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

4 from 146 votes
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. 
Greek yogurt oatmeal with bananas, blueberries, granola and peanut butter on top. with a gold spoon on the side.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 1


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.


Serving: 1 Calories: 267kcal Carbohydrates: 45g Protein: 10g Fat: 5g Fiber: 6g Sugar: 2g
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: greek yogurt oatmeal


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    1. Jody
      October 28, 2022 AT 1:16 pm

      5 stars
      Soooo yummy!! This recipe is my very first foray into oatmeal that’s more than just oats+milk+sugar. I used 1/2 water, 1/2 milk, skipped the salt and added a dash of raw sugar at the end. It came out creamy, hearty & so delicious! I’ll definitely be making it again!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        October 28, 2022 AT 4:14 pm

        YUM! SO happy to hear that this recipe is a hit, Jody! Thank you for sharing your review + star rating, it means so much to me.

    2. Makayla
      March 6, 2022 AT 5:36 pm

      5 stars
      I found this recipe when I was looking for oats that weren’t runny. I loved how thick and creamy these oats were! I used just one cup of milk, and added bananas, berries, peanut butter, granola and chia seeds on top. It was a wonderful start to my day!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 7, 2022 AT 11:13 am

        Woo! Glad to hear this recipe was a hit for you, Makayla! Thanks for making it and coming back to leave a review, it means so much to me.

    3. MamaX3
      August 17, 2021 AT 11:43 am

      5 stars
      This was good 😊 I added cacao nibs! So yummy! Thank you ☺️

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 17, 2021 AT 12:34 pm

        Yay! So glad this recipe was a hit and I love the addition of cacao nibs! Thanks so much for the review and star rating. I so appreciate it!

    4. Caroline
      June 15, 2021 AT 9:02 pm

      5 stars
      This is the best! So satisfying and delicious!! Thank you for this recipe!!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 16, 2021 AT 10:50 am

        I’m so glad you enjoyed this oatmeal, Caroline! Thanks for making it and coming back to leave a review and star rating. I really appreciate it. 🙂

    5. MERIEM
      May 27, 2021 AT 5:09 am

      thank you very nice website article

      1. Brittany Mullins
        May 27, 2021 AT 11:44 am

        Thanks, Meriem!

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