Need an easy breakfast idea? Give this easy mango oatmeal recipe a try. It takes just a few minutes and features just five ingredients.
This flavorful mango oatmeal features the simplest of ingredients: oats, sliced mango, almonds, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Plus, you get 42 percent of the daily value for fiber in every serving. Make it your own with additional toppings and spices that you love!
Whether you’re in a time crunch on a busy morning or are looking for a new tasty breakfast to add to your menu rotation, mango oatmeal will be your new favorite go to.
Not to mention, it’s full of fiber, antioxidants, and plant-based protein. So yup, it will hold you over until lunchtime.
Ready to learn how to make oatmeal with mango? Let me show you how!
The ingredients you need to make mango oatmeal are as simple as it gets. You only need this handful of key ingredients, and I bet that you may already have these items on hand in your fridge or pantry.
- Oats: I used quick-cooking oats in this recipe, which make meal prep fast and easy. If you follow a gluten-free diet, make sure to purchase gluten-free oatmeal.
- Mango slices: You’ll need a half cup of frozen or fresh mango slices. If you use frozen mango, the slices will need to be defrosted and heated before adding them to the oatmeal.
- Almond: Top the mango oatmeal with 2 Tablespoons whole or sliced almonds. These bring fiber, protein, and healthy fats to the breakfast!
- Cinnamon and nutmeg: All you need is a dash of these spices is all you need to add warmness and sweetness with no added sugar.
Helpful kitchen tools
You only need a few kitchen tools to make this recipe:
- Measuring cups: Use these to measure out the oats and mango slices.
- Measuring spoons: Use these to measure the almonds, spices, and any other toppings that you add to the oatmeal.
- Small glass bowls: Serve or store the oats in these.
- Nut chopper: This makes chopping and grinding nuts super quick and easy.
Prepare oatmeal: To prepare your mango oatmeal, you’ll begin by preparing quick-cooking oats following the package directions.
Most oatmeal can be prepared over the stovetop or in the microwave.
The microwave is the fastest way to prep your oatmeal. If you cook it on the stove, you’ll start by boiling water, stirring in the oats, and then simmering them over low heat until they reach your desired texture.
Add mango and toppings: After the oatmeal is prepared, all you have to do is mix in the mango slices. Then top with almonds, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Finally, add any other toppings that you like, and enjoy!
To make oatmeal gluten free, you should use oatmeal that is labeled as gluten free.
Although oats do not naturally contain gluten, they are often grown alongside wheat or processed in facilities that also process wheat. All the other ingredients in this recipe are gluten free.
he possibilities are endless for the toppings that you can add to mango oatmeal! Some mix ins you might enjoy include flax seeds, chia seeds, peanut butter, and other frozen fruits.
Strawberries, blueberries, or sliced bananas would be delicious! You could also add a sprinkle of granola or a few chocolate chips for some sweetness.
Yes, you can use steel-cut oats in this recipe. Note that they will take longer to prepare, compared to quick-cooking oats.
Steel-cut oats typically need to be cooked on the stovetop with water or milk for 20-30 minutes or so. If you purchase steel-cut oats, make sure to follow the instructions on the package to make them properly.
I used frozen mango slices in this recipe for their convenience. But fresh mango would work great, as well. Simply slice the fresh mango and add it to the oatmeal!
If you make mango oatmeal in advance or have leftovers, let the oatmeal cool and then place in an airtight container. Keep it in the refrigerator and enjoy within 2-3 days for the best quality.
This mango oatmeal uses all plant-based ingredients––including oats, mango, almonds, and spices.
It’s vegan friendly and provides plenty of protein from the oats and almonds (no protein powder needed!). Moreover, it’s an incredibly nutritious breakfast with no added sugar and an excellent amount of fiber.
More healthy oatmeal recipes
Want more delicious, nutritious spins on oatmeal? Here you go!
- Banana Almond Mango Overnight Oats
- Chocolate Strawberry High Protein Overnight Oats
- Cherry Oatmeal Bowl
Easy Mango Oatmeal
- ½ cup quick-cooking oats
- ½ cup frozen mango slices, defrosted and heated
- 2 tbsp almonds
- Dash of cinnamon
- Dash of nutmeg
- Prepare oatmeal per package directions.
- Top with mango slices, almonds, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Enjoy!
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