Your overnight oats routine will never be the same! Creamy Overnight Oats with Coconut Milk are brimming with tropical flavors and sweet pops of bright pineapple. Made with canned coconut milk and chia seeds, they're super satiating, too. Take 5 minutes to whip up a batch and say hello to a portable breakfast ready to go the next morning!
If "vacation in Tahiti" were an overnight oats flavor, it would be this.
I'm seriously transported to a beach chair complete with salty air (and sandy hair) when I lay mouth on these oats. Are these the honeymoon I never had?
Simply delightful--the flavor, the texture...the perfect pineapple pops!
You know I'm team chocolate peanut butter overnight oats any day...but this version seriously has me reconsidering my life choices.
- Old fashioned oats: The hearty base that offers the perfect texture--not too chewy with just a little bite once soaked. Don't miss all my snack recipes with oats!
- Canned lite coconut milk: This is what sets this recipe apart from all the rest. It oats super creamy, satiating (love filling breakfasts!), and bursting with fresh coconut flavor. You want the canned kind because it has all that amazing fat, versus the kind in the carton that's super thin. You can also use full fat coconut milk, though it will be thicker.
- Pineapple: I love the bright juicy pops of tropical flavor pineapple adds. You can use fresh cut pineapple, thawed from frozen, or canned pineapple like I did.
- Greek yogurt: You can use any kind--full fat, 2% or 0%. Look for plain unsweetened, vanilla or coconut flavored. Hooray for higher-protein overnight oats!
- Chia seeds: To help thicken the mixture and add filling fiber.
- Maple syrup: The best natural sweetener!
- Vanilla: To add amazing flavor.
- Salt: A pinch goes a long way for flavor.
Substitutions and dietary swaps
These oats are already gluten free and nut free!
- Vegan: Omit the yogurt (or use non-dairy coconut milk yogurt). Or try my Vegan Overnight Oats!
- Pineapple: If you're not a pineapple fan, you could sub mango or peaches.
- Higher protein: Double the yogurt and sweeten to taste. You could also add a scoop of collagen peptides.
How to make
Whisk oats, chia seeds and salt in a mixing bowl. Add coconut milk, yogurt, pineapple syrup, and vanilla.
Whisk to combine. Portion into two jars, refrigerate, and enjoy!
Keep leftover oats in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
These oats are meant to be enjoyed cold (the soaking "cooks" the oats), so you can enjoy them right out of the fridge without reheating.
I hope you're as obsessed with this oats recipe as I am!
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Your overnight oats routine will never be the same! Creamy Overnight Oats with Coconut Milk are brimming with tropical flavors and naturally sweet pops of bright pineapple. Made with canned coconut milk and chia seeds, they're super satiating, too. Take 5 minutes to whip up a batch and say hello to a portable breakfast ready to go the next morning!
Prep time does not include soaking time.
- 1 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- ⅛ tsp fine sea salt
- 1-13.5oz can lite coconut milk*
- ¼ cup plain or vanilla Greek yogurt
- ½ cup chopped pineapple (I used canned pineapple tidbits, drained)
- 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Place oats, chia seeds and salt in a medium mixing bowl. Whisk to combine.
- Add coconut milk, yogurt, pineapple maple syrup, and vanilla. Whisk to combine.
- Portion into two jars with lids or containers. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight. Enjoy chilled garnished with extra pineapple and shredded coconut if you fancy!
*If you only have full fat coconut milk, pour out half the can (save it for another recipe) and then fill it up with water. Use the can of full fat coconut milk + water in the recipe.