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Coconut Mango Overnight Oatmeal

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.

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Coconut Mango Overnight Oatmeal

Coconut Mango Overnight Oatmeal in Jar

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

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving

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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103 Comments

  • Reply
    Nicola
    December 2, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    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

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      Kiersten
      December 3, 2012 at 8:11 pm

      I’m glad you liked it! I’ve tried just about every fruit in it and it always turns out well. πŸ™‚

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    Aradi
    December 25, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    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 πŸ™‚ your recipe is a winner!

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      Kiersten
      December 27, 2012 at 11:30 am

      I’m so glad you enjoy it that much! πŸ˜€ It’s one of my favorites too–I just wish I could find good mangoes so I could make it more often!

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    Bri
    February 3, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    Have you thought about using frozen mango?

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      Kiersten
      February 4, 2013 at 9:26 am

      I haven’t used frozen mango myself, but I’m sure it would work!

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        habanero
        December 10, 2015 at 8:01 pm

        Frozen mangoes work great. Love, love, love this recipe! I make a triple batch and have it through the week. I also add a little ground flax. Maybe 1T.

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          Kiersten
          December 16, 2015 at 5:27 pm

          I’m glad you enjoy it! I often add ground flax or chia too. It’s really versatile!

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    Marsha Paulsen Peters
    February 20, 2013 at 11:56 am

    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?

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      Kiersten
      February 24, 2013 at 4:26 pm

      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. πŸ™‚

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    Laura
    February 22, 2013 at 2:36 am

    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!

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      Kiersten
      February 24, 2013 at 4:13 pm

      I’m glad you enjoyed it! Since I first posted this recipe, I’ve been adding chia seeds when I make mine now too. πŸ™‚

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    Melinda
    February 26, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    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!!!

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      February 27, 2013 at 10:09 am

      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! πŸ˜€

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    anne danahy
    March 9, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    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

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      March 11, 2013 at 10:16 am

      I’ve had people say they use frozen mangoes too and it works well. πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    JenI
    April 5, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    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!

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      April 7, 2013 at 8:19 pm

      You can eat them cold or warm. I prefer them cold, especially when it’s warmer outside. πŸ™‚

      • Reply
        Donna
        November 12, 2013 at 7:57 am

        How do you eat this warm. How do you heat it up.

        • Reply
          Kiersten
          November 12, 2013 at 8:08 pm

          Heat it in the microwave or in a saucepan over low heat.

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    Haley D
    March 3, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    I am going to make this tonight! Looks so yummy πŸ™‚ 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!

    • Reply
      Kiersten Frase
      March 3, 2014 at 2:22 pm

      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!

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    Haley D
    March 3, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    Aww thank you! πŸ™‚ We still have a gift card from our wedding for BB&B. Will have to check it out πŸ™‚

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    maryanne
    May 7, 2014 at 7:34 am

    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.

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      Kiersten Frase
      May 9, 2014 at 1:53 pm

      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! πŸ™‚

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    Aakanksha
    June 4, 2014 at 9:09 am

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

    This recipe is going to the refrigerator today!

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    Lauren G
    September 8, 2014 at 8:43 am

    I have made these a time or two now- I think I may have one-upped you on the coconut, though, and added toasted coconut. This was a great breakfast idea that felt like a bit of a food escape with those tropical flavors. Thank you!

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      Kiersten Frase
      September 18, 2014 at 2:10 pm

      I’m totally adding toasted coconut next time I make this now! πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Laura
    October 27, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    This was amazing, mine tasted like cake batter !
    Thanks so much !

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    Susan
    December 5, 2014 at 2:41 am

    Wow! This is amazing. Just wondering, can I substitute with another fruit, mangoes aren’t in season right now where I’m from?

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    Star
    December 28, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    Do we heat this up or eat it cold???

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    alex
    January 19, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    Just wondering can you make this for a week in advance?

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    Stephanie
    January 27, 2015 at 10:26 am

    I tried this recipe last night and had it for breakfast this morning. It was so good! I was pleasantly surprised by how good it was with so few ingredients. I used frozen mango ( I microwaved it before using it in the recipe to remove the ice). Instead of agave, I used 1/4 tsp of pure stevia. I will definitely be making this one again. Thank you!

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    Martyna
    March 9, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    I commented on the Mexican Chocolate Breakfast Shake yesterday and today I decided to try out this recipe. I am absolutely in love! I added honey instead of agave nectar, just one tablespoon, but it really wasn’t necessary. Ever since I can remember, I’ve always loved oats cooked on water, never on milk, with salt instead of anything sweet, some flaxseed oil and maybe some blueberries, but I’m definitely going to test more funky recipes! Thanks so much for this one! Cheers, M

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    Madeline
    March 21, 2015 at 8:46 pm

    Was the shredded coconut the sweetened kind from the baking aisle
    or the natural/raw kind from the frozen aisle?
    Thanks!

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    Christine
    April 28, 2015 at 9:51 am

    Been wanting to try making overnight oats for a while now, and this was a good one to start with! SO GOOD!!!! Thank you, we are really enjoying them πŸ™‚

    • Reply
      Kiersten Frase
      April 30, 2015 at 1:51 pm

      I’m glad to hear it! This is one of my all-time favorite breakfasts and I still make it years after posting the recipe. πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Minh Nguyen
    June 3, 2015 at 4:23 am

    Oh how I love overnight oatmeal, especially in the summer after a morning workout! so refreshing and still nutritious!

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    Anusha
    June 8, 2015 at 10:06 pm

    Can i use honey instead of agave nectar?

    • Reply
      Dana Raidt
      June 10, 2015 at 11:21 am

      Hi Anusha,

      We haven’t tested it with honey, but it seems like it would work since they’re similar in texture and flavor!

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    Susan
    May 12, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    This sounds absolutely yummy! Overnight oats are one of my favorite breakfasts.

    About mangoes: for the regular, common mangoes, the way to avoid the really stringy ones is to avoid ones from Brazil. I’ve never had a Brazilian mango that wasn’t stringy. The ones from other places seem to be okay, although I think they all have a little inherent stringiness.

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    Susan
    May 25, 2016 at 10:41 am

    Made these for today’s breakfast and my husband said, “Yummy!” after the first bite. I did add a scoop of vanilla protein powder and chia seeds (need my protein and I like how overnight oats turn out better with chia). This recipe is a definite keeper.

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