Greek Yogurt Oatmeal

Start your morning with a creamy, protein-packed bowl of oatmeal with this easy recipe for Greek yogurt oatmeal! You’ll love how creamy the yogurt tastes. 

Last week, we chatted about why you feel hungry an hour or two after eating traditional oatmeal. Spoiler alert: you need to add protein! You can add a variety of ingredients to your oatmeal to boost the protein – last week we talked about cottage cheese oatmeal and this week we’re chatting about Greek yogurt oatmeal!

Bowl of protein greek yogurt oatmeal topped with granola, blueberries, banana slices, and peanut butter.

Benefits of Greek Yogurt

I love Greek yogurt for a variety of reasons. First and foremost, it is an excellent source of protein and I usually buy full fat Greek yogurt (as opposed to low-fat or fat-free) to get all those healthy fats as well. Pro tip: low-fat and fat-free products typically swap fat for sugar to make sure it still tastes good! I’ll take fat over sugar any day. It’s also loaded with probiotics (aka good bacteria) which is important for a healthy gut and immune system!

Pot of oatmeal with greek yogurt being stirred in with a wooden spoon.

How to Add Greek Yogurt to Oatmeal

It’s super simple to add Greek yogurt to oatmeal. You can add it to overnight oats to make the meal thicker and creamier, or can add it to hot oatmeal. The key for hot oatmeal is waiting until the oats are cooked to mix in the yogurt. You don’t want to cook the yogurt too much – you’ll lose all of the benefits from that good bacteria!

Greek yogurt does change the flavor of the oats slightly but it’s worth noting – and it does add quite a bit of creaminess. You can also play with the final flavor combination by adding in different flavors of yogurt. I typically stick to plain or vanilla but feel free to switch it up!

Bowl of protein greek yogurt oatmeal topped with granola, blueberries, banana slices, and peanut butter.

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Greek yogurt oatmeal with bananas, blueberries, granola and peanut butter on top. with a gold spoon on the side.

Greek Yogurt Oatmeal

  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1


Start your morning with a creamy, protein-packed bowl of oatmeal with this easy recipe for Greek yogurt oatmeal! You’ll love how creamy the yogurt tastes. 


  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2  banana, sliced (optional)*
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1 1/4 cup water, milk or a blend of both
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon + 1/2 teaspoon vanilla (optional)
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt + more if you’d like


  1. Add oats, banana slices and sea salt to a pot. Add water/milk and stir to combine. Add cinnamon and vanilla, if using. Heat over medium-high heat for 8-10 minutes or until all the liquid has been absorbed. Be sure to stir the oats several times while cooking to make sure the banana slices melt into the oats. You’ll know the oatmeal is done when all the liquid is absorbed and the oats are thick and fluffy.
  2. Remove oats from the heat and stir in Greek yogurt. Start with 1/4 cup and add more if you’d like. Transfer oats to a bowl and top with your favorite oatmeal toppings. I used banana slices, blueberries, granola and peanut butter.


  • You don’t have to cook the oats with a banana, but I like the sweetness it adds. Instead of the banana, you could add another natural sweetener to sweeten the oats. Some options: maple syrup, honey, coconut sugar or even stevia.
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 267
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Fat: 5g
  • Carbohydrates: 45g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Protein: 10g

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    1. Donna Walsh
      January 3, 2021 AT 3:57 pm

      Hi Brittany: when yogurt is mixed with hot or warm oatmeal does it destroy bacteria or protein?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        January 3, 2021 AT 8:03 pm

        You can heat it, but it it’s heated past a certain temp it will kill the good bacteria in yogurt. Here’s a good article on it.

    2. Christelle
      June 12, 2020 AT 11:44 am

      Delicious… 😋 I have been making all your oatmeal recipes and I love them all! This is creamy and a has a great balance of taste… I have been using powdered peanut butter while cooking the oatmeal as a low calorie option! I love it!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 12, 2020 AT 5:13 pm

        Ahh yay!! So glad you’re loving the oatmeal recipes, Christelle! Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it. 🙂

    3. steve k
      April 7, 2020 AT 8:14 am

      I tried this recipe today as i was looking up and guessing if i should add greek yogurt to my oatmeal. I am happy i found this recipe amazing taste, thank you.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        April 7, 2020 AT 12:11 pm

        So glad you found and enjoyed my recipe, Steve! Thanks for trying it and for coming back to leave a comment. I appreciate it!

    4. Carmela
      July 22, 2019 AT 11:04 am

      I just made this and it was delicious. My first time putting yogurt in my oatmeal. I didn’t have any banana but i put blueberries instead. Yum!!!

    5. Sarah
      June 21, 2019 AT 7:00 am

      Just made this and it was delicious. I am hoping it will keep me full until lunch. I added some flax seed, chia seed, a few chocolate chips, and cranberries. I was wondering if I wanted to split it up into two servings and save one for later, if I should split before adding yogurt and add it after reheating? I don’t know how yogurt would microwave later on.

    6. Maria
      May 24, 2019 AT 4:53 am

      I have porridge with oatmeal berries and nuts in a mason jar, that is my go-to breaky for work ^.^
      very easy to prep and can stay in the fridge for up to a week

      1. Maria
        May 24, 2019 AT 4:54 am

        i meant Greek yog with oatmeal haha

    7. Kori
      April 19, 2019 AT 2:01 pm

      I have added yogurt as a spoonful on top of hot oatmeal but haven’t stirred it in like this. It sounds heavenly! I love to add cottage cheese too for that tangy, tasty protein boost. I can’t wait to make this soon! Our favorite yogurt to always keep on hand is Fage 2% plain. It’s so creamy, dreamy, and while a little tart, it’s very lovely and not bad even on its own. But I always love to add fruit, nuts, nut butter, cereal, etc. Thanks, Brittany!

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