Lemon Berry Yogurt Breakfast Bowls

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.

A half-stirred lemon berry yogurt breakfast bowl with a jar of lemon curd and some strawberries on the side.

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!

 
A half stirred Lemon Berry Yogurt Breakfast Bowl with a cut lemon and some strawberries near by.
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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.
Keyword: Breakfast, Breakfast Meal Prep
Total Cost: $1.04 each
Author: Beth - Budget Bytes
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 0 mins
Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

  • 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.
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Front view of a spoon lifting a bite of the lemon berry yogurt breakfast bowl out of the bowl.

Eat it as a bowl, or layer the ingredients into a jar, cup, or other container and refrigerate to soften the oats.

Two cups full of lemon berry yogurt breakfast bowls, one with a spoon and being held at the base by a hand.

Step by Step Photos

Oats and chia seeds layered in the bottom of two glasses.

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.

Yogurt added to one of the glasses.

Add 1/2 cup yogurt to each container.

Lemon curd and sliced strawberries added to each glass.

Then top each with 1 Tbsp lemon curd and two sliced strawberries.

Two glasses filled with the lemon berry yogurt breakfast bowl ingredients, viewed from the side.

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).

Close up of a Lemon Berry Yogurt Breakfast Bowl, unstirred.

This would easily be $8 at a cafe or restaurant! Ha!