Breakfast

Lemon Poppy Seed Overnight Oats

Lemon Poppy Seed Overnight Oats are a simple, healthy and delicious breakfast recipe that takes only minutes to prepare. These oats are made with old fashioned oats, poppy seeds, maple syrup, almond milk, greek yogurt and topped with crunchy granola and fresh, juicy blueberries.

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an overnight jar that's filled with lemon poppy seed overnight oats and topped with fresh blueberries, granola and a lemon wedge.

why you’ll love this recipe

  • Lemon Poppy Seed Overnight Oats only takes a few minutes to prepare!
  • You’ll have a healthy summer inspired breakfast prepped for the whole week.
  • Simple, full of flavor and incredibly delicious.
  • Poppyseeds are known to boost digestion and have hair and skin boosting benefits.
  • This recipe can easily be made vegan, plant-based and dairy free.
  • You can eat these oats warm or cold.
  • Can be made gluten free with the use of certified gluten free rolled oats.
  • Will keep you full and satisfied until lunch.
  • Check out for my Maple Overnight Oats for another meal prep breakfast idea.
all the ingredients that you need to make these overnight oats.

ingredients and Substitutions

These are the main ingredients and substitutions for Lemon Poppy Seed Overnight Oats. Be sure to scroll down to the recipe card at the bottom of this page for a full list of ingredients and instructions.

For this recipe I used plain greek yogurt, but you can easily use a dairy free yogurt to make this recipe vegan. Vanilla flavored yogurt would work as well.

You can use any type of milk or nut milk alternative such as almond milk, cashew milk, hemp milk, coconut milk or even oat milk.

Use freshly squeezed lemon juice for best results, however you can also use lemon juice from the jar if needed.

Vanilla extract adds a lovely flavor to these overnight oats.

Maple syrup is my favorite natural sweetener to use in my recipes, you can sub for honey, agave or date syrup.

Ground flax adds fiber and help thicken these overnight oats up. You can sub for chia seeds or just leave it out completely.

Poppyseeds are known for aiding in digestion and also adding in some hair and skin boost benefits.

Use organic or regular old fashioned oats, quick oats will not work the same. To make this recipe gluten free, use certified gluten free oats.

For the toppings, I use fresh blueberries, granola and a lemon wedge!

how to make

ONE: Start by combining all the dry ingredients together in a bowl. Then, add in the wet ingredients and mix once more.

TWO: Cover, and store in the fridge for a minimum of 4 hours, or overnight. The next day, mix well and add on your desired toppings and enjoy!

Tips and tricks

First mix together the dry ingredients, then add in the wet.

Use an airtight container to block in the fresh ingredients.

If you don’t like the texture of overnight oats, try adding granola on top for some crunch.

How to serve and store

Serve these cinnamon roll overnight oats with a cup of coffee or smoothie. You can warm them up in the microwave the next day if you prefer eating them warm.

Store these oats in an airtight container in the fridge and enjoy within 3-5 days.

a spoon showing the texture of the overnight oats.

My Favorite Containers For Overnight Oats

These are the jars that are shown in the photos, they are spice jars, but work great for overnight oats.

Alternatively, you can also use weck jarsmason jarsthese glass jars with plastic lids, or these glass jars with a bamboo lids.

Taste and Texture

These Lemon Poppy Seed Overnight Oats are perfectly sweet and full of zesty lemony flavor. You taste the zesty lemon, but it’s also perfectly sweet from the maple syrup.

The texture is creamy and soft. If you don’t like the texture of overnight oats you can add granola on top or you can blend them and the texture will be more like pudding. Check out my blended overnight oats recipe for directions on how to do that.

frequently asked questions

How long will these oats last for in the fridge?

As long as they are stored properly, they will stay fresh for 3-5 days.

Can I warm these oats up the next morning or do they have to be eaten cold?

Although I prefer my overnight oats cold, you can absolutely warm them up on the stovetop or in the microwave.

Can I add in protein powder?

Yes absolutely! You may need to adjust the liquid ration depending on how much protein you add in.

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Lemon Poppy Seed Overnight Oats

Lemon Poppy Seed Overnight Oats are a simple, healthy and delicious breakfast recipe that takes only minutes to prepare. These oats are made with old fashioned oats, poppy seeds, maple syrup, almond milk, greek yogurt and topped with crunchy granola and fresh, juicy blueberries.
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PREP TIME:
5 minutes
COOK TIME:
4 hours
TOTAL TIME:
4 hours, 5 minutes
Author - Hannah

Ingredients

Overnight Oats

  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 2 tsp poppy seeds
  • 1 tbsp ground flax
  • 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup

Toppings

  • Granola
  • Blueberries
  • Lemon wedge

SCALE:

1X

YIELDS:

1 serving

Directions

  1. In a bowl or an airtight container with a lid, mix together the oats, poppy seeds and ground flax.
  2. Next, add in the greek yogurt, almond milk, lemon juice, vanilla and maple syrup. Mix until well combined, cover and place in the fridge for a minimum of 4 hours or overnight.
  3. When ready, mix well and top with desired toppings. I love adding on fresh blueberries, granola and a lemon wedge (for looks).

Notes

  • First mix together the dry ingredients, then add in the wet.
  • Use an airtight container to block in the fresh ingredients.
  • If you don’t like the texture of overnight oats, try adding granola on top for some crunch.

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yum! i reduced the amount of milk to 1/2 a cup & added a tsp of chia seeds & flaxseeds for a thicker consistency and it was perf! blueberries and flaked almonds are a great topping, i think granola would be really good too 🙂

Hi Soleil! I’m so glad you enjoyed it. Those are great notes! Thanks so much for you rating and comment, I truly appreciate it!