Overnight oats are perfect for busy mornings when you don't want to prepare breakfast. However, if you eat them every day, you might be bored of the standard cinnamon and blueberry topping routine. If your go-to overnight oats recipe could use some help, spice things up with this mango-ginger overnight oats version.
Fresh mango cubes and grated ginger give this oat recipe a kick. And if you really want an explosion of flavor and texture, try topping your oats with pomegranate seeds, too. Think outside the box when it comes to which fruits go with oatmeal, and you might be surprised how much you like the result.
If you're not on the overnight oats train yet, it's worth giving this nutrient-filled breakfast a try. It takes just minutes to mix the ingredients together the night before you want to eat them. And you don't have to use a stovetop to cook the oats, either. They just steep in the milk or milk alternative (in this case, coconut milk), softening overnight. When you go to eat the mixture in the morning, you don't have to heat it up—just add any last-minute toppings and enjoy.
With this recipe, things couldn't be easier to assemble. Just combine the ingredients and let them chill in your fridge overnight. When you wake up, you'll be treated to a tasty breakfast with five grams of fiber and six grams of protein. The tasty, nutritious overnight oats recipe might just become your weekday go-to breakfast.
Nutrition: 264 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated), 38 mg sodium, 5 g fiber, 20 g sugar, 6 g protein
Makes 4 servings
2 cups quick-cooking oats
1 1/3 cups water
2/3 cup canned unsweetened light coconut milk
2 Tbsp honey
1/2 tsp grated fresh ginger
2 cups cubed fresh or frozen mango
Pomegranate seeds (optional)
How to Make It
- Place 1/2 cup oats in each four-pint jar (Mason jars work well here). In a 2-cup measuring cup, combine water, coconut milk, honey, and ginger. Pour over oats in jars.
- Add 1/2 cup mango to each jar.
- Cover; chill overnight or until oats are soft. Top with pomegranate seeds, if desired.