Add great flavor and good nutrition to your family’s morning meal with this easy-to-make recipe for Banana Mango Overnight Oats.
When I was a kid, my mom never served oatmeal (or any hot cereal) for breakfast. Turns out that when she was a kid, her mom made hot cereal every single day. After one too many bowls, my mom — who is now 82 years old! — still can’t stand the sight of it.
Boo hoo. Sigh, sigh. I was deprived.
I’ve always liked oatmeal and I’ve always appreciated its nutritional merits, but I didn’t start LOVING oats until I discovered overnight oats and created a recipe with just the right texture, flavor, and appeal that my taste buds could simply not resist.
I could eat overnight oats every single day and never tire of it!
The secret to my overnight oats’ success is the proportion of dry ingredients — old-fashioned oats, chia seeds, and sliced almonds — to the liquid ingredients: low-fat milk, Greek yogurt, and agave. Any combo of fruit works well in this recipe. (I recently made it with frozen wild blueberries with great success.)
- Serves: 1 Serving
- Calories: 350
- Fat: 10g
- Saturated fat: 1g
- Unsaturated fat: 0.7g omega-3
- Carbohydrates: 53g
- Sodium: 170mg
- Fiber: 7g
- Protein: 15g
- ⅓ cup old-fashioned oats
- 2 tablespoons sliced almonds
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- Pinch salt
- ⅓ cup 1% low-fat milk
- ⅓ cup low-fat vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1 teaspoon agave or honey
- ½ cup mixture of finely chopped mango and banana
- Place the oats, almonds, chia seeds, salt, milk, yogurt, agave, and fruit in a pint-size Mason jar, secure the lid, and shake very well until everything is combined.
- Place in the refrigerator overnight and then devour in the morning when the oats and chia seeds are hydrated.
I was slow to the oats-craze gate, but now I’m hooked! As for my mom, she tells me you couldn’t pay her enough to eat hot cereal. Oh well … more for me 🙂
Katie @ Mom to Mom Nutrition says
I’ve been trying to find the perfect proportion of oats to liquid for an overnight oats recipes. Definitely trying this one!!
Deanna Segrave-Daly says
I love using my old peanut butter jar for overnight PB&J oats. Got to give this one a try!
Shashi at RunninSrilankan says
I love banana and mango fruit salad – so I am gonna love this!
Elizabeth @ Enjoy Every Bite says
This looks delicious! I’ve only made overnight oats once and was honestly disappointed with the outcome. I’ll have to try this recipe!
Let me know how it turns out the next time you tackle overnight oats!
McKenzie Hall says
I love overnight oats! I cant wait to try them with this mango/banana combination. Thanks for sharing 🙂
This IS delicious! I didn’t have mango or banana, so I substituted frozen blueberries. Made a great start to the morning!
That’s awesome! Glad you enjoyed the overnight oats 🙂
Pam A says
do you have a recipe using steel cut oats instead of oatmeal like this????
Pam, this recipe should work fine with any type of oats. Is that what you’re asking, or are you looking for another type of recipe?
Hello! Do you have to put them into the jar and shake up, or can I add to a bowl, stir, and scoop into my jar?
Anita, you can put the ingredients into a bowl and stir until everything is well incorporated. I might suggest, re-stirring after about 30 minutes. Cover, and then eat right from the bowl!
Caroline Helmers says
Great idea! I’m going to try it tonight. Curious – what would be the difference if I use plain greek yogurt? Also wondered that for your smoothie bowl recipes. Can I use plain greek yogurt and possibly some honey/agave in those recipes? Thanks!
Absolutely. You can definitely use plain Greek yogurt and a splash of agave or honey. Let your taste buds guide you!
Hello I Just tried today, completed love it, I changed little bit since I’m trying to avoid milk products, I replaced for matcha rice milk, adding banana and little bit of organic honey, OMG so delicious…. I’m impressed with the benefits, It helped me a lot just at the first time with my colic day…Amazing….
Pat V says
I am an oatmeal lover, and I made this tecipe last night. My overnight oatmeal was a big clump this morning. It all tasted like raw, wet oatmeal.
I put it in micrwave for 40 seconds, & it was better.
I will try again making sure that the dry to wet proportions are accurate as possible.
Hi Pat: I’ve made this many, many times with success. Why don’t you increase the liquid by 1/4 cup the next time you make it and see how it turns out. Sorry it didn’t work well for you. Please let me know how it turns out next time.
Pat V says
I made the overnight oatmeal again using a little more skimmed milk, and I added 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla. The taste and consistency was good, but I have to say that I did not enjoy it cold.
I plan to make it again using blueberries instead of banana. I will then heat it in the microwave in the morning.
Thank you for your suggestion to increase the liquid. I know that I will continue to make this dish and heat it to taste accordingly.
Happy meal making
Eating overnight oats cold vs hot is definitely a personal preference. Thanks for tweaking, and glad to hear you enjoyed it with the modifications!