This Mango Coconut Overnight Oats will have you feeling like you’re on a tropical vacation at breakfast. Made with nourishing real food ingredients to power you through your day, it’s the ultimate no cook breakfast!
This Mango Coconut Overnight Oats is a bit different to other overnight oats recipes you may have seen floating around the web. It’s made with coconut water as the liquid base. Did you know that the water in the young coconut is one of the highest sources of electrolytes ? Electrolytes are responsible for keeping the body properly hydrated so the muscles and nerves can function appropriately. So this would make an excellent post workout meal.
If you’re feeling super fancy you can serve your Mango Coconut Overnight Oats in a half coconut and eat the coconut meat afterwards. Coconut meat / flesh is that white part inside the coconut. It is a rich source of healthy fats, proteins, and various vitamins and minerals. And helps to restore oxidative tissue damage.
Can you make overnight oats with milk?
I’m often asked if you can make overnight oats with other liquids, besides milk when in fact I rarely make overnight oats with milk as the base. When making overnight oats you have a great choice of liquids. I have used all of the following liquids with great success to make overnight oats:
How long can you leave overnight oats in the fridge?
The longest I have left my overnight oats in the fridge is 5 days. The longer the oats sit the softer they will become. So by day 5 your overnight oats will be very mushy. I LOVE my oats mushy so this has never been an issue for me but just something to keep in mind.
Can you warm up overnight oatmeal?
Yes you can certainly warm up overnight oatmeal. During the winter months I warm up my overnight oatmeal either on the stovetop or in the microwave. You may need to add a bit more liquid before warming the oatmeal through.
Can you use quick oats to make overnight oats?
I have never used quick oats for making overnight oats but I would imagine that it works. You probably wouldn’t need to leave the oats overnight either.
Can you eat oatmeal for dinner?
Ummm heck yes! I eat oatmeal for breakfast all the time! Have you seen my Zucchini Oatmeal recipe? It’s perfect for dinner.
Mango Coconut Overnight Oats
- ½ cup gluten free rolled oats
- ½ cup coconut water (use up to 1 cup depending on how thick you like your oats)
- ½ cup frozen or fresh mango
- 1 tablespoon collagen peptides (optional but adds protein)
- 1 tablespoon MCT Oil (optional but adds healthy fats)
- Combine oats and liquid in a jar with tight fitting lid
- Add mango topping (do this the following day if you plan on warming up your oats)
- Place in the fridge overnight