Make these Mango Overnight Oats the night before for an easy and healthy start to the day. Simple to prepare and the recipe can be customised to suit dietary needs.
Reasons to Love Mango Overnight Oats
- Convenience – Take five minutes to make them the night before and enjoy a fuss-free morning
- Flavour – Mango adds a lovely sweetness and a tropical flavour to the overnight oats
- Nutrition – These overnight oats are a source of good carbohydrate. Oats have more protein than many other grains and are a source of iron and zinc
- Customizable – The great thing about overnight oats is that they are easy to adapt to suit taste or dietary needs.
Video – Watch How to Make it
- Oats – Old-fashioned / rolled oats result in the best consistency. Quick cook oats can go too soggy and steel cut oats do not soften enough.
- Chia Seeds – are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, are rich in antioxidants, and provide fibre, iron, and calcium. They also make the overnight super creamy and pudding-like. You can use white or black chia seeds.
- Milk – Use your favourite milk, both dairy and non-dairy kinds of milk work. If you find the texture of the oats is a little thick in the morning you can add a splash more milk.
- Mango – Adds sweetness and flavour. You can use fresh or frozen.
- Vanilla Extract – Optional, adds sweetness and flavour.
- Greek Yogurt -Adds extra protein and creaminess. You can sub with a plant-based yogurt for a dairy-free option.
Process Shots and Cooking Tips
- BLEND MANGO AND MILK – Blending the mango with the milk allows the mango flavour to disperse through the oats.
- COMBINE -Add all the ingredients to a jar/bowl and stir until combined.
- REFRIGERATE– Cover and refrigerate overnight (or for a minimum of 4 hours).
Keep refrigerated and best eaten within 24 hours.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, the oats are textured so they are a good step up from pureed baby food, helping babies to learn to move more textured foods in their mouths. Cow’s milk is generally not recommended for babies younger than 12 months old because it lacks the nutrition that breast milk and formula offer but using milk in prepared foods is okay.
Overnight oats are typically served chilled, straight from the refrigerator. If you prefer, you can heat the oats up in the morning. Heat them in the microwave, in a microwavable container, for around 60 seconds (or until piping hot), stirring frequently. Alternatively, transfer to a small saucepan and heat on the stove until piping hot. Allow cooling before serving to baby/ young child.
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Mango Overnight Oats
- ½ cup (100g) diced mango
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- ½ cup (125 ml) milk
- ½ cup (50g) rolled oats
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- ⅓ cup (80g) greek yogurt
- Add the mango, milk and vanilla extract to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Add the oats and chia seeds to a jar/bowl. Pour in the mango/milk mixture and stir until fully combined. Add the yogurt and stir through.
- Cover and refrigerate overnight (or for a minimum of four hours)
- Uncover and enjoy from the container/bowl the next day. Thin with a little more milk, if desired, and add toppings of choice.
- Oats – use old-fashioned / rolled oats for the best consistency. Quick cook oats can go too soggy and steal cut oats do not soften enough.
- Milk the milk type you choose is up to you.
- Yogurt: You can replace Greek yogurt with non-dairy yogurt or yogurt of choice.