These mango coconut overnight oats are the perfect combination of sweet juicy fruit and creamy oats. Perfect as a meal prep breakfast or healthy snack, they are so easy to put together in just five minutes!
Now easy breakfast ideas are just my thing on a busy weekday morning. After all, between juggling getting ready for work, household chores and feeding the cat, it can be easy to forget to feed myself a nourishing breakfast. The cat comes first, of course . . .
This is where 'overnight' or meal prep breakfast ideas are the best. Now, we don't have to actually leave them overnight, and this likely isn't the best idea for my low histamine readers. Instead, an hour or so in the fridge is all we need.
These mango overnight oats are so delicious, with juicy fruit, creamy oats, and some coconut and seeds for a bit of crunch. I think kids will love them too! So easy to make for a tasty but simple breakfast.
If you love meal prep breakfast ideas, then you may also like to see my cardamom overnight oats and my cinnamon overnight oats, and for something a little different my peach chia pudding. All easy, healthy and delicious!
Why this recipe is so good
So creamy they feel like dessert. Letting oats soak in milk makes them go so creamy and smooth. So delicious it feels like eating dessert!
The perfect sweetness. The mix of mango and maple syrup is fresh, with the right amount of sweetness. Of course, add a touch more maple syrup if you have a sweet tooth! If you love mango for breakfast, there's also my tasty mango apple smoothie to try out!
Meal prep idea. All we have to do is puree the mango, then it's just a case of combining the ingredients and letting them soak for a bit.
A few notes on some of the ingredients. All are listed in the recipe card below, along with quantities required.
- Mango - I suggest using fresh mango for this recipe, or frozen that has been slightly thawed. This is to help puree the fruit more easily.
- Oats - you want rolled oats rather than the finer powder-like oats. Use gluten free if required.
- Non-dairy milk - use the type that suits you best, but using coconut milk (the pouring kind, not from a can) would up the coconut flavour!
Swaps and substitutions
Use the type of non-dairy milk that suits you best. My low histamine readers will want to use the type most suitable for them.
Swap maple syrup for honey. Both work well, so you can use whichever is to hand in your pantry!
Increase the amount of sweetener to taste. If you have a sweet tooth you may wish to add another teaspoon (or more!) of the maple syrup.
Step by step instructions
A super simple recipe, these mango coconut chia overnight oats are made without yogurt, but are still creamy and delicious. Just a few steps to make:
Add the mango to a blender and blend to a thick puree (image 1). It should only take ten seconds or so.
Pour the non-dairy milk into a container that can be sealed, then tip in the rolled oats. Stir well to combine (image 2).
Spoon in the mango puree and stir in with the oat mixture (image 3).
Add in the rest of the ingredients and stir to combine (image 4). Close the container and set aside in the fridge for at least an hour (it can be overnight).
When ready to serve, check to see if it needs a touch more milk and then enjoy!
Recipe tips and notes
- I suggest that using fresh mango is better, if possible. It is easier to blend into a puree and so combine with the oats and milk.
- Be sure to stir well so the oats are evenly distributed and can soak up the milk to become creamy and delicious!
- Check to see if the oats need a touch more milk when serving. If the mixture seems a little too thick add another tablespoon or so to preference.
- Have a sweet tooth? Add more maple syrup to taste.
Container - you need a container such as a jar or tupperware that can be sealed and set aside in the fridge.
A note for my low histamine readers
I just want to flag up that mango is a slightly debated food in terms of histamine. On the SIGHI list it scores 1 (on a range of 0-3) and has a ? as a liberator. There is a note stating 'To be debated. Is often well tolerated'.
Other histamine lists rate it as low histamine, and even that it has antihistamine properties. As always, only try if you know you tolerate well, and consult with a dietician if unsure.
I also want to note that the vanilla extract is optional in this recipe. Only use if you know it works for you!
More breakfast ideas
There are so many tasty idea on my breakfast recipes page, including some meal prep ideas such as my blackberry chia pudding and my golden milk chia pudding. Love mango, then check out my mango granola parfait too!
Mango coconut overnight oats
- Tupperware container
- Add the mango to a blender and blend to a thick puree.
- Tip the oats into your bowl or jar and pour in the milk. Stir well to combine, then add all the other ingredients. Stir again and then set aside in the fridge for at least an hour.
- Top with additional coconut and pumpkin seeds then enjoy!
- I suggest using fresh mango as it is easier to blend into a puree. Alternatively you could thaw frozen mango.
- Stir the oats and milk well so the oats are fully soaked.
- Adjust the amount of maple syrup to taste.
- When serving, check to see if you wish to add a touch more milk to preference.
- Some people like a pinch of salt in their oats, but feel free to leave out if you prefer a sweeter taste!
- mango, which scores 1 and has a ? as a liberator. There is a note 'To be debated. Is often well tolerated'.
- non-dairy milk, which has variable scores.
- vanilla extract, which scores 1 and has a ? as a liberator. This is optional.