Toasted Coconut Overnight Oats.
I don’t even KNOW how I can convey my love for these little honey-dripping jars.
But I’m going to try. Because coconut overnight oats! What practically all breakfasts should taste like forever, unless you want bacon and eggs.
They kind of look like the grown up version of sand art.
Without the sand. And without the art.
And with your breakfast!
Okay I’ll stop.
So here’s the deal.
I’ve always enjoyed the concept of having a breakfast right there in the fridge first thing in the morning, the moment you wake up. One that isn’t a granola bar or even a banana, stuff like that. But I didn’t truly appreciate it until, well, right now. Right now as in: life with Max.
Real life, I can’t even remember and/or would be slightly embarrassed to tell you some of the things I have grabbed out of desperation first thing in the morning over the last year. The problem is that I’ve ALWAYS been a breakfast person. I mean, I guess it’s an excellent problem to have. I’ve never been one to skip breakfast. So I know I need something, and with it being my favorite meal (though mostly my favorite at dinner… ), I WANT something.
Choices have included but are not limited to a leftover scone that sat out overnight, an expired container of yogurt and a cookie (or four). That is, if I don’t want what Max usually eats, which is some scrambled eggs and fruit and cheerios or a yogurt pouch. Unexpired for him of course, lucky dude.
The worst part is that my instagram explore page is always flooded with the MOST incredible photos of breakfasts first thing in the morning – smoothie bowls galore, these layered parfait things, ten kinds of toast (that don’t include peanut butter or jelly) and huge oatmeal bowls. And I’m like whyyyyyyy can’t that be my kitchen. ASAP.
And while my personal favorite at-home breakfast meal is avocado toast with eggs, I actually prefer to have it a lunch. After I’m sufficiently caffeinated. Breakfast quirks, let me hear you.
These adorable little jars are filled with coconut yogurt, coconut milk, toasted coconut and oats! A touch of honey too, along with some chia. It’s a coconut lover’s dream. It’s even really delicious if you don’t like the texture of coconut but adore the flavor. Like Eddie. Thank you coconut rum for teaching him the flavor is spot on perfect.
No thank you to sweetened shredded coconut, which squeaks between teeth and turns half of the population off.
I also layered in some vanilla almond butter (justin’s!) because I just kind of need something else with my overnight oats. Plus… vanilla almond butter. It’s so freaking wonderful.
Also, as a note, sometimes I like to let mine sit at room temperature for awhile. I don’t love food at severe temperatures, be it hot or cold (except for ice cream, of course, since I know you’re wondering), so I’ll take it out of the fridge, make Max breakfast and then sit down to this situation.
But let’s be real. I’m rarely sitting down. That is horrible but true. I’m scared of what it will look like with another kid or two. So scared that I rhyme.
Ohhhh and to top it all off, and make it somewhat high maintenance after I just talked about really needing a breakfast that isn’t high maintenance at all ever, I caramelized some pineapple for the top. You totally don’t need to caramelize it, but it’s delish. Or you can simply just cut up some pineapple and kiwi and go from there. It’s fantastic. That combo is life.
Plus more coconut.
Plus more honey drizzle.
Plus all the good feels. Breakfast is forever.
Toasted Coconut Overnight Oats
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 (15 ounce) can coconut milk (light or full-fat, your choice!)
- 1/2 cup greek yogurt, preferably coconut flavored! (I used siggi’s)
- 1/4 cup toasted unsweetened, flaked coconut (I use bob’s red mill), plus extra for topping
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup almond butter, I use justin’s
- for serving: extra toasted coconut, almond butter, sliced kiwi, honey for drizzling
honey caramelized pineapple
- 1/2 cup pineapple chunks or spears
- 1 tablespoon honey
- Note: to toast the coconut, I simply place a 1/2 cup or so in a dry pan and set it over low heat. I cook, stirring often, until it is golden brown and fragrant. Don’t leave it unattended – it will burn!
- In a large bowl, stir together the oats, coconut milk, yogurt, toasted coconut, honey, chia seeds and vanilla extract until combined.
- In two jars, bowls or containers, layer 1 to 2 tablespoons of almond butter into each and press it on the bottom of the jar. Top each with equal spoonfuls of the overnight oat mixture. Add another tablespoon or so of the almond butter (basically, finish what you have) and top with the remaining oats. I like to top it with more toasted coconut then cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge overnight.
- When ready to serve, top the oats with the pineapple, sliced kiwi, a bit more almond butter and toasted coconut. Drizzle everything with honey and go at it!
honey caramelized pineapple
- Add the pineapple to a skillet over medium heat and add the honey. Cook, tossing and stirring often, until the pineapple becomes golden and caramely.
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59 Comments on “Toasted Coconut Overnight Oats.”
Justin’s Vanilla almond butter is THE BEST. Seriously, it’s like crack frosting. Anyway really loving these gorgeous oats!
This would be my lunch.
Justin’s on an apple cinnamon rice cake! Yum, but seriously, breakfast is so important to me.
It must be the British in me because it has to consist of something crunchy, bready or pastry and a cup a tea.
Mmm so many layers of goodness! You’re always spot-on with texture. Love the caramelized pineapple and all that coconut. Also good tip to let it sit out a while, because that’s the big drawback of overnight oats: cold oatmeal.
Overnight oats are seriously the best way to start the day! I bet the caramelized pineapple is dreamy!!
This looks ah-mazing! Making it ASAP.
OMG this looks and sounds amazing! I can’t wait to try this. Coconut = always tasty!
Mouthwetting imagery! Great recipe too. Will surprise my daughter tonight. Thanks for sharing :)
I love overnight oats! Making a big batch at the beginning of the week and putting them in mason jars is a life saver for a quick snack or breakfast on the go! This recipe looks delicious! Can’t wait to try it for next week.
Oooo, I’ll have to try their vanilla almond butter :) that sounds so good.
Would love to work with you for recipe development. Love your creativity!
Well I know what I’m making for breakfast tomorrow! These look amazing and I am always impressed with your creativity!
The first picture makes it look like you’re putting relish in your oats.. thought you’d gone and went crazy! :)
This looks so healthy and delicious! Yum!
Siggi’s coconut skyr is to die for. The other flavors are alright, but the coconut is a spiritual experience every time. Love it!
When I looked at that 1st pic, I thought, “OMG did she put pickles on there???” Once that popped into my head I couldn’t think of what else it could possibly be. Kiwi sounds much better! ;)
It looks so delicious, I’m definitely planning on doing this this weekend x
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Anything with toasted coconut is just divine! I’m usually not big overnight oats but maybe this might just change it..
Okay, totally making this tonight for breakfast tomorrow! Breakfast is so hard sometimes and we’re always in a rush to get out the door so it’ll be nice having this waiting in the fridge when I wake up!!
Oh my gosh, YES! I am a coconut nut (coconutnut?) so this sounds amazing. I’m lactose intolerant, so I wonder if dairy-free yogurt will hold up and be fluffy enough? I am going to try it and find out!
Since you’re a coconutnut, have you tried So Delicious coconut milk yogurt? I love that stuff. It’s not as thick, but I think it would work well.
Ermahgerhhd! This looks sooo goood! So pretty too! Definitely art-worthy :)
Your photos are making me so hungry! That looks so delicious I can’t wait to give it a try this weekend!
That caramelized pineapple tho. I think I’m in love. The vanilla almond butter sets it over the top! I would even use the tongue emoji to describe how I feel about these oats, which says a lot because I think that emoji is disgusting.
Coconut is my life. And I’m seriously loving the layers you have going on here. Also, can I just say how much I am in love with the idea of pairing coconut with kiwi. Why hasn’t this happened sooner in my life? Gotta make it happen.
Oooh these look SOOO good. Making them ASAP!
hey girl this looks pretty good!
Made last night and am eating it right now! While it’s a little more liquidy than I would like (maybe due to light coconut milk?) The flavor is incredible. The kiwi and caramelized pineapple are like divine intervention and I also never knew how good coconut and almond butter went together until now. The only thing I would change is either using more oats or less coconut milk to reach a thicker consistency. Good thing I bought enough supplies to make more than one round ;-)! Btw I used crunchy almond butter and it was awesome. I want to try this vanilla almond butter though, I didn’t know it existed!
I’ve got everything to get this made for tomorrow morning, though I’ve got frozen instead of fresh pineapple chunks – is that totally out for the caramelizing?
I think I am in love with this…making this tonight for tomorrow’s breakfast :-)
I absolutely adore coconut and breakfasts. I think I iwill be making it for tomorrow morning :3
HOLY BREAKFAST HEAVEN! This is amazing! I can’t wait to make and eat this!
I am such a weirdo. I love oatmeal but only as a vehicle for lots of brown sugar but I’m going to try this just to be sure that I am truly a weirdo. It’s always good to check periodically. I tend not to go for fruit in food but the caramel used pineapple is making me want to try it.
Caramelized, not used. When will autocorrect know my brain?
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I don’t ever skip breakfast either. This is my kind of breakfast! It looks so yummy, and it’s beautiful to boot!
I love the colors and textures in this breakfast. Guess what I’m having tomorrow. :) Love your site. Thanks!
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I made these last night and they were so goOooOod! a lot of times I’m underwhelmed by overnight oats so thank you !!
Mmm, this sounds like the perfect breakfast- so luxurious, and I love all the fruit on top!
This looks amazing! I always take my time preparing breakfast, but I also appreciate sleeping those extra 15 minutes knowing it´s already taken care of as with overnight oats. Ps: I can´t have avocado for breakfast either… I´m very specific/weird about what I eat at what hours. This looks perfect for breakfast, though! ;)
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I have to confess that I have eaten this for breakfast every morning since you posted it. But being the lazy cook that I am, I skipped the pineapple in favor of fresh raspberries and for calorie sake omitted all but a light drizzle of almond butter butter and substituted cashew milk for the coconut milk. I also skipped the honey because I like things a bit more savory than sweet.
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I have been dreaming of this ever since you posted it — must go buy the ingredients this weekend, it looks TOO good!!!
Love the idea of waking up to these little jars of goodness! They look so pretty too!
These were so freaking good. I loved the flavor and all the different components. However, don’t calculate the calorie content on myfitnesspal.
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Oh my gosh, this tastes like coconut cream pie! It’s soooo delicious! I bet you could top with those Trader Joe’s toasted almonds for more crunch too :)
Um, yeah, it looks delicious, and has lots of healthy components, but the calorie content seems a bit excessive unless you are a super active person. I stopped calculating once I past 600 calories per serving. You could probably get three servings out of it, but even then it would still be pretty high calorie.
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