Recipe | Coconut Mango Overnight Oatmeal

Coconut Mango Overnight Oatmeal
Having never lived in the tropics, I can’t really tell you when mango season is. But I do know that a few times a year, there’s suddenly an abundance of champagne mangoes at the grocery store. They’ll be strategically positioned at the front of the produce section, boxes stacked precariously on top of each other. And they’re always 5 for $5. While I like regular mangoes just fine, I like the champagne ones even more. They’re a little bit smaller, but I have yet to get one that wasn’t sweet or that was stringy or weird in some other way. So, in summary, I love champagne mangoes and it’s that time of year–cheap champagne mango season. Exclamation point!

I’ve been trying out different kinds of overnight oatmeal lately, but I haven’t had success until I came up with this Coconut Mango Overnight Oatmeal recipe. The first time I made overnight oatmeal in a jar, I tried using steel cut oats. I’ve read other people raving about using those in overnight oats, but I have TMJ and chewing on them gave me a jaw ache that stayed with me the rest of the day. Not good! I also tried adding cocoa powder to my oats, but it made me kind of queasy–I had to let my husband finish that batch of oatmeal. After purchasing a bunch of cheap champagne mangoes last week, I thought I’d try overnight oatmeal one more time, with mangoes and coconut. And if it didn’t work out, I would stop trying to make this overnight oatmeal thing happen for me.

Pouring almond milk into oats
Well, I guess it’s true that the third time’s the charm, because the Coconut Mango Overnight Oatmeal was definitely a winner. I find oatmeal to be a little bit heavy, so adding an equal amount of mangoes to the oats was the perfect way to lighten it up. And the best thing about overnight oats is that you do the (minimal) prep work the night before and your oatmeal is done in the morning–you don’t even have to heat it up (although you can if you want)! I’ve been making this with my cheapo mangoes all week and I don’t think I’m going to get tired of it anytime soon.

Coconut Mango Overnight Oatmeal

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 serving

Coconut Mango Overnight Oatmeal

Breakfast doesn't get much easier (or healthier) than this tropical overnight oatmeal recipe!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c. rolled oats
  • 1/2 c. unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 c. mango, diced
  • 1 tbsp. shredded coconut
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. agave nectar

Instructions

  1. Stir together all ingredients in a resealable jar or bowl. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Stir before serving and add additional milk (for a thinner consistency) and agave nectar if desired.

Notes

Prep time doesn't include time spent overnight in fridge. You can substitute any kind of milk for the almond milk, but you may need to adjust the amount of agave nectar you use. If you don't keep agave nectar on hand, brown sugar or honey would both work well in this recipe.

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Comments

  1. Nicola says

    I made this last night with soy milk and sultanas, I just had it for breakfast and I loved it. Having made Bircher muesli before I wasn’t keen on the fruitiness from the apple juice but I will be experimenting with you recipe with different fruits. Thank you

  2. Aradi says

    It’s my favourite recipe of overnight oatmeal! I really can’t get tired of this. I’ve been eating it at least once a week for like 3 months :) your recipe is a winner!

  3. Marsha Paulsen Peters says

    Sounds MARVELOUS. I’ll do it. Why the Resealable container? does it need mega-sealing for it to ‘process’ overnight? if so, what else could I use to secure it so?

    • Kiersten Frase says

      Nope, you just need any container with a lid, but if you don’t have that, a little foil or plastic wrap will do–I don’t like to put things in the fridge for that long without covering them. :)

  4. Laura says

    Wow, just made this tonight and took a little bite- delicious. Hassle free to make, and makes a hassle free morning. One thing that I added and recommend if anyone is obsessed with these like me- Chia Seeds!! I put about 1 and 1/2 TBSP in with this recipe and it made the consistency very nice. Thank you for this simple and tasty recipe!

  5. Melinda says

    I’m obsessed with this recipe! My husband eats it warm but I love it cold. I want to know where that jar is from? I want one!!!

    • Kiersten Frase says

      They’re Weck canning jars. I bought mine at Crate & Barrel, but I know they also sell them at Williams-Sonoma. You can order them on Amazon too, but I think you have to buy a set of them when you order from there. So glad you like the recipe! :D

  6. says

    I’m blogging about breakfast this week, and found your recipe. I make overnight oatmeal with dried and fresh berries all the time, but can’t wait to try this flavor combo! I’ll use the sliced mangos in the jar because I’m a terrible mango peeler!
    Many Thanks

  7. JenI says

    All if these overnight oat meals sound so amazing!! I can’t wait to try them. Do you eat them cold or heat them up in the am after the flavors developed? Thanks for sharing!

  8. Haley D says

    I am going to make this tonight! Looks so yummy :) May I ask where you got your silverware? That spoon is GORGEOUS and we’ve been on the lookout for some new silverware, but we’re pretty picky, so haven’t had much luck. Thanks in advance!

    • Kiersten Frase says

      They were a wedding present, so I don’t know if they’re still available, but they were from Bed Bath & Beyond. I can’t remember the manufacturer or the name of the set though!

  9. maryanne says

    thanks for your comment on the TMJ, I had the same problem. Mangos are my fav fruit, so I always have a couple of cans of mangos in the pantry for when they are not fresh(better than going without, I figure). They are difficult to find. I will definitely have to try this combination, sounds good. Instead of adding agave to my oats, I just add some of the juice from the can of fruit.

    • Kiersten Frase says

      I hope you enjoy the recipe! When mangoes aren’t in season, I substitute other fresh fruits. I’ve made this with just about everything under the sun–strawberries, blackberries, peaches. It all works! :)

  10. says

    Whoa! I just got myself a huge pack of oatmeal, and living in India in summers equates to being flooded with mangoes :)

    This recipe is going to the refrigerator today!

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