Mango Overnight Oats with Coconut

Mango Overnight Oats with Coconut

I’m ashamed to say I was so late to the overnight oats party! I’ve never been a huge fan of oatmeal, ever since I was forced to eat it as a child. I just didn’t love the texture. But some of my friends and family members swear by them, so I thought I’d give them a try especially as the weather warms up. I was pleasantly surprised! The consistency is creamy, but the oats keep their structure, so they avoid the goopy, sticky texture I hated so much as a child. So it’s a win-win!

And what I love most about this overnight oats is how much you can customize them to your tastes! Many overnight oats recipes call for bananas, berries, or cinnamon, but you can really use any flavors you like! So since I love tropical fruits like pineapple, mango, and passionfruit, I knew I had to try one of my favorite combos: mango and coconut! These mango overnight oats were born, and they made me an overnight oats convert for sure!

How do I make overnight oats?

Overnight oats are such a awesome breakfast or snack and absolutely perfect for meal prep! I like to prep overnight oats in individual containers to make eating a healthy breakfast easy and quick. For instance, I like to use 8-ounce canning jars with lids so that my overnight oats are a great grab-and-go breakfast! Feel free to double or triple the recipe (using the 2x and 3x buttons in the recipe card below) to prep breakfast for the whole family, or for the whole week!

Here’s how it works: just gather all the ingredients below, and mix them together. Put it all in a covered container and let it soak overnight. Add your favorite toppings, and enjoy! It’s that simple! Soaking oats overnight allows the oats to break down and soak up the liquid and flavors in the mixture. Plus, letting oats soak breaks down the phytic acid that occurs naturally in whole grains. This allows for better digestion and absorption of the nutrients in the oats. Speaking of which, let’s talk about all the great nutrition you’ll find in this delicious mango overnight oats recipe!

Ingredients and Nutrition

  • gluten-free rolled oats -whole grain oats are full of nutrients and antioxidants. Also, they have been shown to help manage blood sugar and cholesterol. I like Bob’s Red Mill Organic Gluten Free Oats.
  • chia seeds – these little seeds pack a TON of nutrition! They’re full of omega-3 fatty acids for brain health and soluble fiber for digestion. They’ve also been shown to improve blood sugar and blood pressure.
  • coconut milk – coconut milk is very nutrient-rich, and in studies has had positive effects on cholesterol levels and weight loss. However, it is high in calories and saturated fat, so if you’re watching your fat or calorie intake, you can definitely swap in unsweetened almond milk in these mango overnight oats.
  • non-dairy yogurt – this is optional, but you can add it for an extra-creamy texture, and a boost of protein and probiotics!
  • fresh mango – mango is an incredibly nutritious fruit, shown to improve immune system, boost eye, heart, and digestive health, and improve skin and hair. It’s also high in polyphenols, which can function as antioxidants and have demonstrated anti-cancer properties. Feel free to substitute frozen mango chunks that you’ve chopped into smaller, bite-sized pieces. You can find frozen mango in the freezer section of most supermarkets.
  • maple syrup – a great vegan natural sweetener! Maple syrup provides antioxidants and several vitamins and minerals, making it a better alternative to processed white sugar.
  • vanilla extract – make sure the pure vanilla extract you use is gluten free. You can also substitute almond extract, or coconut extract for even more coconut flavor (especially if you opt to use a different milk choice).
  • salt – a pinch of salt is perfect to bring out all the flavors in these mango overnight oats!
  • toasted coconut flakes – my favorite part! The toasty crunch and coconut flavor adds great texture and flavor to these mango overnight oats. I like these unsweetened toasted coconut flakes.

You may have noticed looking at that ingredient list — these mango overnight oats are full of amazing nutrients and they’re vegan, gluten-free, and have no refined sugar! So this is a delicious, quick breakfast that you can really feel good about!

Note that this information is not a substitute for the advice of a diet/nutrition expert or medical professional — please see my nutrition disclaimer.

Equipment

This is quite possibly the simplest recipe on my blog! All you’ll need for these mango overnight oats is a mixing bowl and spoon, and some canning jars to portion your oats into. I also like to pick up some eco-friendly disposable wooden spoons to take my oats on the go!

Tips and F.A.Q.

Do overnight oats have to be rolled oats?

Yes, I would definitely recommend using old-fashioned rolled oats for the ideal texture and creaminess. Don’t swap in quick oats — they might get too mushy too quickly. And you can use steel-cut oats, but they will take longer to soak and might require more liquid. If you’ve tried overnights with steel-cut oats, let me know how it worked out for you!

Does overnight oats make you lose weight?

It depends — food choices can affect different people differently. What I will say is that these mango overnight oats, as I outlined above, are full of nutritious ingredients that have been shown to have positive effects on overall health in some cases. The way I see it, a healthy diet is all about making the right choices each time, and for me these overnight oats are a great one! Everyone is different, however, so it’s definitely important for each of us to make well-informed nutritional choices based on our needs.

What can I store overnight oats in?

I use these adorable 8-ounce canning jars! They’re perfect for soaking my mango overnight oats in and for serving them from, both at home and on the go! Or you can make double-servings and put your oats in one of these pint-size canning jars.

Related Recipes

If you’re in the mood for more wholesome breakfast goodies like these mango overnight oats, I’ve got you covered! First, take a look at my mango kale smoothie recipe. It’s my go-to smoothie that I have literally every day. I get late-night sweet cravings, so I have it for dessert instead of for breakfast. I use a couple of great shortcuts so it only takes 2 minutes to make, and it’s full of nutrients and a boost from collagen to make my skin and joints feel great!

Or for another amazing grab-and-go breakfast, you’ve gotta try my vegan peanut butter oatmeal cookies! These gluten-free breakfast cookies are made with oats, peanut butter, banana, and cacao to fill you up with goodness at breakfast or anytime of day!

mango overnight oats

Mango Overnight Oats with Coconut – Easy, Vegan and Gluten Free Breakfast

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Mango coconut overnight oats recipe that makes two make-ahead jars for an easy grab and go breakfast! The best overnight oats with mango and coconut!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Snack
Cuisine :American
Servings: 2 jars
Calories: 469kcal
Recipe Source: Chenée Lewis

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Ingredients

Toppings (Optional):

Instructions

  • Mix oats, chia seeds, coconut milk, yogurt (if using), sweetener, vanilla, and salt in a bowl.
  • Spoon mixture evenly into 8-ounce jars and screw on lids, or cover tightly with plastic wrap.
  • Let oats sit in refrigerator at least 8 hours, or up to 4 days.
  • Before serving, stir in toasted coconut, more mango chunks, and/or additional sweetener as desired.

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Notes

Make ahead: these mango overnight oats will keep in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 4 days. 
Milk alternative: feel free to use another type of nondairy or dairy milk in this recipe. If you do, feel free to add additional yogurt for a bit more creaminess.
Frozen fruit: you can use frozen mango chunks in these overnight oats! Just chop them frozen and add them to the recipe. They’ll thaw by the time the oats are ready. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1 jar | Calories: 469 kcal | Carbohydrates: 53 g | Protein: 8 g | Fat: 27 g | Saturated Fat: 22 g | Sodium: 93 mg | Potassium: 533 mg | Fiber: 5 g | Sugar: 20 g | Calcium: 61 mg | Iron: 6 mg
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