These mango-coconut overnight oats are great for busy mornings and have added protein to keep you satisfied all morning long.
I went to meal plan for the week and consulted our schedule for the week before doing so. It’s a good thing I did because this week looks BANANAS. At dinner time we’ve got everything from ice skating lessons to swim team to hair cuts to orthodontist appointments to Mark’s hockey game to my book club. This week is a mess and so I just decided that we’d be little old timers and have a 4:30pm dinner today – something homemade – and I’d prep breakfast for the week so I didn’t lose my mind with a lack of a plan. I’m sure we’ll regroup next week when it comes to dinnertime, but at least we’ve got a great plan in place for breakfast this week between homemade granola and this easy mango oatmeal recipe. You’re going to love it!
ROLL CALL FOR THIS RECIPE
- Meal Prep: Overnight oatmeal is a great way to be ready for the next morning. In fact, these oats can be made ahead and enjoyed for several days, making for a quick breakfast for 2-3 days!
- Healthy: These oats are a healthy start to your morning offering ample protein and a generous 8 grams of fiber.
- Kid-Friendly: Full of natural sweetness, tropical flavors, and tender coconut flakes, oatmeal doesn’t get much better than this! Served with any number of toppings, if desired, these mango coconut overnight oats will be loved by littles.
KEY INGREDIENTS AND SUBSTITUTIONS
- Mango: Fresh, juicy mango is great, if available. However, frozen mango chunks work great in these overnight oats. Mango juice or mango puree will also work.
- Yogurt: A plain Greek yogurt offers an excellent source of protein and a rich, creamy texture. Use whatever yogurt you prefer, including a dairy-free/vegan option such as soy or coconut-based. This ingredient can also be swapped for cottage cheese, ricotta cheese, or equal amounts of milk.
- Milk: Unsweetened almond milk was used, however regular dairy milk or soy milk could be used for additional protein. Another plant-based milk such as oat milk, creamy coconut milk, hemp milk, etc. Use any kind of milk you enjoy or have on hand.
- Oats: Old fashioned oats are used to ensure the oats keep structure while also getting tender and a bit chewy during the refrigeration. You can use quick oats or instant oatmeal if you prefer, just know that your overnight oats mixture will be a bit more gummy in texture.
- Protein: The collagen peptides use in this recipe adds 20 grams of protein, about 7 grams per serving, and a total of 80 calories. You can omit this ingredient or use whatever protein powder or collagen product you have or like best.
- Flaxseed: You can also omit the ground flaxseed or use wheat germ as an alternative. Chia seeds or hemp seeds can also be used as an alternative, however use half as much (2 tablespoons).
- Coconut: Use more or less, or omit altogether. I love coconut flavor!
VARIATIONS, STORAGE, and TIPS
- This recipe can easily be doubled, tripled, or even halved.
- Store the overnight oats in an airtight container, as individual servings, or not – you choose! I love serving in cute little mason jars!
- These overnight oats will be on the thicker side after sitting overnight. Feel free to add a splash of milk before serving.
- You can serve these oats cold, straight from the fridge, or rewarm in the microwave for 45-60 seconds.
How do you know if a fresh mango is ripe?
A ripe mango will give a bit when squeezed – not mush and not hard. I find that a mango with a bit of red, yellow, and green with perhaps some black speckles are the sweetest!
Why did you choose unsweetened almond milk instead of a higher protein milk?
I love the flavor and tend to have it on hand. It’s also very low in calories and carbohydrates, however it offers a negligible amount of protein. It really depends on what you’re looking for in determining what milk to use, but the good news is that there’s no going wrong!
Why did you choose collagen peptides over a protein powder, such as whey or hemp?
Collagen peptides were used due to their neutral flavor and ability to easily mix into most anything. A neutral flavor with the protein allows the tropical fruits flavor of the mango shine through in the recipe!
Are all oats gluten-free?
No. To ensure oats are gluten-free look on the label to make sure the oats were not processed in facilities that also process wheat, barley, or rye.
What toppings do you recommend for these coconut mango overnight oats?
Endless toppings work with these overnight oats. Try adding a little bit of toasted shredded coconut, nut butter, fresh cubed mango, or any other fresh fruit or nut.
- No added sugar.
- Low in sodium – under 50 milligrams per serving.
- High fiber: 8 grams per serving
- Nearly 20 grams of protein per serving
- Gluten-free and easily made dairy-free
- A bit of omega 3 fatty acids from the flax seeds
- 1 mango (14 oz fruit)
- 1/2 cup 2% plain Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 2 scoops (22 g) collagen peptides
- 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
- 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- Puree the mango (skin and pit removed) in a mini food processor or blender until smooth. You can also use a potato masher or the back side of a fork against the side of a bowl until few chunks remain.
- Mix the pureed mango with all remaining ingredients until well-combined.
- DIvide oats into each of 3 containers or jars with tight-fitting lids and refrigerate for 4 hours or more. Serve chilled.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1/3 recipe (about 1 1/3 cups)
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 345Total Fat: 13.0gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 41mgCarbohydrates: 44.0gFiber: 8.0gSugar: 21.0gProtein: 19.3g
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