What a way to start the day. Creamy coconut infused thick overnight oats with gooey chunks of mango topped with fresh fruits, sweet syrup and crunchy buckwheat.
I do not enjoy overnight oats often enough and after making this new recipe recently, I most definitely will be making them more. My go-to breakfasts are usually smoothie bowls or baked oats at the moment, although I am really enjoying oats in this way.
The magic of soaking the oats in creamy milk overnight with some chia seeds results in a really thick and soft texture oat mixture that feels so wholesome and satisfying. I like to add chia seeds to my oats for added boost of nutrients and healthy fats as well as thickening the mixture and adding a great texture. To make the Mango Coconut Overnight Oats truly tropical, I’ve used coconut milk, desiccated coconut and chunks of mango. The flavours are simple and coconutty with vibrant and fruity mango. I like to add frozen mango chunks to the mix the night before as they de-frost overnight although you can use fresh mango.
Simply stir together all the ingredients, pop it in the fridge and away you go in the morning. You can simply pick up the jar as you head out in the morning to enjoy en route or at your desk, adding the toppings into the jar or pour into a bowl for a slower and nourishing start to the day. My favourite toppings for this Mango Coconut Overnight Oats are creamy coconut yoghurt, fresh fruits like kiwi, persimmon and cherries as well as some chewy dried fruits and crunchy buckwheat or granola – plus a drizzle of syrup!
These Mango Coconut Overnight Oats take only 5 minutes to make the night before and just top with your favourite foods in the morning and you’ve got a balanced, delicious and healthy breakfast pot that’s cheap to make and delivers on flavour. The recipe is naturally vegan, gluten-free (make sure the oats are GF certified if you are coeliac) and packed with fibre, protein and good-for-you fats.
Mango Coconut Overnight Oats
Creamy coconut infused thick overnight oats with gooey chunks of mango topped with fresh fruits, sweet syrup and crunchy buckwheat.
- 40g oats
- 10g chia seeds
- 10g coconut
- 240ml coconut milk
- 80g mango (I use frozen chunks)
- Top with: coconut yoghurt, kiwi, persimmon, cherries, coconut, dried white mulberries, dried goji berries, buckwheat, syrup
1. Stir together all the ingredients and leave in a sealed jar overnight or for 8 hours.
2. In the morning, stir the oats and add a splash more milk if needed and serve with your desired toppings.
I look forward to hearing your thoughts on my recipe for Mango Coconut Overnight Oats, they’re a real winner in my household. Please let me know your thoughts below and tag me in your creations, I’m @nourishing.amy on Instagram and use the hashtag #nourishingamy. I’m also on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest – please say hello!
With tropical love x