds There’s no swap for these because they help thicken the mixture.
  • Honey Maple syrup or agave nectar work too.
  • Ground cinnamon Feel free to use ground nutmeg.

How to Make Overnight Oats with Yogurt

This easy overnight oats recipe is perfect for an on-the-go breakfast if you scoop it into individual containers. Scroll to the bottom of the post for more detailed instructions.

  • Mix everything. Add all of the ingredients to a large bowl. Stir until completely combined.
  • Refrigerate it. Cover the bowl with a lid or plastic wrap and place it in the refrigerator overnight. This allows the oats to soak and thicken. You can also scoop it into individual containers or mason jars.
  • Serve it. Scoop 1/2 cup of overnight oats into a bowl in the morning.
  • Add toppings. Sprinkle in your favorite toppings and enjoy!

Tips and Variation Ideas

The best overnight oats use old-fashioned oats only. Any extra flavor and texture comes from toppings and flavored yogurt.

  • Add toppings. Sliced strawberries, bananas, berries, chopped nuts, and almond butter are great topping ideas for extra flavor and texture.
  • Add protein. Stir 1-2 scoops of vanilla protein powder into the mixture for added protein. You might need to add a couple tablespoons extra yogurt to adjust the consistency of the mixture if it’s too dry.
  • Use flavored yogurt. Go for strawberry, peach, or berry-flavored yogurt for some effortless extra flavor.
  • Make it chocolatey. Mix 1 tablespoon cocoa powder and 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips into the mixture for chocolatey overnight oats.
  • Choose the right oats. Avoid instant oats and steel cut oats. They’ll absorb too much moisture and turn into a paste. You need to use old-fashioned oats.
  • Go for matcha. Stir 1/2-1 tablespoon matcha powder into the mixture for a matcha-inspired breakfast.
Close-up of the toppings on overnight oats with yogurt.

How Long Are Overnight Oats Good For?

Store these overnight oats with yogurt in small airtight containers or mason jars for up to 4 days. Don’t store them longer than this because the oats will soften too much. Try not to store them with the toppings for more than 1-2 days because they’ll soften too or spoil.

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Overnight Oats with Yogurt

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  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 3 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stir
  • Cuisine: American


This overnight oats with yogurt recipe is a great on-the-go breakfast packed with crunchy chia, honey, and your favorite fruits as toppings.


  • 1 cup Vanilla Two good yogurt
  • 1 cup regular oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened oat milk
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Add all ingredients to a large bowl, and stir everything together. Cover and let sit overnight to thicken.
  2. Scoop 1/2 cup into a bowl in the morning and serve with your favorite toppings.


  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 212
  • Sugar: 8 g
  • Sodium: 51 mg
  • Fat: 6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 31 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 9 g
  • Cholesterol: 1 mg

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