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These mango overnight oats are a fun way to start the day, super easy to make, and will feel a bit like you’re enjoying a tropical treat on vacation!
From dessert flavors like cookies and cream to plain overnight oats, there are so many different ways to enjoy overnight oats, one of them being fruit-infused!
Mango is one of the favorite fruits around our house, and these mango overnight oats are bright, colorful, and deliver that delicious mango in a creamy oat base for a fun breakfast recipe.
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What are Overnight Oats?
If you’ve never hard overnight oats, you’re in for a treat!
Unlike traditional oatmeal that means you have to cook it with heat right before you eat it, no heat ever touches overnight oats.
Instead, the oats absorb water (or milk) overnight in the fridge, and the result is a cold, creamy, delicious oatmeal that you can literally just grab from the fridge and eat the next morning.
The amount of mix-ins that work well with overnight oats are insane, from fruits to chocolate to matcha to vanilla to M&Ms to – almost anything you can think.
To make this mango overnight oatmeal, you’ll need:
- water – I prefer to use water rather than milk as our liquid to keep the taste milder. This is what will soak into the oats.
- rolled oats – use rolled or steel cut, not instant oats (I prefer this brand)
- greek yogurt – I use full fat like this, but you can use any kind you want
- mango – I used frozen mango, but you can use frozen or fresh
- honey – to sweeten
How to Make Mango Overnight Oats
Making overnight oats with mango is really simple.
The process of bringing the ingredients together only takes 3-5 minutes, and then it’s just the waiting overnight (but this is why they’re so easy – because you’ll be sleeping!)
First, combine the greek yogurt and water in a bowl and mix together.
Then, add rolled oats, honey and the mango and stir.
Put saran wrap over the bowl or put the overnight oats in a mug.
Wait 8 hours and then enjoy!
Overnight Oats Top Tips
I’ve made dozens of overnight oat recipes since I discovered this creamy concoction, and I’ve noticed a few things to help you make them the best they can be.
1. With something like oats, everyone has their own favorite consistency.
You need to try out a few different variations until you find the right one for you, starting with this recipe as a base.
If you like a runnier texture, add more water.
If you prefer a drier texture, leave out some of the yogurt. Experiment!
2. When experimenting, know that the main ratio to keep in mind is a 1:1 of dried oats to the runny ingredients (water plus any yogurts).
This means that if you’re using 1/2 cup of rolled oats, you should have at least 1/2 cup of runny or liquid ingredients to go with it.
3. An easy way to store and eat overnight oats is in a regular tea mug like this sloth one!
It’s got a handle so you can take it around with you around the house as you’re getting ready, and a bit of saran wrap means it’s all ready to go in the fridge.
I prefer to store my overnight oats for up to 3 days in the fridge, ensuring it has a lid or saran wrap on it.
There’s no need to freeze it as it’s just a single serving (and it wouldn’t freeze well anyway).
Don’t leave it at room temperature as you want that greek yogurt to be cold.
In overnight oats, there are plenty of substitutions you can make to adapt to your diet.
If you’re lactose intolerant, ditch the yogurt and use a dairy free milk like almond milk, or just stick with water.
If you want it creamier, add more greek yogurt.
If you want it richer, use milk instead of water.
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- honey overnight oats
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 cup rolled oats or steel cut oats
- 1/2 cup greek yogurt
- 1 cup frozen or fresh mango chunks
- 1 tablespoon honey
- Combine the greek yogurt and water in a small bowl.
- Add in the oats, mango, and honey and stir.
- Put saran wrap over the bowl and put it in the fridge.
- Wait 8+ hours (overnight)
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