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These easy Tropical Overnight Oats are creamy and packed with tropical flavor! Make them in a large batch for an easy breakfast the whole family will enjoy! 

tropical overnight oats

I am a creature of habit. I love nothing more than an extensive list and the comfort of a familiar routine. Breakfast is no exception! When it starts to heat up in the City, my usual pumpkin spice oatmeal just makes me hotter! 

Enter bircher muesli overnight oats, and if you’re feeling adventurous, tropical overnight oats. These happy wonders not only are a delight for the tastebuds but I can prep ahead and they make my morning a breeze! 

The (second) best thing about overnight oats is that you can customize to your heart’s delight! Want to use coconut milk instead of 2%? Go for it! Want to use pineapple juice instead of lemon? Sounds fab! 

tropical overnight oats
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The only thing that I really love is the granny smith apple grated into the mixture. It adds that tartness that really makes this exceptional! 

For my tropical overnight oats rendition, love a mix of fresh fruits, toasted nuts, coconuts and chia seeds, but dried would also be amazing. No cutting required! Look at you savin’ time like a pro. You can also add homemade protein granola for a little crunch and extra protein.

tropical overnight oats
Tropical Overnight Oats in blue bowl.
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Tropical Overnight Oats

These easy Tropical Overnight Oats are creamy and packed with tropical flavor! Make them in a large batch for an easy breakfast the whole family will enjoy!
Prep: 10 minutes
Refrigerate: 12 hours
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 6 people


  • 2 cups rolled oats not quick oats
  • 2 cups 2 % Organic Milk
  • Juice from 1 medium lemon
  • Zest from ½ lemon to taste
  • 1 large granny smith apple peeled and grated
  • 1 cup 2% Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon+ 1 teaspoon honey more to taste
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger you could also use fresh!
  • ¼ cup shredded coconut I used lightly sweetened because it’s what I had on hand
  • ¼ cup toasted pecans chopped
  • ½ teaspoon chia seeds
  • Mango/ Papaya /Pineapple okay, any tropical fruit


  • The night before, mix oats, milk, lemon juice, lemon zest, yogurt, spices and apple in a large, sealable container. Let sit over night, covered in the refrigerator.
  • Right before serving Top with pecans and fresh fruit! Wasn’t that obscenely easy?



Lemon Zest: I use the zest from a whole lemon but I think most people would find it overpowering. Be sure to only use the dark yellow portion of the zest especially in this recipe where it will be raw.


Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 60mg | Potassium: 276mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 156mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American, Germany, Swiss
Calories: 255
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tropical overnight oats

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