This creamy mango oatmeal is a warming breakfast recipe that brings a little tropical feeling to the start of the day! Quick and easy to make, it comes together in less than 20 minutes.
There's something so comforting about oatmeal on a cold morning, and it's such an easy family-friendly breakfast to enjoy! If your family loves it too, then perhaps you may like to see my spiced pear porridge, apple pie porridge and my turmeric ginger oatmeal for more delicious recipes!
This mango oatmeal (or mango porridge for my UK readers!) adds a little sunshine to your morning, with the irresistible sweetness of mango. A vegan breakfast that is full of healthy ingredients and so easy to make!
⭐ Why this recipe is so good
Tropical breakfast vibes. Mango for breakfast feels quite indulgent and with the coconut too, this oatmeal has some vacation vibes to me!
Healthy and filling. The oats and chia seeds will keep you satisfied until lunchtime.
Quick and easy. Making this mango oatmeal is very simple, and there are two ways to include the sweet mango outlined below.
All the ingredients and their quantities are set out in the recipe card below.
Some notes on a few of them:
- Oats - I suggest using old fashioned rolled oats rather than quick-cook oats for their better texture.
- Chia seeds - I suggest using whole chia seeds rather than milled chia for a bit more 'bite'.
- Coconut flakes - you can also use desiccated coconut if you prefer or fresh coconut if you have it!
Looking for an easy recipe for the mango topping? My mango coulis recipe is quick and easy with just two ingredients!
📋 Swaps and variations
Swap mango puree (or coulis) for mango chunks. Either works well in this recipe, and if you use frozen mango I suggest adding it a littler earlier to your oatmeal so it warms through.
Use non-dairy milk of choice. Using coconut milk (the type from a carton not a can) would add to the creamy taste!
Swap milk for water. For a lighter oatmeal, you can use all water or half water and half milk to preference.
🔪 Step by step instructions
Making this mango porridge is quick and easy, and so perfect for a weekday morning. Just a few steps:
Steps 1 & 2
Add the oatmeal ingredients to your pot. Tip in the oats, chia seeds and coconut flakes and pour in the non-dairy milk. Heat on low-medium for around 6-10 minutes, stirring frequently (images 1 and 2).
Keep stirring! The secret to creamy oatmeal is to stir quite frequently as it releases the starch in the oats (image 3).
Option 1: Add the half the mango puree or mango coulis to the oatmeal and stir to combine (image 4).
Option 2: If you prefer, add fresh or frozen mango chunks to the oatmeal. If using frozen you may wish to heat for longer so they thaw and are cooked through.
Once ready, spoon into your bowls and top with the remaining mango puree, some more coconut flakes and any other topping you like!
💭 Recipe tips and notes
1. Swap mango puree or coulis for fresh or frozen mango chunks. Both work so well to make this breakfast!
2. Pick perfectly ripe mango. Use ripe fruit to make your coulis or to add fresh chunks of to your oatmeal so they are deliciously sweet.
3. Keep stirring the oatmeal - it's what helps it become thick and creamy and even more delicious.
4. Adjust the amount of milk / water to preference. Love a thick oatmeal? Keep to the recipe instructions. Prefer a thinner consistency? Add a little more milk to preference.
🍴 Frequently asked questions
Old fashioned rolled oats work best for this oatmeal. Steel cut oats can also be used but they will have more 'bite' and be far more dense.
Oatmeal becomes creamier the more you stir it, so get your wooden spoon out and keep stirring! It makes it so much more delicious!
It's best to eat oatmeal immediately as it can go very thick if left in the fridge for any length of time.
🍯 More tasty breakfast ideas
Whether it's more of a summer recipe such as my easy flaxseed pudding, or a cosy warming start to the day with my mixed berry porridge, there are many options to choose from on my breakfast recipes page. Some recent recipes to enjoy:
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Creamy Mango Oatmeal
- Wooden spoon
- Add the oats, chia seeds, coconut flakes and non-dairy milk to a saucepan. Stir well and heat to a light simmer. Cook for 6-10 minutes, stirring often to help it get creamy.
- Spoon in half the mango puree and maple syrup and stir to combine. Add more milk if you prefer a looser consistency.
- Spoon into your serving bowl , drizzle on the maple syrup and add the remaining mango puree and coconut flakes, as well as any other toppings you like.
- If you do not have mango puree to hand, then using a cup of mango chunks (fresh or frozen) works so well too.
- Adjust the amount of milk to preference. This makes a fairly thick oatmeal, so add a touch more milk if you like a looser consistency.
- Desiccated coconut can be used if you do not have coconut flakes.
- Please note that nutritional information is given as a curtesy. It is auto-generated and should be taken as an estimate.
- mango, which scores 1 and has a ? as a liberator. There is a note, 'To be debated. Is often well tolerated'.
- non-dairy milk has variable scores.