Overnight Oats with Laban



For the Blogging Marathon #84 under the “New Year Challenge” theme, I had chosen to share three overnight breakfast ideas and after the Chocolate Chia pudding, here is the second one. I have a lot of overnight oats recipes on the blog already on the blog, so it feels like I am adding one more, but of late, this has been my favorite way of having overnight oats.


I have no other than Fami to “blame” for bringing in me this love for laban. Laban is thick buttermilk that is available across the shelves here in the Gulf countries. It is used a lot in Arab cooking, and is awesome to have on its own. I won’t say I love laban but I have it on and off. With she sharing her smoothies made in laban on her IG handle, I decided to get a bottle to try on myself and boy, I loved the smoothies and this overnight oats as well!




The recipe is really straightforward – to soak the oats in just laban instead of a mix of milk and yogurt. In the morning, you can top it off with your favorite sweetner, fruits and/or dry fruits. In this bowl, you can see I had drizzled a little honey, and added some raisins and pistachios. But the combination of honey and raisins were too much sweet for me to handle. πŸ˜€ So the next time, I used half the honey and even lesser raisins than seen in the picture. Hehe…


Just like any overnight oats, you can add in your favorite fruits to deck up your bowl. You may add in flax or chia in a couple of tablespoonfuls at the time of soaking your oats. One positive thing with overnight oats is that you can adapt the bowl the way you want, and make sure you have a hearty breakfast every day! Off to the recipe…





4.50 from 2 votes

Overnight Oats with Laban

Course Breakfast
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 2 minutes
Servings 1
Author Rafeeda


  • 1 cup laban thick buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • Pistachio kernels and raisins to top


  • Whisk the laban and oats in a glass bottle. Keep closed in the refrigerator overnight.
  • Next day morning, top with honey, pistachio and raisins and enjoy!


If the laban is too thick, add 1/4 cup of water to 3/4 laban.
The sweetener and the accompaniments are totally your choice.


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  1. This loooks delicious!!!!😍😍

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks Shazia… πŸ™‚

  2. wow lots of pistachios….just mouthwatering!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Angie…

  3. Hehehehe… as soon as I saw the post on fb, i knew you would have mentioned me πŸ˜‚ i too tried overnight oats with laban but didnt like it much. I tried with labneh and thats too good. Try that next time. Mix labneh and lil water or yogurts whey… btw, those pistachios… you chopped or got it like that?

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Haha… glad you did! πŸ˜› I will try with labneh next time InShaAllah… the pistachios are available that way, all chopped up, so convenient! Thanks a lot Fami… the blog is missing your comments…

  4. Overnight oats, my all time favourite. And that addition of laban makes this fibre rich oats more interesting.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Priyakka…

  5. That is one great bowl of healthy breakfast. I don’t know about laban but we definitely get a version of thick buttermilk. Was wondering if homemade thick yogurt can do the trick. I am not fond of buying buttermilk πŸ™‚

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Laban is thick buttermilk… of course, yogurt + water is a good enough substitute… πŸ™‚ Thanks a lot Harini…

  6. Me too wondering if homemade thick curd will do the trick. Do let me know I will love it anything that does not involve me in the kitchen I love.:D

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Laban is similar to buttermilk… Haha… you are just like me! πŸ˜‰ Thanks a lot Archana…

  7. Such a healthy breakfast bowl!!! My kind of breakfast, simple yet healthy & delicious!!! Bookmarked to try!!!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Sandhiya…

  8. wow, this one looks loaded with dry fruits and nuts..very interesting one..

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Valli…

  9. Laban is different than Labneh ? I am drooling over that bowl , loving that overload of raisins honey and pie . It’s making it picture perfect .

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Yes, laban is thick buttermilk. Thank you so much Vaishali…

  10. Sorry pistachios ! Typo :))

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      That’s fine, happens! πŸ™‚

  11. looks very tasty. So far I love eating soaked oats in buttermilk but an instant. Topped with all fruits n dry fruits. I have not tasted overnight soaked. Looking great

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Priya…

  12. 5 stars
    all those toppings make it look so delicious

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Mir…

  13. 4 stars
    I have never had overnight oats though I hear so many praises about this. This recipe looks like a good way to try this out….

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Once you try, you get hooked onto it… Thank you so much Nisha…

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