I’ve had a lot of questions about how to use lemon curd since posting the recipe for Luscious Homemade Lemon Curd the other day. There are a million and one ways to use it, but I think my favorite is combining it with yogurt. Something about the creamy dreamy yogurt with the sweet citrus of the lemon curd is absolute heaven. And of course I have to add a bunch of other fun things to the bowl, which ends up being these Lemon Berry Yogurt Breakfast Bowls.
Eat Now or Save For Later
These Lemon Berry Yogurt Breakfast Bowls are just as tasty when made fresh as they are refrigerated, like overnight oats. If you prefer your oats a bit softer, make them ahead of time and give the oats time to absorb moisture from the yogurt and soften up.
What Kind of Yogurt is Best?
You have a lot of options here. I used a whole milk plain yogurt, which is super rich and gives these bowls a very dessert-like quality. You can use a vanilla or strawberry flavored yogurt if you want things a bit sweeter, or you can even use Greek yogurt if you want an extra thick bowl. Just about any kind works!
Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries, and More.
I used strawberries today which gave the bowl a sort of strawberry lemonade flavor, but again, this bowl is super flexible. Blueberries and raspberries also go great with lemon, and you can use either fresh or frozen berries. I can totally see myself adding a banana in there, too. Or maybe even some coconut shreds. This is definitely a “catch all” recipe!
Lemon Berry Yogurt Breakfast Bowls
Creamy yogurt and bright, citrusy lemon curd make a dreamy base for these Lemon Berry Yogurt Breakfast bowls. A few oats, chia seeds and berries make it complete.
- 1/2 cup yogurt ($0.50)
- 2 Tbsp rolled oats ($0.02)
- 1/2 Tbsp chia seeds ($0.08)
- 1 Tbsp lemon curd ($0.07)
- 2 strawberries, sliced ($0.37)
- Place the yogurt in a bowl and top with the rolled oats, chia seeds, lemon curd, and sliced strawberries. Serve immediately.
- To prepare this bowl as overnight oats, place the oats and chia seeds in the bottom of a jar or other sealable container. Top with the yogurt, lemon curd, and strawberries. Refrigerate for at least 8 hours, or up to 3-4 days.
Eat it as a bowl, or layer the ingredients into a jar, cup, or other container and refrigerate to soften the oats.
Step by Step Photos
If making overnight oats, layer 2 Tbsp rolled oats and 1/2 Tbsp chia seeds in the bottom of a jar or other sealable container.
Add 1/2 cup yogurt to each container.
Then top each with 1 Tbsp lemon curd and two sliced strawberries.
Cover and refrigerate the lemon berry yogurt breakfast bowls for at least 8 hours to soften the oats, or up to 3-4 days (depending on how long the strawberries hold up).
This would easily be $8 at a cafe or restaurant! Ha!