A protein-rich and filling oatmeal. Make this warm greek yogurt oatmeal for a creamy, nutritious, and super satisfying breakfast.

Small white bowl containing greek yogurt oatmeal topped with raspberries, nut butter, and chia seeds

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Oatmeal is delicious, but it’s not always the most filling! And as a dietitian, I know the importance of a satiating breakfast for energy, weight loss, and minimizing cravings.

Good news: this greek yogurt oatmeal is about 1000x more filling than the stuff cooked in water. It’s made with milk, greek yogurt, and a few everyday ingredients for flavor. The result is a protein-rich and amazingly creamy oatmeal that will keep you full for hours.

This is my new favorite way to make oatmeal… and you don’t need a drop of protein powder! Learn how to make this nourishing breakfast below.

Close-up photo of greek yogurt oatmeal bowl with peanut butter and raspberries mixed in

Why you’ll love it

No protein powder: You’re getting 17 grams of protein without using any protein powder or eggs.

Filling: This is one of the most filling bowls of oatmeal you’ll ever eat, and it’s sure to keep you full all morning long.

Customizable: You can change and add flavor with whatever toppings you love! Use a mix of berries, nut butter, coconut flakes, or chocolate chips to make this greek yogurt oatmeal taste new each day.

Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need to make greek yogurt oatmeal:

  • Old fashioned oats — these will be labeled as old fashioned, large flake, or rolled oats (quick and instant oats won’t work here)
  • Milk or water — use dairy milk or soy milk for the most protein
  • Salt — to balance flavors
  • Cinnamon — measure this with your heart
  • Maple syrup — or sweetener of choice like honey, sugar, or stevia
  • Greek yogurt — it makes this oatmeal sooo creamy and satisfying!
A small black pot filled with the ingredients for greek yogurt chia pudding, unmixed and uncooked

Topping ideas

Like any good oatmeal bowl, this one is best served with tasty and nutritious toppings! Here are some of my favorites:

  • Peanut butter
  • Almond butter
  • Crushed nuts
  • Nutella
  • Chocolate chips
  • Cocao nibs
  • Chia seeds
  • Hemp seeds
  • Honey
  • Maple syrup
  • Berries
  • Chopped fruit
  • Sliced bananas
  • Extra cinnamon
  • Jam or chia jam

For optimal nutrition, I recommend topping with a healthy fat and fruit at minimum! My favorite combination is peanut butter and berries.

How to make greek yogurt oatmeal

Add oats, milk/water, salt, cinnamon, and maple syrup to a small pot or saucepan. Mix, place on the stove, and turn on heat to medium.

Cook oats uncovered for 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently as the oats start to heat up. Depending on how quickly your stove heats up, you may need more or less time. Oats are done when most liquid has been absorbed and your oatmeal is thick.

Small black pot on the stove with ingredients for oatmeal, unmixed
Cooked greek yogurt oatmeal on the stove in a small black pot

Remove oats from heat, and stir in greek yogurt until well combined.

Transfer to a bowl, add toppings, and enjoy!

Oatmeal in a small black pot on the stove with a dollop of greek yogurt, unstirred
small white bowl containing thick greek yogurt oatmeal without toppings

Top tips

The exact amount of cooking time will vary, depending on your stove and specific brand of oats. Keep cooking until most liquid is absorbed and the oatmeal is thick.

This recipe makes very thick and creamy oatmeal. If you prefer thinner oats, add an extra 1/4 cup of water or milk in cooking.

Will quick oats work?

Unfortunately, quick oats or instant oats won’t work in this recipe! Old fashioned oats create the best texture, so I suggest using those if possible.

Can I add protein powder?

Yes! You can add protein powder to these greek yogurt oats.

To do so, stir in half a scoop of protein powder when adding your greek yogurt. If needed, add an extra splash of milk or water to thin.

White bowl with greek yogurt oatmeal, berries, and peanut butter with a gold spoon

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Small white bowl containing greek yogurt oatmeal topped with raspberries, nut butter, and chia seeds
5 from 2 votes

Greek Yogurt Oatmeal

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
A protein-rich and filling oatmeal. Make this warm greek yogurt oatmeal for a creamy, nutritious, and super satisfying breakfast.

Ingredients
 

  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 3/4 cup milk or water
  • pinch salt
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 1-2 tsp maple syrup or sweetener of choice, adjust to taste
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt

Equipment

  • small pot or saucepan

Instructions
 

  • Add oats, milk/water, salt, cinnamon, and maple syrup to a small pot or saucepan. Mix, place on the stove, and turn on heat to medium.
  • Cook oats uncovered for 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently as the oats start to heat up. Depending on how quickly your stove heats up, you may need more or less time. Oats are done when most liquid has been absorbed and your oatmeal is thick.
  • Remove oats from heat, and stir in greek yogurt until well combined.
  • Transfer to a bowl, add toppings, and enjoy!
Calories: 326kcal, Carbohydrates: 43g, Protein: 17g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 25mg, Sodium: 96mg, Potassium: 438mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 16g, Vitamin A: 330IU, Vitamin C: 0.01mg, Calcium: 322mg, Iron: 2mg
Cuisine: American
Course: Breakfast, Snack