Mango Overnight Oats

These Mango Overnight Oats are sweet and creamy with a little bit of zesty lime brightening all the flavors. They’re delicious, and with 20 grams protein and 13 grams fiber, make a quick, balanced breakfast to keep you full and focused all morning!

a jar of mango overnight oats topped with fresh mango and lime zest

Why You’ll Love This Breakfast Recipe

  • Mango Overnight Oats are easy to prep ahead for a convenient, grab-and-go balanced breakfast.
  • They pack 20 grams of protein and 13 grams of fiber for a satisfying, filling breakfast.
  • Sweet, creamy, zesty, bright — they’re a flavorful and delicious way to start your day!

Featured Ingredients

ingredients to make mango overnight oats
  • ½ cup diced mango
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup milk of choice
  • ½ lime juice and zest
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ½ cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds

Optional Toppings

One fun thing about overnight oats is the ability to dress them up with lots of toppings! And these toppings can add both fun flavor and nutrition!

  • Fresh mango
  • Dried mango
  • Slivered almonds
  • Shredded coconut
  • Lime zest
  • Sliced banana
  • Fresh berries
  • Whipped coconut cream or whipped cream

How to Make Mango Overnight Oats

collage depicting steps to make mango overnight oats (add liquid ingredients to a blender, blend, combine with dry ingredients, stir)
  1. Blend mango, greek yogurt, milk, honey, and lime juice and zest for 1-2 minutes, or until creamy and smooth.
  2. Pour the creamy mango mixture into a 16-ounce mason jar, or other similarly-sized container. Add oats, chia seeds, flax seeds, and stir thoroughly (make sure there are no seed clumps!).
  3. Let oats sit 2-5 minutes, then stir again one more time before transferring oats to the fridge.
  4. Let overnight oats set in fridge at least 4 hours or overnight. Give it a stir before serving, top with additional mango and lime zest if desired, and enjoy!

Overnight Oats Q&A

Are overnight oats eaten hot or cold?

Overnight oats are typically eaten cold, but you can totally heat them up and enjoy them warm if that’s your preference! I will say, I feel like the tropical flavors here with the mango overnight oats really shine when eaten chilled.

What other kind of oats can I use?

Old-fashioned oats are highly recommended for this recipe, but in a pinch you could use quick oats or steel cut oats. Quick oats won’t take as long to soak. Steel cut oats will require at least 8-10 hours soaking overnight, and you may need to increase the liquid in the recipe slightly, too.

These mango overnight oats haven’t been tested with anything except old-fashioned oats, so just a head’s up!

making mango overnight oats in a jar

Are overnight oats healthy?

Overnight oats can absolutely be a healthy, balanced breakfast. But know that “healthy” is very subjective. For example, if someone is allergic to oats, then overnight oats won’t be very healthy for them.

But generally speaking, overnight oats can provide adequate energy, carbohydrates, fiber, fat, and even protein!

These Mango Overnight oats provide 409 calories, 16 grams of fat, 20 grams of protein, 60 grams of carbohydrates, and 13 grams of fiber. Additionally they’re quite nourishing with many vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants from the mango, lime, oats, chia seeds, and flax seeds.

What about overnight oats & phytic acid?

There are claims that phytic acid in oats acts as an “anti-nutrient,” inhibiting iron, zinc, and calcium absorption. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Any inhibited nutrient absorption is very slight, and limited to the current meal.
  • Research shows us phytic acid is hardly ever a concern if you’re eating an overall balanced diet.
  • If you’re still concerned, soaking foods higher in phytic acid can reduce reduce phytate content (study 1study 2). And this is exactly what happens when your overnight oats are soaking and setting overnight! (It’s also why as a dietitian I recommend letting overnight oats set at least 4 hours, even if your oats are thickened sooner.)

How can I add protein to overnight oats?

These Mango Overnight Oats already have 20 grams of protein in it – as do many overnight oat recipes! Even though there’s nothing like protein powder in this particular recipe, the protein in the other ingredients – Greek yogurt, oats, chia seeds, flax seeds – adds up.

Of course if you prefer a higher protein breakfast you can blend a scoop of vanilla or unflavored protein powder or collagen peptides into the liquid ingredients, or pair it with something like a protein shake or eggs on the side.

a spoonful of creamy yellow mango overnight oats

Storage

Overnight oats can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-5 days. I love using 16 ounce wide mouth mason jars for overnight oats, but any glass containers with a tight-fitting lid will work!

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a jar of mango overnight oats topped with fresh mango and lime zest

Mango Overnight Oats

Mango Overnight Oats are sweet and creamy with bright, fresh flavor. They make a quick, balanced breakfast with 20 g protein and 13 g fiber.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Set Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 409kcal
Author: Lindsey Janeiro, RDN

Ingredients

  • ½ cup diced mango
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup milk of choice
  • ½ lime juice and zest
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ½ cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds

Optional Toppings:

  • ¼ cup diced mango
  • ¼ tsp lime zest

Instructions

  • Blend mango, greek yogurt, milk, honey, and lime juice and zest for 1-2 minutes, or until creamy and smooth.
  • Pour the creamy mango mixture into a 16-ounce mason jar, or other similarly-sized container. Add oats, chia seeds, flax seeds, and stir thoroughly (make sure there are no seed clumps!).
  • Let oats sit 2-5 minutes, then stir again one more time before transferring oats to the fridge.
  • Let overnight oats set in fridge at least 4 hours or overnight. Give it a stir before serving, top with additional mango and lime zest if desired, and enjoy!

Notes

Nutrition information is calculated using plain, fat-free Greek yogurt and unsweetened almond milk, and does not include toppings. Nutrition stats will vary based on ingredients used.
If needing a gluten-free diet, use certified gluten free oats.

Nutrition

Calories: 409kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 207mg | Potassium: 570mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 920IU | Vitamin C: 40mg | Calcium: 396mg | Iron: 3mg

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