Pina Colada Chia Overnight Oats
Pina Colada Chia Overnight Oats are creamy overnight oats with chia seeds, coconut, Greek yogurt, and plenty of fresh pineapple. They’re easy, delicious, and will make breakfast feel like a tropical getaway!
If you like pina coladas….have I got the breakfast for you! You thought I was going to sing, didn’t you? I’d be lying if I told you that I didn’t hear that song in my head every time I enjoy a pina colada….or these Pina Colada Chia 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 pina 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).
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 pina 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 finally added Greek yogurt to my oats to make them even creamier with a protein boost on top of it, but that’s totally optional. If you’re lactose intolerant or vegan, leave the yogurt out and your good to go.
When I made these I added the chopped fresh pineapple to the oats and left it 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 pina colada or anywhere else!
These Pina Colada Chia Overnight Oats will have you singing “if you like pina 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. 🙂
More delicious overnight oats recipes!
Carrot Cake Overnight Oats by The Seasoned Mom
Gluten Free Cinnamon Roll Overnight Oats by Food Faith Fitness
Strawberry Chia Overnight Oats by Kristine’s Kitchen
- 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats*
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 2½ cups coconut milk or the milk of your choice
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt (I used 2%)*
- 1 cup chopped fresh pineapple (crushed pineapple may be substituted)
- ½ cup sweetened shredded coconut
- Place the oats, chia seeds, maple syrup and milk in a medium bowl and stir to combine. Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator overnight.
- Remove the plastic wrap the next day and stir in the Greek yogurt, pineapple, and coconut. Top with more coconut and pineapple if desired. Serve and enjoy!
To make these vegan or dairy free, simply omit the Greek yogurt.
I found that just a bit of maple syrup plus the juicy pineapple made these oats plenty sweet for me. If you like things sweeter, you can use sweetened vanilla yogurt or add more maple syrup!
I added the pineapple to the oats and it was extremely sour the next day, so my advice is not to add the pineapple until just before serving!
Recipe by Flavor the Moments.