We fell in love with the healthy overnight oats recipes a few months ago. They were fast to make, filling, and tasted amazing! They are refreshing and cool which makes them perfect as we head into the hot and humid Virginia summers. We liked them so much that we have been experimenting with different recipes. The Pineapple Mango Tahini Overnight Oats we made this weeked will be one we make time and time again. It is a little taste of the tropics!
What are Overnight Oats
In case you haven’t heard of them before, overnight oats are a quick, no-cook way of preparing oats! Combine the ingredients together in a bowl and then divide them up into containers for the refrigerator. The best results occur by letting them sit overnight. Some people eat them after just a couple of hours, but I like the consistency by waiting the full night. Right before serving, I add additional fruit or nuts on top.
I use almond milk or coconut milk for the liquid in the oats. It makes the oats so creamy when it is absorbed overnight!
Also, Tahini can be purchased in the store, but I love to make my own. Don’t tell anyone, but they are surprisingly easy to make at home! Learn how to make tahini at home.
How to Make Pineapple Mango Tahini Overnight Oats
This recipe is extremely easy. Combine the oats, almond milk, tahini, vanilla, honey and fruit into a bowl and combine. Place in an airtight container in the refrigerator overnight. You can top with additional fruit and nuts, if you like.
Our tahini was thick so we had to stir for a couple minutes to combine like you would natural peanut butter. I love the toasty, nutty flavor it adds.
If you want to skip the tahini, think about adding in shredded coconut for a great tropical version.
Best Containers for Overnight Oats
We use these containers at home when I pack Jason’s lunch. They are the perfect size and are really easy to clean. I can be a bit clumsy, so when they do knock them around, I don’t worry too much about the lids coming off. These also fit nicely in Jason’s lunch box, so he can enjoy them when he gets to work.
In the photos, I use these glass ones that we use at home as long as I’m not leaving the house. No kidding, I am that big of a klutz. They are also so pretty to eat out of and I love to see which kind I’m picking each morning.
Served Warm or Cold?
Overnight Oats are best served cold, straight from the refrigerator.
Substitutes for Almond Milk?
I substitute dairy milk with almond milk fairly often, and I use it in several dishes. Other substitutes for almond milk in the overnight oats include plain water, dairy milk, coconut milk, cashew milk, or any other nut or seed-based milk.
Can I add yogurt to this?
Of course! We like greek yogurt but regular yogurt works just as good, but be careful of the amount of hidden sugar in some yogurts. It is sneaky. So just keep an eye out for it. I love vanilla greek yogurt and think it adds a bit of the sweetness to the oats without too much sugar. This will make it thicker and very creamy! I love adding yogurt to my overnight oats!
Can I Skip the Tahini?
Of course! No worries there! The oats will be wonderful without the tahini. The tahini adds a fun earthy flavor and is packed full of great nutrients. It is a great way to add a bit more protein to your breakfast. You can substitute other kinds of nut butter, if you like.
Pineapple, Mango, and Tahini Overnight Oats
- 1/3 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1 tsp tahini
- splash vanilla
- 1 tsp honey
- 2 tbs mango chopped
- 2 tbs pineapple chopped
- 2 tbs pecans chopped
- Combine almond milk, tahini, oats, vanilla, honey and 1 tsp of pineapple and 1 tsp of mango together in a bowl. Chill overnight.
- To serve add the additional mango and pineapple. Top with pecans.