Pina Colada Overnight Oats are creamy and delicious with the flavors of coconut and fresh pineapple. They’re an easy meal prep breakfast that’s vegan and gluten-free!

front view of pina colada overnight oats in jar with pinepple, coconut and cherry on top

If you like pina coladas….have I got the breakfast for you!  I’d be lying if I told you that I didn’t hear that song in my head every time I enjoy a piña colada….or these Pina Colada Overnight Oats.

The song is catchy, and so are these flavors. 🙂

So yesterday was my birthday, which I mentioned was coming when I posted these Fruit Tart Vanilla Cupcakes.  The cupcakes were an early gift to myself, but what’s a girl to do on her actual birthday if she’s already had cupcakes (plus more behind the scenes)?

Create an overnight oat version of her favorite tropical cocktail, of course!  I have no idea why I’m talking about myself in the third person, but we’ll just forget about that and talk piña coladas.

Last year I went to Maui with my family, and I’m going back very soon.  I posted my Fresh Pineapple Pina Coladas after I got back last year and it’s a huge favorite.  Sure, there’s rum in that one, but I did not spike these overnight oats.

As much as I like rum, I don’t want it for breakfast (even if I am so old I’d like to forget).

pina colada overnight oats with pineapple and a cherry skewer on top

As I said, there’s no rum in sight here, but there is plenty of coconut milk, sweetened shredded coconut, and fresh, juicy pineapple.  The creamy coconut milk gives these oats that piña colada richness, and the sweet pineapple takes it all the way to the tropics and back.  You need this breakfast!

I always add chia seeds to my oats, because I’ve tried overnight oats without them and it just wasn’t the same.  I promise, you’ll love them.  I added coconut milk yogurt to my oats to make them even creamier,  but that’s totally optional.  

When I made these overnight oats, I added the chopped fresh pineapple to the oats and left them in the fridge for several hours before I photographed them.  The pineapple got so sour sitting in the mixture, like the oats just leeched the sweetness right out of it.  

It was a surprise to me, so from now on, I’ll only add the fruit just before serving.  Sour pineapple is no fun in a piña colada or anywhere else!

These Pina Colada Chia Overnight Oats will have you singing “if you like piña coladas…” and feeling happy the entire day.  They’re a day changer!  Waking up to a breakfast that looks like a cocktail is pretty fun stuff.

Cheers and Aloha. 🙂

pina colada overnight oats with coconut on top and spoon alongside

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Pina colada overnight oats in jars.

Pina Colada Overnight Oats

Pina Colada Overnight Oats are creamy and delicious with the flavors of coconut and fresh pineapple. They're an easy meal prep breakfast that takes 10 minutes to prep!
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds see notes
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • cups coconut milk canned or refrigerated; sub with the milk of your choice
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt sub with dairy-free yogurt to make this recipe vegan
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup sub with honey
  • 2 cups chopped fresh pineapple crushed pineapple may be substituted; see notes

Instructions 

  • Place the oats, chia seeds and coconut in a medium bowl and stir to combine. Add the milk, yogurt and maple syrup and stir to combine. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for a minimum of 3 hours or overnight.
    2 cups old fashioned rolled oats, 2½ cups coconut milk, 1 cup plain Greek yogurt, 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • Remove the plastic wrap the next day and stir in the pineapple. Serve with additional coconut as desired and enjoy!
    2 cups chopped fresh pineapple

Notes

  • Pro tip: Do not add fresh pineapple until just before serving as the enzyme bromelain in the pineapple will break down the protein in dairy, which will cause the oats to become sour.  Canned pineapple doesn’t have the same effect so it’s safe to add.
  • I used refrigerated coconut milk.  Canned coconut milk will add a lot more fat and calories, and will result in very thick oats.
  • For best results, use old fashioned rolled oats. I do not recommend using quick oats as they will be far too soft. If you’d like to use steel cut oats, see my recipe for overnight steel cut oats for full instructions.
  • Not a fan of chia seeds or don’t have any on hand? Omit them and reduce the milk by 1/2 cup for a total of 2 cups milk.

Nutrition

Calories: 487kcal, Carbohydrates: 45g, Protein: 11g, Fat: 32g, Saturated Fat: 26g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 0.01g, Cholesterol: 2mg, Sodium: 34mg, Potassium: 556mg, Fiber: 8g, Sugar: 19g, Vitamin A: 35IU, Vitamin C: 29mg, Calcium: 116mg, Iron: 4mg

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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