Easy overnight oats recipe that requires just 10 ingredients and 5 minutes of preparation. Perfect for when you need a quick and delicious on-the-go breakfast. These healthy overnight oats provide plenty of protein, fiber, and healthy fats and will keep you full and satisfied.
We are big fans of lemon desserts here, so I decided it's time to make an overnight oats recipe that tastes like dessert! Just 10 ingredients, 5 minutes, and 1 bowl are required for these healthy overnight oats. This recipe is vegan and gluten-free friendly, loaded with fiber, and packed with protein from the yogurt.
We like to garnish with fresh fruits, like strawberries, for the perfect fuss-free breakfast. You can also prepare these overnight oats in a jar and grab them in the morning for delicious and healthy on-the-go fuel.
For more overnight oats recipes, check out my Overnight Oats without Milk, Overnight Oats without Yogurt, Overnight Oats with Frozen Fruit, and Applesauce Overnight Oats.
Ingredients You Need
Oats. Use rolled oats for the best result. Don't substitute with still-cut oats.
Milk of choice. We like soy milk as a dairy-free option because it has more protein, but you can also use any other milk you like, including oat milk and regular.
Yogurt. We like Greek yogurt, but you can also use plant-based yogurts such as soy or coconut.
Poppy seeds. Add great texture.
Sweetener of choice. We like to use honey or maple syrup.
Lemon juice and lemon zest. They bring freshness, as well as make these overnight oats tangy.
Pinch of salt. Brings out the flavors.
Turmeric is used mainly for color. You can also add other spices like cinnamon and ginger.
Vanilla extract is optional, but we recommend it.
Hemp seeds are also optional, but I like to add them for some more protein and healthy fats.
How to Make It
To a medium mixing bowl, add all of the ingredients and mix until well combined. You can also mix them in a large jar. In my opinion, I think it's easier to use a bowl and divide the mixture between jars later.
Either cover the bowl with a towel (or a plastic wrap) or transfer the mixture between jars straightway and let it sit in the fridge. The yellow color will become stronger through the night.
Remove from the fridge in the morning and enjoy your overnight oats as they are or top with fresh fruit. I like blueberries and/or strawberries.
Use plant-based yogurt to make this recipe vegan. I like soy yogurt, but coconut also works well.
Use rolled oats. We don't recommend you to use steel-cut or quick oats, because the texture will be different.
Let it rest for at least 6 hours. This will ensure that all of the liquid is soaked and you will be left with nice and thick overnight oats.
Customize by your preferences. Before serving, taste and adjust the flavor if needed. Add more honey/maple syrup for sweetness or lemon juice/zest for tanginess.
Use any sweetener you like - agave, maple syrup, honey, powdered sugar, stevia, etc.
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Golden Lemon Poppyseed Overnight Oats
Easy overnight oats recipe that requires just 10 ingredients and 5 minutes of preparation. Perfect for when you need a quick and delicious on-the-go breakfast. These healthy overnight oats provide plenty of protein, fiber, and healthy fats and will keep you full and satisfied.Print Pin Rate
- 1 cup rolled oats (use GF if needed)
- 1 cup plant milk (I like soy)
- ½ cup Greek yogurt (if vegan, use plant-based yogurt)
- 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
- 2 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
- 2 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
- A pinch of salt
- A pinch of black pepper
- ½ teaspoon turmeric
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
- 2 tablespoon hemp seeds (optional)
- Mix all the ingredients in a bowl or a large jar.
- Cover with a lid and place in the fridge overnight or for at least 6 hours.
- Before serving, taste and adjust the flavor if needed- more honey/maple syrup for sweetness or lemon juice/zest for tanginess.
- Serve as is or top with fresh fruits.
- Save covered in a refrigerator. Best consumed in the first 3 days.
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If you don't have yogurt or prefer to make this recipe without it, substitute it with the same quantity of milk.
To make this recipe vegan, we recommend using unsweetened plant-based yogurts such as soy or coconut.
If you like your oats warm, you can always heat them up on a stovetop, after they have rested in the fridge.
For more information about the difference between rolled, steel-cut, and quick oats, read this article.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated without optional ingredients.
Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated with third-party calculations without including the optional ingredients.