This Yogurt Breakfast Bowl will give your ordinary yogurt a nutritious and delicious makeover. Featuring five different flavor options and countless more topping ideas, you can easily build a breakfast that looks and tastes like a dream.
Start the day off right with a Yogurt Breakfast Bowl. It’s easy to customize, deliciously nourishing, and even great for meal prep. While I’ve included five flavor options, the topping combinations are truly endless!
Yogurt bowls remind me of overnight oats or oatmeal bowls because the creamy base is typically packed with nutrients while the (still healthy) toppings are fun, colorful, and customizable. The only difference is that breakfast bowls made with yogurt come together much quicker.
You’ll find five variations of breakfast bowls here:
- Mixed berry
- Tropical pineapple
- Strawberry banana
- Berry compote
Each one will power you through the morning and take no more than a few minutes to make. Turn to a different flavor every day of the week. It’s the best way to have a little fun in the morning!
- There are five healthy and colorful flavor options to choose from (you can make one for every day of the week).
- Each one is packed with fiber and protein, keeping you feeling full and satisfied.
- They’re so simple. Scoop the yogurt of your choice into a bowl, pile on the toppings, and enjoy!
- Make them for quick and easy weekday breakfasts or lay out a ton of toppings when it’s your turn to host Sunday brunch.
The best yogurt for yogurt bowls
There are many types of yogurt, varying in taste, texture, and nutritional benefits. The one thing they all have in common? They can all be used for breakfast bowls:
- Plain: AKA regular yogurt. This is light and fluffy with a pleasant tart and tangy flavor. A ¾ cup serving of plain whole milk yogurt has between 10 and 12 grams of protein.
- Greek: This is thicker and more velvety than plain yogurt because more moisture is strained out. It weighs in at nearly 20 grams of protein per serving!
- Skyr: This is an Icelandic yogurt made from skim milk. It’s similar to thick, strained Greek yogurt but with a much milder flavor. This is a good option if you like the density of Greek yogurt but not the intense tangy taste. There are just over 20 grams of protein per serving.
- Dairy free: Vegan yogurt alternatives are typically made from plant-based milk (almond, soy, coconut, oat, or cashew). They’re fermented with live active cultures, so you get all of the benefits and probiotics without any of the dairy. The protein per serving ranges from 5 to 10 grams.
There is no wrong way to build a yogurt breakfast bowl and there are plenty of toppings to choose from. You can top it with fresh or frozen fruit, nuts, seeds, nut butter, and so much more.
Get started with any of the five flavors below or get creative with additional toppings (keep scrolling for more ideas):
- Mixed berries: Fresh or frozen strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries
- Granola: Cinnamon raisin granola or chocolate gingerbread granola
- Honey: Or maple syrup
- Diced pineapple
- Shredded coconut
- Chia seeds
- Chia seeds
- Hemp seeds
- Pumpkin seeds
- Nut butter: Peanut butter, almond butter, or homemade Nutella
- Sliced banana
- Sliced strawberries
- Rolled oats
- Berry compote: Or jam, jelly, or preserves
- Chopped nuts: Almonds, pistachios, cashews, pecans, or walnuts
- Bee pollen
Pro tip: Place a variety of toppings into small bowls and put them out for Sunday brunch! This way, your guests can customize their yogurt breakfast bowls any way they like.
More topping ideas
Fruit - Apples, bananas, blackberries, blueberries, cantaloupe, grapefruit, kiwi, mango, oranges, peaches, pineapple, pitted cherries, raspberries, etc. Dried, fresh, or frozen fruit all work well.
Nuts and seeds - Almonds, brazil nuts, cashews, macadamia nuts, pecans, pistachios, walnuts, chia seeds, flaxseed, hemp seed, pepitas/pumpkin seeds, etc.
Sweeteners - Stick with natural sweeteners for extra flavor, like agave, honey, date syrup, or maple syrup. Fruit spreads, like strawberry jam or apricot preserves, will also add a natural sweetness to the bowl.
Protein powder - Stir 1 to 2 scoops of unflavored or flavored protein powder or collagen powder into the protein yogurt bowl before adding toppings.
Nut butter - Add a creamy spoonful of almond, cashew, peanut, or sunflower butter to the bowl for extra healthy fats and flavor.
Chocolate - Finish the bowl with a sprinkle of dark chocolate chips, chocolate swirls, or cacao nibs. For extra chocolate, stir 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder in with the yogurt.
Yogurt breakfast bowls are great for meal prepping and can be made well in advance:
Refrigerator: Store individual portions of yogurt in airtight containers or jars for 4 to 5 days in the fridge. Fresh fruit can be stored with the yogurt but it’s best to keep any dry toppings, like nuts, seeds, or anything else that can become soggy, in separate containers.
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Yogurt Breakfast Bowl (5 ways!)
for the base:
- ¾ cup yogurt plain, Greek, skyr, or dairy-free
- ½ cup berries of choice
- 3 tablespoon granola
- 1 tablespoon honey
- ⅓ cup pineapple diced
- ¼ cup shredded coconut unsweetened
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 2 tablespoon nut butter of choice
- 1 tablespoon flaxseed
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds
- ½ banana sliced
- 3 strawberries diced
- 2 tablespoon rolled oats
- 3 tablespoon berry compote or jam
- 2 tablespoon nuts of choice chopped
- 1 teaspoon bee pollen
- ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon or more to taste
- Add yogurt to a bowl, then add your desired toppings. Enjoy!
- *Can be prepped in advance, though I would wait to add any rolled oats/granola until you're ready to eat or else they'll get soggy