Mango Overnight Oats

I call this mango overnight oats my guilt-free “dessert” in a glass. It is pretty like a parfait and tastes decadently delicious. It is also healthy with the natural sweetness from the mango (no sweetener required), chia seeds (super food) and healthy fats.

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Mango Overnight Oats Recipe
I also love the cheerful yellow hue that will brighten any day. To serve, the mango-infused overnight oats are topped with cubed mango, coconut milk, almonds, walnuts and more chia seeds.

Mango Overnight Oats Recipe
This is where I start from. First, mash the mango with a potato masher (if you are using very ripe mangoes, even the back of a spoon or a fork will do the work). Alternatively, add the mango flesh in a food blender with 1 tbsp milk and pulse for a few seconds to get mango puree. In a large bowl, add mashed/pureed mango, rolled oats, chia seeds, Greek yogurt and unsweetened milk (using soy here as I am cutting down on dairy). Mix well with a spatula, until the yellow hue is evenly distributed (as pictured above). Since I am using over-ripe mangoes here, the oats are naturally sweet but if it is not sweet enough, you can add a bit of maple syrup or honey to taste.

Mango Overnight Oats Recipe
Perhaps the only sinful ingredient is the top layer of coconut milk, which is optional but an ingredient I love. The coconut milk provides a luxurious creaminess and accentuates the mango oats, reminding me of my favourite Thai mango sticky rice. Yum yum yum.

Mango Overnight Oats Recipe

For best results, use over-ripe mangoes for mixing with the oats. They are sweet, easy to mash and there is probably no need to add any sweetener.

If using more chia seeds than stated stated in the recipe or instant oats instead of rolled oats, you may need to add more milk.


  • 1 cup (150 grams) ripe mango flesh
  • 1/2 cup (50 grams) rolled/old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup (125 grams) Greek or plain yogurt
  • 1/2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened milk (soy or cow’s milk)
  • 1/2 tbsp maple syrup or honey to taste; omit if eating low-carb

(A) Finishing Garnishes

  • 1/2 cup cubed mango flesh
  • 2 tbsp creamy coconut milk
  • a small handful mixed nuts (such as almonds and walnuts)
  • a small sprinkle of chia seeds

You Also Need:

  • 1-2 mason jar with lid (or recycled cleaned jam or honey glass jar)
  • potato masher or food processor/blender


  1. Mash the mango. Mash mango using a potato masher. Alternatively, pulse it for a few seconds with 1 tbsp milk in a food processor/blender.
  2. Make overnight oats. In a bowl, add prepared mango, oats, yogurt, chia seeds and milk. Stir through to distribute the mango colour evenly. Add maple syrup or honey, to taste, only if needed. Transfer contents to 1 large or two smaller glass jars, cover with lid and chill overnight (or at least 6 hours) in the fridge.
  3. To serve, top the mango oats with the ingredients at (A) in the order they are listed. Enjoy your healthy, nutritious breakfast.