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These Pina Colada Overnight Oats with Coconut Milk are vegan friendly and so easy to make. Overnight Oats are one of my favorite quick breakfasts, especially when I’m on the go. They are incredibly easy to make and can be customized with so many different flavors.
I typically make a large batch of overnight oats at the beginning of the week and then create different flavors in pre-portioned mason jars or bowls so I have easy breakfast solutions that anyone can grab and enjoy. If you are looking for extra protein, also check out our quick solution for Overnight Oats with Extra Protein!
Vegan Milk Options
Once you get the basic recipe of Overnight Oats, it is pretty easy to customize in different ways. The basic recipe is always the same. You need 1 cup of rolled oats and 1 cup of liquid. I love these overnight oats with coconut milk because it brings out the tropical flavors of pineapple and shredded coconut used in this recipe.
However, there are plenty of other alternative milk options you may use. Here are a few vegan milk alternatives and any of them will work.
- Oat Milk
- Almond Milk
- Hemp Milk
- Vegan pre-mixed protein shake
- soy milk
- rice milk
Should you add chia seeds to overnight oats?
I always add chia seeds to my overnight oats. They provide additional nutritional benefits and add a nice thickened consistency and texture to the overnight oats. Alternatively, you can omit them from the recipe. However, just one tablespoon of chia seeds adds 2.3 grams of protein and 4.9 grams of fiber. They are wonderful for improving digestion and sneaking a little extra protein into your diet.
Vegan Sugars and Sweeteners
Many people do not realize that honey is not vegan and is used in many overnight oat recipes. To make vegan overnight oats, you will want to add a small amount of sweetener unless you use a premixed vegan protein shake that is already sweetened.
I personally like to use half monk fruit sweetener and half natural sweetener to cut the additional sugar and calories. Monk fruit sweetener is very unique in that when you mix it with a small amount of natural sweetener, it is completely undetectable. I use it in many of my recipes and no one can ever notice the difference. Here is a list of a few vegan sugars and sweeteners.
- Monk fruit sweetener
- Beet sugar
- Date paste
- Coconut sugar
- Sugar in the Raw
- Liquid Stevia
Best Coconut Milk to use in Overnight Oats
This recipe is very flexible and you can use refrigerated or canned coconut milk. I often have coconut milk in my pantry which I use in many recipes such as curries. I do, however, recommend using the light version if you choose to use canned coconut milk. Also remember you want to use coconut milk and not coconut cream.
How to make Pina Colada Overnight Oats with Coconut Milk
First, in a large mason jar or Tupperware container, you’ll add rolled oats, coconut milk, sweetener, and chia seeds. Then let them sit overnight or for about 2-3 hours. Next spoon your overnight oats with coconut milk into small single serve mason jars or bowls and top with coconut yogurt, cubed pineapple, and coconut flakes. You can also garnish with a cherry or raspberry.
With the Pina Colada Overnight Oats, I like to give everything a good stir before enjoying. This recipe is good for 2 servings so if you are making several for the week or making breakfast for the entire family, you may want to double or triple the recipe.
Overnight Oats with coconut milk will last in the refrigerator for 5-7 days. I prefer to add the fruit toppings the day of eating since they can tend to spoil quicker.
Pina Colada Overnight Oats with Coconut Milk (Vegan)
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup coconut milk light
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- ½ tbsp agave or any vegan sweetener
- ½ cup pineapple fresh, cubes
- 1 tbsp shredded coconut
- ½ cup coconut yogurt or cashew
- Add coconut milk, rolled oats, chia seeds, and agave to a large mason jar or Tupperware container and refrigerate overnight or for 3-4 hours.1 cup rolled oats, 1 cup coconut milk, 1 tbsp chia seeds, 1/2 tbsp agave
- Then spoon into single serving mason jars or bowls and top with vegan yogurt, diced pineapple, and shredded coconut.1/2 cup pineapple, 1/2 cup coconut yogurt
- You can use any vegan milk such as almond, soy, or oat
- to reduce calories and sugar you can use monk fruit sweetener or liquid stevia
- this recipe works with coconut or cashew yogurt. I like to add either vanilla, coconut, or banana flavored.
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