Mango overnight oats is a delicious, easy and healthy breakfast option. With no added sweetener, this overnight oats recipe will fill you up and taste amazing, too!

With just 6 simple ingredients (oats, mangos, almond milk, vanilla, nutmeg and cinnamon), this mango overnight oats recipe is a fun, fresh and tropical breakfast combination the entire family will love!

A clear cup full of Mango Overnight Oats topped with diced mangos and shaved coconut flakes.

Why This Recipe Works

  • This recipe has no added sugar. That’s right! The sweetness comes from the fruit!
  • Easy and simple to make. It takes just 5 minutes to whip these mango overnight oats up and then you just let them chill in the fridge overnight. It’s such a simple, healthy and quick breakfast option.
  • Not only is this recipe light, refreshing and filling, it is also vegan, vegetarian and dairy free!
Overhead photo of a spoon scooping into mango overnight oats with cinnamon and nutmeg.

Ingredients

  • Rolled Oats: These will give you a better texture than instant oats.
  • Mango: Peeled, pitted, and diced. I recommend using fresh mangos because they are juicier and the flavor will permeate the mango overnight oats better than frozen. However, for convenience, you can use frozen mangos instead.
  • Almond Milk: If you’d like to give the mango overnight oats a bit more of a paradise oasis vibe, you can use coconut milk instead. 
  • Ground Nutmeg and Ground Cinnamon: These two spices add a delicious flavor depth to the overnight oats.
Ingredients used to make mango overnight oats, on a white background.

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a glass jar or cup. Stir to combine, cover with a lid and store in the fridge for 4 hours or overnight, to thicken.
A glass jar full of rolled oats, milk, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  1. Remove from the fridge prior to eating. Stir to combine everything then top with desired toppings. 

Recipe Tips

Mangos: I prefer using fresh, ripe mangos. If you use frozen, thaw them and then dice into bite size pieces. I’ve made this with both fresh and frozen and the fresh gives much better flavor. 

Milk: Can use dairy milk, almond milk, or coconut milk. 

Sweetener: I didn’t include a sweetener because the ripe mangos are sweet and provide that sweetness factor. If it’s not sweet enough for you add a splash of Stevia drops or stir in maple syrup or a teaspoon or so of brown sugar. 

For a tropical oasis use coconut milk rather than almond milk and top the overnight oats with chopped macadamia nuts, shredded coconut, and pineapple!

If you want the overnight oats to last longer, make the oats without the mango, then add the fruit the night before or the morning of. However, the flavor permeates much better when the fresh mangos have been stirred into the oats and they’ve had a chance to sit for several hours, or overnight. However, still tastes delicious if you add them the morning of and mix them in last minute. 

Best if eaten within 2 days of making it.

Topping Suggestions

  • chopped nuts – macadamia nuts, pecans, walnuts, almonds etc
  • coconut – toasted sweetened shredded coconut, flaked coconut, unsweetened coconut flakes
  • yogurt
  • granola
  • chia seeds
  • hemp hearts
Diced mango overtop of a milk and oat mixture in a glass jar.

FAQs

Are overnight oats healthy?

Yes! Oatmeal is a much healthier option for breakfast, especially if you are making homemade oatmeal, because you can be in control of what sweeteners — if any — are used. This mango overnight oats recipe is a healthy breakfast option since there isn’t any added sweeteners. The mangos act as the sweetener. There isn’t a difference in level of healthiness between overnight oats and regular oats.

Do overnight oats make you gain weight?

Not sure why this question is a commonly asked question, but, rest assured that the overnight aspect won’t make a difference. No matter how you make it, it is the ingredients you use that will affect the healthy aspect of the dish.

Should you eat overnight oats hot or cold?

It’s up to you! Depending on the type of flavors and toppings, I’ll do some cold and some warm. I like this mango overnight oats recipe cold because of the cool, tropical flavors. However, if you’re doing more of a chocolate and coconut flavor option, warm might be better. It’s really up to you!

Can I use frozen fruit for overnight oats?

Yes. I would make sure the fruit has been thawed and diced, however. You don’t want the fruit to go into the oats frozen because that will overly chill and sometimes freeze the ingredients in the overnight oats.

Diced mangos overtop of a Mango overnight oat mixture in a glass cup.

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A glass cup full of Mango Overnight Oats topped with fresh diced mango.
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5 from 4 votes

Mango Overnight Oats

Mango overnight oats are a fast and flavorful breakfast. Get creative with your toppings by adding coconut, macadamia nuts, chia seeds, and hemp hearts. So many options that can really elevate the flavor to this easy overnight oats recipe.
Prep Time: 5 mins
Chill Time: 4 hrs
Total Time: 4 hrs 5 mins
Servings: 1 serving

Ingredients
 

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup mango - peeled, pitted, and diced
  • 1/2 cup almond milk - or coconut milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Topping Suggestions

  • chopped nuts - macadamia nuts, pecans, walnuts, almonds etc
  • coconut - toasted sweetened shredded coconut, flaked coconut, unsweetened coconut flakes
  • yogurt
  • granola
  • chia seeds
  • hemp hearts

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients to a glass jar or cup. Stir to combine, cover with a lid and store in the fridge for 4 hours or overnight, to thicken. 
  • Remove from the fridge prior to eating. Stir to combine everything then top with desired toppings. 

Notes

Mangos: I prefer using fresh, ripe mangos. If you use frozen, thaw them and then dice into bite size pieces. I’ve made this with both fresh and frozen and the fresh gives much better flavor. 
Milk: Can use dairy milk, almond milk, or coconut milk. 
Sweetener: I didn’t include a sweetener because the ripe mangos are sweet and provide that sweetness factor. If it’s not sweet enough for you add a splash of Stevia drops or stir in maple syrup or a teaspoon or so of brown sugar. 
For a tropical oasis use coconut milk rather than almond milk and top the overnight oats with chopped macadamia nuts, shredded coconut, and pineapple!
If you want the overnight oats to last longer, make the oats without the mango, then add the fruit the night before or the morning of. However, the flavor permeates much better when the fresh mangos have been stirred into the oats and they’ve had a chance to sit for several hours, or overnight. However, still tastes delicious if you add them the morning of and mix them in last minute. 
Best if eaten within 2 days of making it.
Nutritional information does not include toppings.

Nutrition

Calories: 225kcal (11%)Carbohydrates: 41g (14%)Protein: 7g (14%)Fat: 5g (8%)Saturated Fat: 1g (5%)Sodium: 166mg (7%)Potassium: 289mg (8%)Fiber: 6g (24%)Sugar: 12g (13%)Vitamin A: 894IU (18%)Vitamin C: 30mg (36%)Calcium: 183mg (18%)Iron: 2mg (11%)
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Low Calorie
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