Whats better than a creamy bowl of oats with fresh Fruits to start your day? Not much! Since it is not quite summer yet, we are just gonna pretend it was with this recipe because it is summer in a bowl. Creamy soaked oats that you can prepare ahead of time and just grab to have as a breakfast on the go or one ready in 30 seconds at home. Sounds pretty perfect.
Although, I am in general more on the savoury side rather than on the sweet, I really enjoy having some good oats for breakfast. I know, and I am gonna be honest, oats, plain, taste incredibly boring. So don’t, please don’t, do oats and water. Its annoying on the one side, but it also is pretty nice because you can adapt them and they will soak up any flavour.
The first times, I made oats, they weren’t good and I always wondered about why everyone was hyping them so much because they literally tasted like boring pulp and only got more in my mouth. With time, I figured out how to cook them the best way. In my oatmeal recipes on the blog (you can just type in oatmeal in the search bar and will find some) I shared a bunch of tips with you on how to cook the best oatmeal.
But overnight oats is a different thing again. Yes, same base, but different procedure, so different tips for best results. So first, you need to start with a good base. I believe that overnight oats work best with short and fine oats and not whole ones because they soak up the liquid better and make it creamier. Next up, use a good milk. This, really is up to you, if you use cows milk or any plant milk. My favourite is oat milk. Yes, sounds like a lot of oats but the reason I love this is that oat milk tastes really good. Besides this, oats are locally grown in Austria and do not need as much water as almonds do and the transportation coasts are really low and carbon friendly.
Oats and milk are the base for any overnight oats but adding yoghurt into it is a game changer. It adds creaminess. makes it more filling and tastier. Here, same as with the milk, you can chose whichever one you want! And, of course, we need the star of the show, the mango. I like to use frozen one because when thawing in the fridge overnight they release a lot of juice and add more flavour. Plus, they are cheaper when bought frozen and they are harvested in season and not at any time of the year. I know, mangoes are not grown locally but once in a while I believe that it is totally ok, eating something that doesn’t grow next door, especially if you balance it out with the rest of your diet.
This recipe makes a really great meal prep recipe. You can prepare it the night before or even on the weekend before and take some during the week for a super quick breakfast at home or for on the go to take to work, uni or school. It really brings some summer vibes into your kitchen and will upgrade your breakfast routine!
I hope that you will enjoy this recipe,
Katie // Une Petite Cuisinière
Mango Overnight Oats
A great way to take your breakfast game to the next level – super delicious and will bring summer vibes into your life.
What you will need
- 90 g rolled oats fine ones work best, not the whole ones
- 100 ml (plant) milk
- 50 ml water
- 100 g (plant based) yoghurt
- 200 g mango
- 2 tbsp sliced almonds
That is how it works:
Place all ingredients, except for the almonds, in a bowl and gently mix through. Place in the fridge and let soak overnight or for at least 4 hours.
After 4 hours or the next morning, take them out of the fridge and top them with the sliced almonds and some more fresh yoghurt.
serve and enjoy!