This Oatmeal Greek Yogurt bowl is just what it takes to make a healthy breakfast. A filling meal that involves rolled oats, low fat Greek yogurt and fruits. A great taste but also a very nourishing combo.
Oats With Yogurt
Rolled oats are my go-to ingredient when it comes to getting the fibers intake up. They make a filling breakfast especially when combined with protein-rich ingredients like plain non-fat Greek yogurt.
Skip the pre-flavored ones as they are often filled with unwanted sugar & calories. Chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, some kind of berries or banana, are among my favorites toppings or mix ins.
What you’ll love about this recipe:
Building your base is super easy and from there everything is customizable to fit your taste.
You can prep ahead and even make it the night before for overnight oats.
- The Oats: For the oatmeal I suggest you use steel cut or rolled oats vs. quick oats. The nutritional value is much better! Quick oats require more processing to produce and much of their nutrition is stripped away in the process.
- The Greek Yogurt: If you have non-fat Greek yogurt at your convenience, use that! The protein ratio to carbs is much better on non-fat or low fat versions.
- The mixings: Cranberries & Chia seeds – I feel these are optionals but I mix them in all the time for flavor depth to this recipe.
- Toppings: Use your favorite toppings but be aware that if you’re watching your calorie intake, they can add up very quickly! granola, peanut butter, sunflower seeds, berries, mangos, pineapple, etc.
Making the Oatmeal Greek Yogurt
Save time: Instead of cooking the oatmeal on the stove, I cook it in the microwave. However, the key to cooking the oatmeal correctly in the micro without spilling it, it’s to cook it for 4 minutes at half power.
Depending on your micro (if it’s not too powerful), you may be able to cook it for 2 minutes. Just keep your eye on it for the first few times to make sure it does not over spill inside the micro.
Note: If you cook it at full power it won’t give it enough time to develop the consistency you get when cooking it on the stove top.
Enjoy! And please leave notes in the comments if you have other variations you like.
Oatmeal Greek Yogurt
- ½ cup rolled oats (40 grams)
- 1 cup water
- dried cranberries to taste
- 1 Tablespoon chia seeds
- 2 or 3 packets of stevia or your preferred sweetener
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup plain non-fat greek yogurt (227 grams)
- granola, peanut butter, sunflower seeds
- fresh fruit: berries, mangos, pineapple, etc.
- In a medium bowl, add the oats, cranberries, chia seeds water, sweetener, & cinnamon.
- Microwave for 5 minutes on half power.
- Remove from microwave and let it cool for about two minutes.
- Add the greek yogurt and mix well. Taste and add more sweetener according to taste.
- Add your favorite toppings and enjoy!