This Healthy Mango Overnight Oats is a delicious breakfast recipe loaded with tropical flavors where oats are soaked overnight in milk, yogurt, and mangoes. It comes together in 10 minutes using simple ingredients (vegetarian, gluten-free, can be made vegan).
About Mango Overnight Oats
Mango Overnight Oats is a delicious and healthy no-cook breakfast recipe where rolled oats are soaked overnight (or for 6-8 hours) in milk, yogurt, and mango puree.
Soaking oats in liquid overnight makes the oats break and soak up all the flavors. It also helps to break the phytic acid and makes the absorption of nutrients much better.
The addition of mangoes to the oatmeal gives it a sweetness and a tropical flavor. The texture of the mangoes also helps to make the oatmeal creamier.
Although I personally like to serve overnight oats chilled, you can definitely heat them up for a hot bowl. Top the oats with your choice of topping and serve for a healthy and delicious breakfast.
This overnight mango oats recipe is vegetarian and gluten-free and can be made vegan too. You can also double or triple it and meal plan for the week.
Here are some more overnight oat recipes that you may like
- Brown Sugar Overnight Oats
- Strawberry Overnight Oats
- Coffee Overnight Oats
- Biscoff Oats
- Apple Pie Overnight Oats
- Banana Bread Overnight Oats
Oats – Overnight oats are best made using rolled oats (old-fashioned oats). Having said that, instant oats (quick oats) can also work. Keep in consideration that instant oats can become a little mushy after soaking.
DO NOT use steel-cut oats to make overnight oats as do not get softened by just soaking, they need proper cooking before you can eat them.
Yogurt – Use plain yogurt or GREEK yogurt to soak the oats. I personally like full-fat yogurt as it makes my oats rich and creamy but skim milk will also work fine.
To make the recipe vegan, replace dairy yogurt with any plant-based yogurt like coconut yogurt, soy yogurt, etc.
Milk – I like to use whole milk (full-fat milk) to soak the oats as it makes them creamy and rich. You can definitely use skim or low-fat milk to make this mango oatmeal recipe healthier.
To make the recipe vegan, replace dairy milk with any plant-based milk like almond milk, oat milk, soy milk, or coconut milk.
Mangoes – You will need mango puree and mango cubes.
Choose ripe and juicy mangoes to make the overnight oats. My favorites are Indian varieties like Alphonso or Kesar.
Mexican ones like Atalufa mangoes are also great.
Having said that, you can use any other variety of ripe and juicy mangoes that are easily available to use.
Instead of fresh mango chunks, you can use frozen mango pieces.
I like to use my homemade mango puree, but you can use frozen mango puree or canned mango puree as well.
Others – You will also need chia seeds, honey, and vanilla extract.
Replace honey with brown sugar, maple syrup, or agave nectar for vegan.
If you want to add some extra protein to your overnight oats with mangoes, you can stir in a scoop of protein powder to the mixture before storing it in the fridge.
How To Make Mango Overnight Oats
- 1.5 cups of rolled oats
- 1.5 cups of plain yogurt
- 1 cup whole milk
- 6 teaspoon chia seeds
- ¾ cup of chopped mangoes
- ¾ cup mango puree
- 3 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
in a medium-sized mixing bowl.
Cover the bowl with a lid and refrigerate for 6-8 hours or overnight.
If you are in a hurry, you can soak the oats for a minimum of 2-3 hours. They will not be as soft though.
Add more milk if the oats are too thick and mix well. The overnight oats should have pudding-like consistency. Top with your favorite toppings and serve.
Chopped mangoes and sliced bananas.
Slivered nuts like almonds, cashew nuts, walnuts, pecans, etc.
Seeds like chia seeds, flax seeds, hemp seeds, etc.
Nut butter like peanut butter, almond butter, pistachio butter, etc.
Shredded coconut, coconut flakes, cocoa nibs, and edible flowers.
For a more decadent breakfast, you could top your overnight oats with whipped cream or a drizzle of honey or maple syrup.
Frequently Asked Questions
You can add other fruits like bananas, strawberries, or papaya.
You could also add some spices like ground cardamom, ground ginger, or ground cinnamon.
If you want a chocolate flavor, you could stir in some cocoa powder.
Yes, you can make the oats with water, but they will be less creamy. If you are looking for a vegan option, you can use almond milk, coconut milk, or another plant-based milk.
Yes, you can make overnight oats without yogurt. However, the yogurt does add some creaminess and protein to the dish.
This dish is a great option for babies! The oatmeal is soft and easy to eat, and the mangoes add sweetness and nutrition. If you are making these oats for a baby, you may want to puree the mangoes so that they are easier to eat. You can also add some water or milk to thin out the mixture if necessary. Always check with your pediatrician before introducing new foods to your baby.
If you want your mango oats to be hot, you can heat them up in the microwave for 1-2 minutes. Or, you can cook them on the stove over low heat until they are warm throughout.
Health Benefits Of Oats
Oats are a good source of dietary fiber, which can help promote regular bowel movements, support the growth of healthy gut bacteria, and lower cholesterol levels.
The beta-glucan fiber in oats can help lower blood cholesterol levels, which can in turn reduce the risk of heart disease.
The fiber and protein in oats can help slow down the absorption of carbohydrates, which can help control blood sugar levels for people with diabetes.
Due to their fiber content and ability to keep you full for longer, oats may aid in weight management.
They are a good source of vitamins and minerals, including manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, and zinc.
Health Benefits Of Mangoes
Mangoes are rich in antioxidants, particularly beta-carotene and vitamin C, which can help protect the body against damage from free radicals.
The high levels of antioxidants and fiber in mangoes may help reduce inflammation and lower the risk of heart disease. They may also help protect against certain types of cancer, such as leukemia and breast cancer.
Mango contains enzymes that can help break down protein, which can aid in digestion.
The high levels of vitamin C in mangoes can help boost the immune system and protect against infections. They may also help improve skin health by protecting against damage from UV rays and other environmental factors.
Mango being low in calories and high in fiber may aid in weight management.
Mango overnight oatmeal can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
If you are meal prepping, you can make a big batch at the beginning of the week, and then enjoy them for breakfast all week long.
I like to transfer the oats to individual serving mason jars. This way I can just grab one jar on busy mornings and have my healthy breakfast on the go.
You Might Also Like
Mango Overnight Oats Recipe
- Stir together oats, yogurt, milk, chia seeds, mangoes, mango puree, honey, and vanilla extract in a medium-sized mixing bowl.
- Cover the bowl with a lid and refrigerate for 6-8 hours or overnight.
- If you are in a hurry, you can soak the oats for a minimum of 2-3 hours. They will not be as soft though.
- Add more milk if the oats are too thick and mix well. The overnight oats should have pudding-like consistency. Top with your favorite toppings and serve.