Overnight oats are one of my favorite things to make for breakfast or a sweet snack for the week. They’re quick and easy, taste delicious, and are often full of nutrition to help fuel your day. My go-to recipe required fewer ingredients than this, typically consisting of oats, chia, vanilla, plant-based milk, and a heaping glob of nut butter. But I wanted to mix it up this week, so I devised this delicious recipe.
I’m really lacking in the photos here. I was initially going to make this recipe a part of my monthly recap for March, but I haven’t done a solo recipe post in a while, so vualá, here we are.
These overnight oats are not complicated, although they do require several ingredients. If you need help finding some of the fruits listed in the produce section of your local grocery, check the frozen fruit aisle. These fruits are often combined in smoothie bundles, and that will work just fine. 😋
Ingredients for Island-Inspired Overnight Oats
- Mango | 1
- Pineapple | 1 cup cut
- Papaya | 1
- Banana | 1-2
- Oats | 1 cup
- Chia seeds | 1tbsp
- Coconut milk (1 can)
- (pinch) sea salt
- Cinnamon | 1tsp
- Turmeric | 1tsp
- Agave or honey | 1tbsp
- Cacao nibs *linked island grown & locally made favorite
- Macadamia nuts
- Almond slivers
- If you’re going with fresh fruits, begin with the most tedious task – cutting each fruit into little bits/cubes – combine in large bowl.
- In a separate bowl, smoosh your banana(s) and oats together until they are nicely combined.
- Add chia seeds, a pinch of salt, turmeric, agave, and ground cinnamon – give it a mix.
- Pour in the coconut milk.
- Once oats are nicely combined, begin layering in the containers you’d like, I love using jars for this. Start with a spoonful of oats, then a spoonful or two of fruit pieces (the ratio is really up to you).
- Top with macadamia nuts, almond slices, cacao nibs, and a drizzle of agave.
What is your go-to breakfast? I’m thinking of trying this savory oats recipe from Forks Over Knives. Have you had savory oatmeal before?