Overnight tropical oats

Have you made overnight oats before? They are super easy to make, gluten free, vegan and extremely nutritious. 


It takes literally just 5 minutes to make overnight oats. The most amazing thing is that you will have it for the entire week if you make enough, just like me. Come Sunday, I always make a huge bowl of overnight oats to have for the upcoming week for breakfast or as a snack. Making overnight oats ensures that I won’t be graving something unhealthy on the  go when there is no time to prepare a healthy breakfast meal.

Sundays has become my meal prep for the week. Now, I hardly cook over the week since I am attending summer school, so on Sundays, for about 1 hour and a half, I prepare 3-4 meals, breakfast and a dessert to have during the week. Does anyone do anything such as this? What is your strategy? I just started doing this no long ago and it works great actually.

My kids love overnight oats, especially this version. I added unsweetened coconut flakes, mango and pineapple, which is why my kids loved it so much, the big chunks of fruit in it is what they always eat first.

For my version I didn’t use coconut milk but if you like I think it will work great too. If you are vegan, just make sure you use any other type of yogurt. I like Greek yogurt because it gives the oats a thick creamy consistency but any other type will do.

If you haven’t tried overnight oats before you are truly missing out. It is one of the easiest, healthiest and tastiest breakfast of all times, or at least we think so :-)


Overnight tropical oats


Tropical overnight oats

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 12 servings

Total Time: 5 minutes



In a large mixing bowl add all of the ingredients and mix through. If you see that the mixture is too dry you can add more milk as it will be absorbed as it sits in the fridge overnight. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Store in your refrigerator for up to 1 week. I have kept mine for 7 days just fine.

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  1. Is a serving size about a cup? Did you keep it in the big bowl or separate into individual servings?

    • Yes it is about a cup, I have actually just corrected the nutrition facts bc the initial calculations were done w/ almond cream, weird…. I always keep it in the big bowl since it is easier :-)

  2. I’ve never tried overnight oats before,and I cant believe that. That won’t be for long though, this sounds so good and healthy too!

  3. I know I’m missing out – I’ve never, ever made overnight oats. A lot of the combos I’ve seen haven’t really interested me…but tropical? Yes! I looove mango. I hope school is going well, honey!!

  4. Se ve riquisima la hare para mi y para mis niños ahora que estan de vacaciones gracias:-D

  5. I need to make overnight oats more often! This variety sounds great!

  6. I love overnight oats! This tropical flavour sounds and looks fantastic.

  7. Such a great idea! I’m always on the go and hate skipping breakfast.

  8. I saw this and wanted to make it immediately! So I tried this last night! But i made it with what I had at hime: low fat milk, peach yogurt, and fresh mango and pineapple. It looked great, but tasted bery bitter. I’m wondering if it’s because I used real milk and not almond or coconut milk- is it supposed to taste bitter? I look forward tl making it again following your recipe step by step! :)

  9. HI…I just subscribed to your Instagram and I must say after checking out your website it makes me want to eat even healthier. However, I just wanted to point out that there is a word spelled wrong in the sentence below from this post: think creamy which should be thick creamy. I’m sorry…but can’t help it…English major LOL.

    use any other type of yogurt. I like Greek yogurt because it gives the oats a think creamy

  10. Hi Miryam I just subscribed to your Instagram and I’ve done three super yummy recipes. Two of the quinoa plates, banana bread, and now wanting to try this recipe. Can I use stieel cut oats instead of the rolled ones?

    • Thanks :-) You could use those but the consistency would be a bit grainy and a bit harder, since steel cut oats don’t become as soft as regular rolled oats do. I would suggest using rolled oats but you can try a smaller portion w/ the steel cut oats and see how you like it. Thanks for stopping by.

  11. Hi Miryam: I can’t believe that you manage to prepare 3-4 meals, breakfast and a dessert in 1 hour and a half. How do you do that? What is your secret?!! I would love to be able to get so much done in so little time.
    On another note, I am addicted to your tropical oats!
    Thank you for all the recipes.

    • I am a machine :-) Just kidding. I tend to do easy ones that don’t require much chopping and such and perhaps just one of them being an oven type of meal like my quinoa recipes. I do the overnight oats for breakfast, which just takes 5 minutes to mix the ingredients together, and for dessert frozen popsicles which take another 10 minutes if that! Thanks for stopping by.

  12. I was asking myself the same question! All those meals, breakfast and a desert in 90 minutes!!! Do tell us your secret!! I also really enjoy your tropical oats. I sometimes make them with steel cut oats. Thanks for our great recipes!

  13. Might seem like a daft question…but should i cook the oats first before mixing everything in?

  14. I made this last night and woke up to it this morning!  SO GOOD!  Thank you for this recipe.  It’s yummy!

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