Orange and Coconut Overnight Oats

Orange and Coconut Overnight Oats

Orange and Coconut Overnight Oats

Have a yogurt party, of course!

Yogurt Party!

Last Tuesday I realized that – despite making plenty of Halloween-themed recipes – I had no actual plans for Halloween. I’m too old to go trick-or-treating (unfortunately!), too cheap to buy tickets for any Halloween events, and boozy parties just aren’t my scene

After having friends and family people taste test all of the yogurts, I have some yogurt reviews for you. Plus, a recipe (which is a single-serving recipe, but can be easily doubled, tripled, etc.)

Orange and Coconut Overnight Oats

The yogurt flavors I received were:

Taste and Texture
Overall, everyone loved the yogurt! Even people who claimed they were ‘not yogurt people’ enjoyed eating bowls/containers of yogurt! Generally speaking, the fruit tasted surprisingly fresh and real, and the yogurt was a little tangy without being sour.

The 2% yogurt was much creamier than the fat-free, and therefore was tastier. But that’s hardly surprising.

The mango yogurt deserves a special mention as it was widely considered the favorite. This 2% yogurt was very creamy, and the fruit actually tasted like mango (always a plus)! A ‘Highly Recommended’ ribbon should also go to the coconut yogurt.

There was a slight dispute over the banana yogurt. Personally, I found the banana taste a little ‘artificial’ and too sweet (like a lot of banana-flavored foods). However, others enjoyed it a lot and a didn’t share my criticisms.

Then we come to the plain yogurt. Smooth and creamy? Definitely. Sour? Definitely! If you’re not used to (or don’t like) the tartness of plain Greek yogurt, then you probably won’t enjoy this yogurt by itself

However, the plain wins some brownie points because it has no added sugar. The flavored versions all contain sugar (except for the honey flavor, which – not surprisingly – contains honey instead).

Orange and Coconut Overnight Oats

These overnight oats are super creamy, spiked with citrus, and seriously easy to make!

For the overnight oats:
½ cup rolled oats
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 Chobani Coconut Greek yogurt*
⅓ cup milk, plus extra
1 orange, peeled and chopped

For the mix-ins:
1 – 2 tablespoons shredded coconut
2 tablespoon slivered almonds
1 – 2 tablespoons chopped dried apricots (or raisins)
In a large bowl or container, combine the rolled oats, vanilla extract and Greek yogurt and ⅓ cup milk. Add the chopped orange and mix until completely combined.
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap (or put the lid on the container) and leave in the fridge overnight.
In the morning, stir about three-quarters of the coconut, almonds and dried apricots into the overnight oats. If the oats are too solid/thick, mix in some more milk until it reaches your desired consistency.
Transfer the oats into a prettier bowl (optional), and top with the remaining mix-ins. Enjoy!
*Either a 5.3 oz container or a 140g ‘pouch’ is perfect. This is approximately equal to ½ cup of yogurt. If you cannot buy this yogurt, a vanilla or honey flavored yogurt would be the best alternative.