Time to wake-up with a summery treat: tropical overnight oats!
OK. I know we’ve been having a lot of tropical recipes on the blog lately. But I think we can all agree that there is just something about summer that makes us want to curl up on the beach, sip a drink out of a coconut, and relax in a tropical paradise. And since I am not anywhere close to a beach, I try to bring the beach flavor via the food we eat.
So basically what I’m saying is, there will be more tropical recipes coming your way. And you’re welcome. Because these tropical overnight oats are delicious! And it’s one of the few ways I have found to get my hubby to eat chia seeds without complaining. So there’s also that.
The recipe for the overnight oats part is our generic go-to overnight oats recipe. And for this particular version we jazzed it up with lots of tropical fruits like kiwis, cherries, pineapple, banana, and toasted coconut. The best part is you can totally prep the fruit the night before (although you may want to wait to slice your banana so it doesn’t brown), and literally have a grab-and-go breakfast. You know, once the shut-down/quarantine is over and you actually have somewhere to go to.
Some notes for this recipe:
- I recommended coconut milk for the overnight oats to stick with the tropical theme and it gave everything a nice, sweet, coconut-ty flavor that we all loved. However, you can definitely use any kind of milk you would like!
- Other fruit toppings that are tropical could include mango, papaya, oranges, melons. Honestly, whatever fruit you have on hand that you need to use up could be tossed in.
- Technically, yes these tropical overnight oats take longer than 30 minutes to make because they have to be in your fridge, you know, overnight. But since that’s not hands-on time I included this recipe in the 30 minutes or less category.
Tropical Overnight Oats
- 1/4 c plain yogurt
- 1/2 c oats
- 2/3 c coconut milk or any other kind of milk
- 1 T chia seeds
- 1/2 t vanilla
- 1 to 2 T maple syrup optional, OR
- 1 to 2 t stevia optional
Tropical Fruit Toppings
- Toasted Coconut
To Make the Overnight Oats
- Mix together all the ingredients for the overnight oats (yogurt, oats, coconut milk, chia seeds, vanilla, and maple syrup or stevia). Place in a covered bowl in the fridge overnight.
- The Next Morning: Give your oats a stir. Then, top with toppings of your choice! We really enjoyed kiwi, banana, cherries, pineapple, and toasted coconut. You can either top your oats directly in a bowl or layer them like a parfait – either way it will be delicious!
- NOTE: I recommend coconut milk for this recipe to stick with the tropical theme, but if you are just making generic overnight oats you can use any kind of plant milk.
I say we plan a group trip to Bora Bora once its safe to travel again. Or Hawaii. Or the restaurant down the street…
If you make these tropical overnight oats…
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