Indulge yourself in these decadent Mango Overnight Oats! These yummy Mango Oats have a scrumptious tropical flavor you're sure to love, and they only take minutes to make!
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Get ready to treat yourself! Because even if you're nowhere near an island, this delightful Mango Overnight Oats recipe will transport you to a tropical state of mind!
This easy recipe pairs everything you love about Overnight Oatmeal (easy to make, grab and go ease, and minimal cleanup) with the crave-worthy flavors of fresh mango, sweet coconut, and crunchy, rich macadamia nuts. Yum!
While these Mango Oats are a slightly (but not much!) more indulgent than basic oatmeal, the oats, dairy, and fresh fruit are a great source of healthy fiber, protein, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.
This is a breakfast you will look forward to waking up to ... healthy + totally delicious! Keep reading for all the details, then get ready to dig in.
You'll find the ingredients for this easy recipe in most grocery stores. Here's what you'll need:
- Mango - Of course, juicy mango is the star ingredient here! One mango will yield enough fruit for about two servings of oats. Check out my tips below for choosing the perfect mango.
- Coconut - A little shredded coconut is the perfect partner to that sweet fruit. I had sweetened flakes in my cupboard, but unsweetened coconut also works great. You could even top the oatmeal with some coconut chips just before serving for a pleasant crunch!
- Macadamia Nuts - Yummy macadamia nuts round out all those the tropical flavors! If you can't find macadamias, other nuts (like almond, walnut, or pecan) will also work fine.
- Oats - For the best results, make sure to use old-fashioned rolled oats for this recipe. Instant and steel cut oats absorb milk differently, so they don't work as well.
- Milk - Use your favorite milk for this recipe (2% or whole work best). To make this recipe vegan / dairy free, simply choose a plant based milk. I used soy milk, but almond, coconut, oat, etc. will all work great.
- Maple Syrup - Delicious maple syrup to adds the ideal amount of sweetness, and you can easily add more or less to taste. Other sweeteners, like honey or brown sugar, can also be used.
- Vanilla - A dash of vanilla extract is the perfect complement to this recipe's sweet, tropical flavors.
You'll Also Need
To make this recipe, you'll also need a jar or small bowl with a lid to prepare and store the oats. Mason jars are my favorite, because they have a reusable lid and are easy to transport. I used these cute jam jars for these photos, however a 12-ounce mason jar or a standard 16-ounce mason jar (pint jar) will make things a little easier to store and eat.
How to Pick a Mango
When shopping for mangos, look for fruit with smooth, unblemished skin. Color is not an indicator of ripeness. Instead, you'll know the fruit is ripe when the flesh has a little give when you press on it (similar to peaches or avocados). It should also smell sweet and fruity. If you purchase an unripe mango, let it ripen on your counter for a few days. Once ripened, refrigerate until ready to use.
How to Make Mango Overnight Oats
These luscious Mango Oats are super simple to prepare! You'll find a detailed recipe card below, but here's an overview of the steps:
- Combine oatmeal ingredients. Add the oats, milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt to a mason jar or a small bowl, along with the coconut, plus half the mango and half the macadamia nuts. Mix well.
- Add toppings. Top oatmeal with remaining mango and nuts, plus a pinch of coconut.
- Refrigerate. Cover your jar or bowl, then refrigerate the oats overnight (or for at least four hours).
Once you wake up the next day, your Overnight Oats with Mango will be ready to eat! So easy, right? (And so delish.)
Tip: I usually make a few jars at the same time, that way breakfast is done for the week (great for meal prep). To do the same, just line up your jars, then add the ingredients assembly line-style. If you plan to make more than two jars, wait to add the mango just before serving (or the night before) so it stays fresh.
Feel like experimenting? Here are a few ways you can customize this recipe:
- Yogurt - Want to make this recipe extra creamy? Instead of using equal parts oats and milk, substitute ½ cup oats, plus ⅓ cup plain yogurt and ⅓ cup milk. If you'd prefer to use Greek yogurt, stir in an extra tablespoon or two of milk (or water). It should have the consistency of regular, plain yogurt when you're done.
- Chia - These healthy seeds are a popular oats mix-in. To add them, stir in one tablespoon chia seeds, plus 3 extra tablespoons milk.
- Other Toppings + Mix-ins - Feel free to get creative with other toppings. Try different nuts (almonds, pecans, or walnuts would be delish). Swap out the maple syrup for honey or brown sugar. Top with crunchy coconut chips or Homemade Granola.
- Vegan - As mentioned above, you can easily make this recipe vegan / dairy free by including your fave plant based milk. I used soy milk, but almond, coconut, oat, etc. will all work great.
Store the oats in an airtight jar or covered bowl in your refrigerator. These Mango Coconut Overnight Oats will stay freshest and taste best when eaten within a couple days. Plain oats will be fine for three to four days though, so if you want to make more than a couple jars, I'd recommend adding the mango just before serving (or the night before you plan to eat it).
Now that you've mastered this mouthwatering recipe, try one of these other yummy flavors next:
- Basic Overnight Oats - This classic refrigerator oatmeal recipe is so simple to make and endlessly versatile!
- Overnight Oats with Yogurt
- Apple Overnight Oats
- Raspberry Overnight Oats
- Almond Joy Overnight Oats
- Banana Overnight Oats
- Strawberry Overnight Oats
- Cranberry Orange Overnight Oats
- Pumpkin Overnight Oats
- Blueberry Overnight Oats
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Still need help? Check out these common questions:
Overnight Oats will stay fresh and taste best when eaten within three to four days. If you're using perishable toppings (like fruit), add it just before serving for the freshest and tastiest results.
Overnight Oats can be eaten hot or cold, it's up to you. They are usually served cold right from the refrigerator, but if you prefer, you can gently warm them in your microwave before eating.
Yes, Overnight Oats should be refrigerated once the ingredients have been mixed together.
If your Overnight Oats didn't turn out right, you may not have used enough liquid. Try stirring in a little extra milk or water. For more flavor, make sure to add a pinch of salt, plus a little maple syrup for sweetness. And don't forget the flavorful toppings!
Mango Overnight Oats
- ½ cup old fashioned rolled oats
- ½ cup milk
- 1 tablespoon shredded coconut
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup
- dash vanilla extract
- pinch salt
- ½ cup diced mango, divided
- 1 tablespoon chopped macadamia nuts, divided
- Combine oats, milk, coconut, maple syrup, vanilla, and salt in a mason jar (or small bowl). Add half the mango and half the macadamia nuts. Mix well.
- Top with remaining mango and nuts, plus an additional pinch of coconut (if desired).
- Cover and refrigerate overnight (or at least four hours) before eating. Enjoy!