Yogurt Tart with Oat Crust

The pairing of flavorful oats and creamy yogurt make this yogurt tart a show-stopper. Topped with fresh fruit, you have a winning dessert.

The pairing of flavorful oats and creamy yogurt make this yogurt tart a show-stopper. Topped with fresh fruit, you have a winning dessert. Get the easy and gorgeous recipe on RachelCooks.com!

This might be one of my favorite recipes yet. My friends at UDIM asked me to create a recipe that combined oats and dairy this month and boy oh boy am I glad they did. This recipe will be happening frequently.

I’m much more the apple crisp type than the hot fudge chocolate brownie type. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll dig into a hot fudge brownie any day of the week, but I prefer desserts that are slightly lighter and don’t make me feel like I need to be rolled away from the table. This yogurt tart fits the bill perfectly. It’s got everything you need in a dessert. A crunchy crust thanks to plenty of oats, a smooth and creamy yogurt filling that isn’t overly sweet, and lots of fresh fruit to liven things up. And then of course the crunchy oat topping that I brought you guys on Friday. The perfect crunch on the top of this tart.

Yogurt Tart with Oat Crust and Crunchy Oat Topping - Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com!

I’ve been giving my neighbor Julie all my extra treats and creations. Remember when I was the creepy neighbor? Well, we’ve become great friends, hooray! Luckily, there are one or two benefits from befriending this weirdo (the weirdo being me, not her). FOOD! I’m constantly texting her and asking if she wants this or that or whatever I dreamed up in my kitchen that day. Better yet, sometimes she plays with all three kids (my two + her daughter) at my house WHILE I cook. This is an ideal situation, folks. Everyone wins.

Yogurt Tart with Oat Crust and Crunchy Oat Topping - Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com!

I think her exact words were that she was “obsessed” with this tart. We both ate it for breakfast the day after I made it. (Because, you know….yogurt, oats…totally breakfast material.)

Maybe after every recipe I’ll have to add “Julie’s take.” Ha!

If you need another use for your tart pan, don’t miss this decadent (and SO easy) chocolate tart recipe!

Yogurt Tart with Oat Crust and Crunchy Oat Topping - Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Yogurt Tart with Oat Crust and Crunchy Oat Topping

Yogurt Tart with Oat Crust and Crunchy Oat Topping

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 3 hours

The pairing of flavorful oats and creamy yogurt make this yogurt tart a show-stopper. Topped with fresh fruit, you have a winning dessert.


For Crust:

  • 4 tablespoons (1/4 cup) butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fat-free plain yogurt
  • 2/3 cup rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

For Yogurt Filling:

  • 2 teaspoons powdered gelatin
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla bean paste
  • 1/4 cup packed light-brown sugar

For Topping:


For crust:

  1. Preheat oven to 475°F.
  2. Beat butter and brown sugar and yogurt using an electric mixer. Add oats, flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix again with electric mixer until just combined. If it becomes too thick, mix with a spoon or your hands.
  3. Spray a 9-inch tart pan well with nonstick cooking spray. Press crust into the tart pan and up the edges. Place on a baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 6-8 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool completely.

For filling:

  1. In a small bowl, sprinkle gelatin over 2 tablespoons of cold water. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, add cream and warm slowly over medium heat until steaming (not boiling). Add gelatin mixture and stir until dissolved (approximately one minute).
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together yogurt, brown sugar and vanilla bean paste. Stir warm cream mixture into this. Pour filling into cooled crust and refrigerate at least two hours (until set) or up until one day. (You might have a tiny bit of filling leftover — don’t overfill the crust, you don’t want it overflowing.)
  4. Right before serving, top with fresh fruit and crunchy oat topping.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 slice
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 224 Total Fat: 9.5g Saturated Fat: 5.6g Cholesterol: 28mg Sodium: 247mg Carbohydrates: 26g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 12g Protein: 9g
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Verdict: This yogurt tart is my new favorite dessert.

Husband’s take: “I honestly didn’t think I was going to like it but it’s really really good.”

Changes I would make: None! But it would great with different types of berries.

Difficulty: I might place this one in the moderate category, but you guys can totally handle it. Make sure to read through the directions all the way before getting started.

Looking for more delicious and impressive desserts? Try No Bake Lemon Mousse Tart with Pretzel Crust, Raspberry and Brownie Mini Trifles, Gingered Pear and Brown Butter Upside Down Cake, or Clementine Vanilla Bean Yogurt Cake.



**Disclosure: I am thrilled to be in an ongoing partnership with United Dairy Industry of Michigan.  I have been compensated by UDIM for my time to develop this recipe. All opinions are as always, my own. Find out more about why Milk Means More on TwitterFacebookYouTube and Pinterest.

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  1. I’m looooooving this one Rachel!!! I could eat that whole thing! But then they would have to roll me away…2 slices please?? :)

  2. I would love to make this and the kids would love it too. I’m just not sure I could share!

  3. Rachel, this is SO GORGEOUS!!! And I love that your husband was pleasantly surprised…isn’t that the best feeling! Thanks for sharing, this looks like perfection!

  4. Delicious! I love that it’s something unusual for breakfast!

  5. See, I always knew there was a dessert I could eat for breakfast.

  6. This is so pretty! I love the fresh fruit on top and this is really healthy for such a lovely dessert :)

  7. Holy cow! The only thing I love more than yogurt and granola for breakfast is cold pie. You just combined my two favorite things!!

  8. You know those recipes that you see and know you need to make asap? This is totally one of those! I love the combo of the oat crust, yogurt filling, and fruit. Just perfect!

  9. I’m so glad you’ve given me permission to eat this for breakfast! So scrumptious!!!

  10. the nurses + docs in the cancer tower at our hospital (they took care of dad) often gets my kitchen creations :) definitely nice to have those eager tasters out there!

    this tart looks perfect – and could really pass for breakfast, yes?

  11. I gotta go click through and find out the story behind being the creepy neighbor lol. In the meantime I am thinking this is practically health food, right? I could make it for dessert and then eat it for breakfast and snack too, right? Right!? Looks AWESOME!

  12. Ok so this is absolutely my kind of dessert. Love everything about it. That crust looks amazing and blueberries right now are so good. The pics are gorgeous Rachel!

  13. would even be nice for a girls’ brunch or bridal/baby shower

  14. What a beautiful tart! It would be perfect for breakfast or anytime. I sure do wish I had a neighbor like yours. Sounds like the perfect arrangement!

  15. What a lovely combination–toasted oatmeal and what amounts to yogurt panna cotta. It’s got me thinking. I’m imagining a “deconstructed” version. In which case, it might be nice to lightly cook the berries to create a sauce.

  16. I mean there’s fruit, oats, and yogurt of course this breakfast material ;) It sounds delicious!

  17. Ha ha. Glad you got promoted from creepy neighbor to friend status! This tart is so pretty. I can’t take my eyes off it!

  18. I love the idea of the crunchy crust. Your description made me think of a crisp as the crust. I would absolutely adore this tart!

  19. This looks too good to be healthy! I love it!

  20. What a great way to combine oats and yogurt. It looks absolutely delicious. Pinned.

  21. I vote for breakfast AND dessert! This is a lovely tart, for any meal.

  22. I was totally thinking, “Gee, this sounds like a great breakfast, too.” Then I read “yogurt, oats…totally breakfast material” and you totally took the words out of my mouth.

  23. This looks divine, Rachel! And I’m totally considering it a breakfast as well because of the fruit and oat combination. That’s okay, right? ;)

  24. This looks so good! Planning on trying it!

  25. I 100% see why Julie is “obsessed” with this tart because I am TOO…without even trying it.
    Yogurt and oats are my jam-eroo, so that fact that you dessert-i-fied them is epic. Pinned!

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