Healthy Lemon Curd Overnight Oats

Healthy Lemon Curd Overnight Oats

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.
Jars of healthy lemon curd overnight oats

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.
Spoon digging into jar of lemon curd overnight oats

How to Make the Best Lemon Overnight Oats

  1. 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. 
  2. Assemble your overnight oats by mixing oats, chia seeds, milk, and yogurt in a mason jar. Place in the fridge to set overnight.
  3. 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: 

  • 2-3 lemons
  • Sugar or honey
  • Unsalted butter (just a tablespoon)
  • 1 large egg
Jars of healthy lemon curd overnight oats

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:

If you tried this healthy lemon curd overnight oat recipe, or any other recipe on the blog, let me know how you liked it by leaving a comment/rating below! Be sure to follow along on Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook for even more deliciousness!

Healthy Lemon Pie Overnight Oats

Brighten up your mornings with these lemon pie overnight oats!
Prep Time5 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Healthy Lemon Curd Overnight Oats, Healthy Overnight Oat Recipe, Lemon Overnight Oats
Servings: 1
Author: Kelli


  • 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened oat or almond milk or milk of choice
  • 1 Tbsp lemon curd link to recipe in post and below recipe


  • 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!

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  • Megan AvatarMegan4 years ago

    Love anything lemon! Will be making!

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