Mango Overnight Oats is like a vacation in a jar! It is a delicious combination of sweet ripe mangoes, rolled oats, yogurt, chia seeds, coconut, almond and then flavored with ground cardamom.
It is the perfect summer breakfast with all the tropical vibes using sweet summer mango, shredded coconut, greek yogurt and ground cardamom like this mango chia pudding.
When making mango overnight oats, it is important to get the liquid-to-oat ratio right for a creamy, spoonable porridge consistency. Have you tried this almond butter overnight oats or chocolate cherry overnight oats recipe?
Using too much liquid, you'll end up with a soupy consistency, whereas less liquid will not have enough room for expansion and the oats will not be soft enough.
Why you'll love this?
- Super easy to make. Chop, stir and chill!
- Tropical vibes. The combination of sweet ripe mango, coconut and cardamom will remind you of your last tropical getaway like this mango lemonade.
- Ready to go in the fridge for a quick grab-and-go breakfast or satisfying snack any time.
Scroll down to the recipe card below for full information on ingredients and amounts.
- Oats - Use old fashioned or rolled oats for the best texture. Steel cut oats will take much longer to get softer, requires more liquid, and probably won’t be quite as soft as the rolled oats variety. They may also be more difficult to digest when eaten raw. Whereas instant oats will disintegrate into the liquid, making your dish have a mushy consistency.
- Milk - Use whole or skim milk. Coconut or almond milk will also be a great substitute.
- Yogurt - Greek yogurt makes it thick, creamy and adds protein.
- Chia Seeds: They are not only loaded with health benefits like omega-3’s and fiber (refer more details here), but also gel up to make it creamy and thick.
- Sugar: White sugar is neutral in flavor and lets the sweet taste of mango shine through. Other sweeteners like honey, maple syrup, agave, brown sugar or jaggery may be used but it tends to alter the taste. But remember that cold foods need more seasonings than hot, so add a little more sugar than you would to hot oatmeal.
- Cardamom - Use freshly ground cardamom. Add couple of tablespoons of cardamom pods into a dry grinder, process until super fine and use ½ teaspoon for this recipe.
- Salt - A pinch of salt will bring out the sweetness and elevate your oats.
How to make?
You can find full printable recipe below, but here is a quick overview of the procedure along with step-by-step photos.
1 & 2. Add rolled oats, sugar and chia seeds into a mason jar.
3. Add plain yogurt, milk, ground cardamom and a pinch of salt.
Tip: Oats will expand about 15 percent. So, use a jar that has enough room for expansion and is also easy to stir.
4. Using a spoon, mix until it is thoroughly combined. Cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours.
Pro tip: To achieve ideal softness and texture, I like to soak for a minimum of 8 hours. However, if your time is limited, a 4-hour soak may suffice!
How to serve?
Like this coconut chia pudding, mango overnight oats is best enjoyed cold, straight from the refrigerator, topped with more chopped mango for breakfast or snack anytime.
I like to top with more chopped mango, sweetened shredded coconut and sliced almonds before serving. Other tasty topping ideas might include:
- Sliced bananas, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, cherries or pineapple to bring home the tropical flavor.
- Sprinkle toasted and chopped nuts like almonds, cashews, pistachios or hazelnuts for crunch.
How long does this last?
It stays well in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. It is best if the toppings are added just before you plan to eat it.
- Use only rolled oats. Instant oats is highly processed and will not turn mushy in the mango overnight oats, and steel cuts will remain too hard and difficult to digest.
- If you’re looking to make a bigger batch, just double, triple or quadruple the recipe. It’s as easy as that!
- Use gluten free oats to make it gluten free.
Traditional mason jars are perfect for overnights oats recipes. They come in various sizes depending on the quantity you make and the screw top lid is secure and super easy.
Frozen mango is generally not as sweet and flavorful when compared to the fruits that come in the peak of summer. But, if you are craving for mango overnight oats other time of the year then, feel free to use frozen mango.
More mango recipes to try
Mango Overnight Oats
- Add oats, milk, yogurt, sugar, chia seeds, ground cardamom and salt in a mason jar. Stir well until thoroughly combined.
- Top with chopped mangoes (use as much as you'd like) , shredded coconut and sliced almonds. Refrigerate overnight. Enjoy!Pro tip: To achieve ideal softness and texture, I like to soak for a minimum of 8 hours. However, if your time is limited, a 4-hour soak may suffice!
Nutritional information, based on third-party calculations, should be seen as estimates, not guarantees, as various factors like product types, brands, processing methods, and more can alter the nutritional content in recipes.
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