Mango Overnight Oats (without chia seeds)

Mango Overnight Oats (without chia seeds)

These tropical easy 10-minute mango overnight oats without chia seeds are infused with mango, lime, cardamom, and coconut milk for a creamy consistency. Vegan, refined sugar-free, gluten-free, and perfect for meal prep!

Type: breakfast

Cuisine: American

Keywords: lime overnight oats, mango oats, mango overnight oats, vegan overnight oats

Recipe Yield: 2

Calories: 624 gr

Preparation Time: 15

Total Time: 15

Recipe Video Name: Overnight Oats met Mango (zonder chia zaden)

Recipe Video Description: These tropical easy 10-minute mango overnight oats without chia seeds are infused with mango, lime, cardamom, and coconut milk for a creamy consistency. Vegan, refined sugar-free, gluten-free, and perfect for meal prep!

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 cup mango (frozen or fresh), peeled and diced
  • 1 cup (230 ml) unsweetened coconut milk
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) water
  • 1-2 tablespoons maple syrup (optional for added sweetness)
  • 1 lime (juice)
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 4 drops vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (90 gr) rolled oats
  • ¼ cup mango (thawed if frozen or fresh), peeled and diced
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds

Recipe Instructions: BLEND To a blender, add the (frozen) mango, coconut milk, water, lime juice, maple syrup, ground cardamom, vanilla, and salt. Blend on high for about 30 seconds to a minute until you have a smooth and thick mango puree. COMBINE Pour the mango puree into the bowl and stir in the rolled oats and ground flax seeds. Store & Serve Let sit for at least 1-2 hours or overnight covered in the fridge to allow the oats to soften and absorb the flavors. Before serving, you may want to give the oats a good stir. Transfer the oatmeal to small bowls or jars. If the mixture is too thick, add a coconut milk splash to achieve your desired consistency. Serve with chopped mango, top with any toppings you like, and enjoy cold, at room temperature, or warmed up on the stove. Any left-overs can be kept in the fridge for up to 4 days (depending on the freshness of the mango).

Editor's Rating:
5

These tropical easy 15-minute mango overnight oats without chia seeds are infused with mango, lime, cardamom, and coconut milk for a creamy consistency. Vegan, refined sugar-free, gluten-free, and perfect for meal prep!

These Mango Overnight Oats without chia seeds are a creamy porridge with tropical fruit, creamy coconut milk, zesty lime, omega-rich flax seeds, whole grains, and a hint of cardamom. They’re creamy and the perfect plant-based breakfast to keep you satiated.

This breakfast recipe takes minimal preparation the night before and is perfect for those busy mornings. Top with additional fresh mango and coconut yogurt, and you are ready to enjoy your breakfast.

⭐️ Why You Should Try This Recipe

If you are a fan of a quick, wholesome, and vegan-friendly breakfast, mango overnight oats should be at the top of your list. 

  • It’s tropical: the combination of mango with creamy oats and coconut milk creates a delicious creamy tropical flavor balanced with lime juice. 
  • These oats are quick and super simple: you only need 9 ingredients and about 15 minutes to prepare + chilling time.
  • It’s perfect for meal prep: double the recipe to make 4 servings that you can keep for the week!
  • It’s satiating: the creamy and delicious texture will keep you satisfied until lunchtime.
Mango Overnight Oats in a glass pot with a golden spoon in it and topped with coconut yogurt, mango chunks and coconut flakes.

🥣 What are Overnight Oats?

Overnight oats are basically rolled oats soaked in milk overnight. Instead of cooking them on the stove like regular oatmeal, you just eat them raw after soaking. This soaking trick makes the oats soft and gooey, like porridge. It’s like a no-cook oatmeal hack that’s super easy for meal prep.

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🥄 Ingredient Notes

These mango oats are made with just 9 ingredients plus any toppings you like. This recipe is great for meal prep, budget-friendly, and ready in 15 minutes. Here’s a quick rundown – find the recipe with the measurements in the recipe card below.

Rolled oats – To make overnight oats a success, use rolled oats or quick-cooking oats. Steel-cut oats or oat groats will not be a good option for this recipe.
Mango – Fresh or frozen mango works great in this recipe. The honey or champagne mango is my favorite (less stringy), but any mango can be sued for this recipe. 
Coconut milk – Unsweetened, full-fat coconut milk is the key to a tropical and creamy texture. 
Water – A bit of water will help the blender dilute the full-fat coconut milk a bit.
Lime juice – Fresh lime juice will brighten the coconut flavors and give this recipe a zesty and fresh twist. 
Maple syrup – Adds a bit of natural sweetness to the oats and keeps it refined sugar-free. 
Vanilla extract –  To complement the sweetness of the mango.
Ground flax seeds – Ground flax seeds can (just like chia seeds) absorb and thicken the oats. Flax seeds also add a dose of healthy omegas.
Salt – To bring out the natural sweetness of the ingredients and enhance the flavors. 
Ground cardamom– To infuse a distinctive and aromatic flavor. Cardamom uniquely blends citrusy, herbal, and slightly sweet notes. It adds a subtle warmth that pairs well with the fruity and creamy elements of the oats. 

🌾 How to Make Mango Overnight Oats

Step 1.
Blend the ingredients for the mango puree in a high-speed blender until smooth and slightly thick.

Step 2.
To a large bowl, add the mango puree, rolled oats, and ground flax seeds. Stir until well combined and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or overnight.

Step 3.
Give it a good stir before serving, and pour it into a bowl or jar to serve.
 
Step 4.
Top with toppings such as coconut yogurt, hemp seeds, and shredded coconut. Serve and enjoy this (on-the-go) breakfast!

Make sure to check the recipe card for the full recipe with the exact quantities and information on all the ingredients.

📔 Tips

  • To save time in the morning, you can prepare multiple servings of mango overnight oats.
  • Make your own freshly ground flax seeds. This is a cheaper option and ensures you always have fresh ground flax seeds available. To a dry blender, add flaxseeds and pulse until you have ground flax seeds. Make smaller batches and store them in the fridge, as flax seeds can go rancid a bit faster than for example chia seeds. 
  • Frozen mango is a great and budget-friendly way to enjoy mango overnight oats whenever you want. 
  • Want to bump up the protein in your overnight oats? Add a scoop of your favorite protein powder to the blender with a few tablespoons of plant-based milk or water. Also, if your protein powder is sweetened, you may want to skip the maple syrup in this recipe.
Mango Overnight Oats in a glass pot with a spoon taking out a scoop.

🥣 Substitutions and Variations

The beauty of overnight oats lies in their versatility, and there are numerous ways to customize this recipe. Here are some vegan-friendly variations and additions:

  • Gluten-free: use gluten-free certified oats. Oats are gluten-free but can be cross-contaminated with gluten. 
  • Coconut-free: if you can’t use coconut milk, use any other plant-based milk. The creamier ones, such as soy, hemp, and oat milk, are some good options. 
  • Flax seeds substitution: this recipe is without chia seeds, but if you want to use chia seeds, feel free to replace the ground flax seeds with an equal amount of chia seeds.

🥣 Serving Suggestions

Overnight oats are a great, easy, and nutritious breakfast option that’s perfect for meal prep, traveling, or a quick snack. 

A delicious bowl of cool and creamy oats can be served with endless toppings. A few options are cacao nibs, hemp seeds, coconut flakes, date- or maple syrup, peanut butter, chopped pistachios or almonds, and of course, a good dollop of (coconut) yogurt.

❔ How to Store Mango Overnight Oats

Overnight oats keep in the fridge for up to 4 days, depending on the freshness of the mango. 
It is best to store overnight oats in a glass container or jar with a lid, such as a weck jar or mason jar. 
This recipe is served cold, but if you prefer warm oats, you can heat them on the stove with some extra plant-based milk or water or microwave them in short bursts until warm.
I don’t recommend freezing overnight oats, especially when using mango that has been frozen before.

Mango Overnight Oats in a glass pot topped with coconut yogurt and mango chunks on a white marble backdrop.

💬 Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best fruit to put in overnight oats?

This totally depends on you! Any fruit can be put in an overnight oats recipe if you ask me.

Are overnight oats still healthy?

Overnight oats are a nourishing breakfast option. They provide a good source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. If you add healthy ingredients such as fruits, nuts, and seeds, you can further enhance the nutritional value.

Can you put fruit in overnight oats overnight?

Absolutely! Just like any other fruit, mangoes are a delicious addition to overnight oats. They add natural sweetness and a tropical flavor that pairs perfectly with creamy oats.

However, some fruits, like bananas, may become softer overnight, so consider adding them just before serving for a firmer texture.

What not to add in overnight oats?

Toppings and fruits that will brown quickly are better added right before serving. Also, steel-cut oats are not a good option to add to overnight oats as they will not soften.

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Mango Overnight Oats in a glass pot topped with coconut yogurt and fresh mango with coconut flakes.

Mango Overnight Oats without Chia seeds

  • Author: Bianca
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Total Time: 15
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: No-Bake
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

These tropical easy 15-minute overnight oats without chia seeds are infused with mango, lime, cardamom, and coconut milk for a creamy consistency. Super creamy, vegan, refined sugar-free, gluten-free, and perfect for meal prep!


Ingredients

Scale

For the mango puree:

  • 1 cup mango (frozen or fresh), peeled and diced
  • 1 cup (230 ml) unsweetened full-fat coconut milk
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) water
  • 12 tablespoons maple syrup (optional for added sweetness)
  • 1 lime (juice)
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 4 drops vanilla extract

For the oatmeal:

  • 1 cup (90 gr) rolled oats
  • ¼ cup mango (thawed if frozen or fresh), peeled and diced
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds

Topping suggestions: coconut yogurt, chopped pistachios, shredded coconut, hemp hearts, cacao nibs.


Instructions

  1. BLEND
    To a blender, add the (frozen) mango, coconut milk, water, lime juice, maple syrup, ground cardamom, vanilla, and salt. Blend on high for about 30 seconds to a minute until you have a smooth and thick mango puree.
  2. COMBINE
    Pour the mango puree into the bowl and stir in the rolled oats and ground flax seeds.
  3. Store & Serve
    Let sit for at least 1-2 hours or overnight covered in the fridge to allow the oats to soften and absorb the flavors.
  4. Before serving, you may want to give the oats a good stir. Transfer the oatmeal to small bowls or jars. If the mixture is too thick, add a coconut milk splash to achieve your desired consistency.
  5. Serve with chopped mango, top with any toppings you like, and enjoy cold, at room temperature, or warmed up on the stove. Any left-overs can be kept in the fridge for up to 4 days (depending on the freshness of the mango).

Notes

  • Use freshly ground flax seeds for the best flavor and texture.
  • Plant-based milk: To replace coconut milk, use creamy milk, such as soy, hemp, or oat milk.
  • Protein: To boost the protein in this recipe, add a scoop of protein powder and a few extra tablespoons of milk. Skip the maple syrup if your protein powder is sweetened.
  • Sweetness: feel free to adjust the sweetness of this recipe by using more maple syrup.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2
  • Calories: 624 gr
  • Sugar: 45 gr
  • Sodium: 0.6 gr
  • Fat: 15 gr
  • Carbohydrates: 105 gr
  • Fiber: 18 gr
  • Protein: 19 gr

Keywords: lime overnight oats, mango oats, mango overnight oats, vegan overnight oats


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