Mango Turmeric Overnight Oats makes for a hearty, healthy and a grab-n-go breakfast or a quick snack made with oats, seasonal mangoes and spices like turmeric and ginger.
Whether you are busy professional or a student, or a person who just does not like to cook in the early morning hours, overnight oats is a blessing for people like you, who have no time to cook but who wish to eat healthy.
While you can make this overnight oats several different ways, this mango turmeric overnight oats is a must make during the prime mango season.
Why you must try Overnight Oats?
- Zero Cooking Time
- Apt for Meal Prepping
- Just 10 mins prep time
- So versatile
- Grab-N-Go Breakfast or Snack
Type of Oats to use
I have used old fashioned rolled oats. I would highly recommend using the same as it gives a perfect texture when soaked overnight or longer.
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Instant or quick cooking oats, though can be used, comes out way too slushy and slimy upon soaking overnight. This texture will not be appreciated by many.
Steel cuts oats should be avoided as it does not soften enough, even after soaking overnight and needs to be cooked before eating which defeats the purpose.
Best Mango variety to use
There are several varieties of mangoes available in the market during the season.
Varieties like mallika, badami, kesar and the most popular alphonso will go well.
Some varieites of Banganapalli tastes tangy. So make sure to taste it before using.
At any cause, avoid using mango variety like "Sendhoora" that has lots of fibre strings which can be quite unpleasant while eating.
Whichever variety you use, make sure that the mango is well ripe and sweet enough.
Ingredients & Substitutes
Oats: I have used old fashioned oats certified gluten free.
Mango: I have used "Kesar" variety of mango in this recipe.
Milk: I have used regular milk. But feel free to substitute it with any plant based milk of your choice.
Curd: I have used regular curd. Again replace it with either coconut or cashew yogurt.
Sweetener: I have used cane sugar. You can use regular sugar, honey, stevia or totally skip adding sweetener.
Turmeric: I have used fresh turmeric root. If you do not have it on hand, then use 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, preferably organic.
Ginger: I have used fresh ginger that i grated using a cheese grater as this helps to grind smoothly. You can also use 1/2 tsp ginger powder.
Cardamom: I personally love combining cardamom and mango. If you do not have, then you can use 1/4 tsp cinnamon powder.
Chia seeds: These soak up all the liquid making the overnight oats to stay together. If you do not have chia, then you can use powder or crushed flax seeds instead.
Make it Vegan
Regular milk can be replaced with any plant based milk like oat milk, cashew or almond milk.
Regular curd can be replaced with cashew or coconut yogurt.
As the overnight oats rests in the refrigerator, you can store it upto a week.
You can make a fairly large batch, a week's worth of overnight oats & leave it in the refrigerator.
All you have to do is scoop out a cup or how much ever you need into a bowl, dilute it little bit with milk and you are good to go.
Add-Ons for Mango Turmeric Overnight Oats
You can add any choice of your protein powder and mix it into the oats before serving.
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Instead of regular or vegan curd, you can also use greek yogurt which is high in protein source.
You can also stir in or drizzle any nut butter of your choice.
Add chopped nuts like almonds, pistachios or dried fruits like dates, figs & apricots.
Add seeds like melon, pumpkin or sunflower seeds.
Add grated dark chocolate, coconut chips or simply top with this easy stovetop homemade granola
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Mango Turmeric Overnight Oats Recipe
- Old fashioned rolled oats - 1/2 cup
- Ripe Mango - 3/4 cup chopped
- Milk or Plant mylk - 1-1/4 cup
- Curd or yogurt - 1/2 cup
- Fresh turmeric root - 1/2 inch
- Fresh ginger - 1/2 tsp grated
- Cardamom - 1
- Chia seeds - 1 tbsp
- Cane sugar or any sweetener of your choice - 3 tsp
- Pomegranate Arils - 2 tbsp
- In a mixer jar, take 1/2 cup mango chunks, turmeric root, grated ginger, cardamom, sweetener of your choice and 1 cup milk.
- Grind to a smooth paste and set aside.
- In a glass jar or bowl, add the ground paste, oats, chia seeds, curd and mix well.
- Close with lid and place it in the refrigerator overnight or for 8 hours.
- Before serving, if it is too thick, dilute with the remaining 1/4 cup milk and mix in the remaining 1/4 cup chopped mango.
- Top with pomegranate arils and sprinkle some chia seeds for added crunch.
- Dig into this hearty and delicious mango turmeric overnight oats for a healthy breakfast or a quick snack at any time.