Make your mornings a little more special with a jar of healthy lemon curd overnight oats. Made with a simple homemade lemon curd, get the recipe now.
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Brighten up your morning with a jar of healthy lemon curd overnight oats
As the weather gets warmer, I start to crave the bright flavors of spring: strawberries, rhubarb, and, of course, lemon.
If you love lemon meringue pie, you’re going to flip over these oats. Made with my go-to overnight oat base, the oats are then layered with a simple homemade lemon curd.
Perfect for treating yourself in the morning, these healthy lemon curd overnight oats are also an impressive breakfast for guests. Keep ready to learn how to make them!
Why you’ll love this recipe
Only requires 5 ingredients!
Made the night before for an easy grab-and-go breakfast.
Packed with bright, lemony flavors to start your day off on a vibrant start.
Easy enough for weekdays, yet special enough for weekend mornings or when you have guests over.
Ingredients Used to Make Lemon Curd Overnight Oats
Old fashioned rolled oats: The oats you use make a big difference in the final texture. If you like chewier oats, I recommend going with Bob’s Red Mill Extra Thick Rolled Oats. Traditional old fashioned rolled oats make for a soft, but still chewy consistency. And then you have quick oats for those who like a mushier consistency.
Chia seeds: Besides being a powerhouse for important nutrients, like calcium and magnesium, chia seeds also help thicken your overnight oats. Don’t leave them out! I like to buy mine in bulk online.
Greek yogurt: For super creamy, rich overnight oats, go with a whole fat Greek yogurt. To reduce the calories or fat, I recommend low-fat or 2%. Fat-free will work, but the texture won’t be quite as satisfying.
Oat or almond milk: Any unsweetened milk will work. My go-to’s are unsweetened oat milk and unsweetened vanilla almond milk. Regular dairy milk will also work. For a more tropical flavor, you could use coconut milk (from a carton) instead.
Homemade lemon curd: You can’t have lemon curd overnight oats without the lemon curd. I recommend making your own. Not only is it super simple, but it gives you more control over the amount of sugar. Of course, you can also use a store bought one instead.
How to Make the Best Lemon Overnight Oats
Make your lemon curd. As the lemon curd also needs to set for at least 3 hours, you could make it the same night as your overnight oat base, fridge both separately, then layer in the morning.
Assemble your overnight oats by mixing oats, chia seeds, milk, and yogurt in a mason jar. Place in the fridge to set overnight.
In the morning, option to layer your oats and lemon curd in mason yars or parfait glasses. If in a rush, you can also just add a dollop of lemon on top of your oats, and quickly stir it in.
Homemade lemon curd is easier to make than you might think
I was always hesitant to make my own lemon curd as I assumed it must be easy to mess up and be time-consuming. But let me tell you, nothing could be further from the truth!
My small-batch lemon curd recipe requires just 4 ingredients and comes together in less than 10 minutes. As long as you just keep whisking, it’s really a very simple recipe!
Here’s what you’ll need:
Sugar or honey
Unsalted butter (just a tablespoon)
1 large egg
Tips for making this recipe
If you don’t already have your lemon curd made, I recommend making it the same night as your oats, letting both chill overnight in the fridge, then assemble in the morning.
Use a butter knife to mix your oats – trust me, it works better than a spoon!
If you have time in the morning, these are really pretty layered into small parfait glasses. You could also add a layer of blueberries for even more color and texture.
Find your overnight oats to be too thick or too thin? Check out my ultimate guide on making overnight oats for tips on how to tweak the recipe to make your perfect jar.
More healthy overnight oat recipes to try
Want more fruit-flavored overnight oat recipes? Here are some of my favorites:
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Place oats, chia seeds, Greek yogurt, and almond milk in a sealable container and stir well to combine. Place in fridge overnight. In the morning, add a dollop of lemon curd on top or layer oats and lemon curd into a parfait glass. Enjoy!
I’m Kelli MS, RD, and my mission is to prove that eating healthier doesn’t have to be complicated or restrictive. Follow along to learn more about food and cooking, with an emphasis on breakfast and sweet treats!
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