Taro Overnight Oats

Jump-start your breakfast routine with Taro Overnight Oats, a fusion of two popular ingredients worldwide -- taro and oats. This creamy concoction has a blend of sweet, nutty, and starchy flavors that borders on dessert deliciousness.

Why we love taro: Taro is not just delicious, it is a nutritional powerhouse too. Packed with immune-boosting properties, taro also helps regular sugar levels and is rich in essential vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, vitamin B6, vitamin E, manganese, potassium, copper, phosphorus, folate, and more.

Why we love oatmeal: Oatmeal is not only delicious and versatile, but also offers numerous health benefits. It helps lower bad cholesterol (LDL) and blood sugar levels, thanks to its high-fiber content. Additionally, oatmeal contains avenanthramides, compounds known for their anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-itch and antiatherogenic effects properties. Plus, it promotes a healthy gut microbiome, which is crucial for immune health.

About the ingredients for Taro Overnight Oats

  • Rolled oats – Any variety works, but quick oats offer a finer texture that is easier to chew.
  • Taro – Both taro and malanga roots can be used interchangeably in this recipe. For how to cook taro/malanga using the instant pot or by boiling, visit this link.
  • Seeds – Choose from flax seeds, chia seeds, hemp hearts or other healthy additions.
  • Garnishes of choice – The options are endless--think fruits, nuts, nut butter, coconut flakes, white chocolate chips, spices, vanilla extract, jam, protein powder, coffee, ube powder, and more.
  • Milk – Use any variety, whether dairy or dairy-free. Other unique combinations include green tea combined with milk or Greek yogurt mixed with milk.
  • Sweetener – Honey or brown sugar adds a touch of sweetness, but customize with your preferred syrup, sugar or substitutes.

Serves: 1
Prep Time: 10 minutes – Cooking Time: n/a minutes – Total Time: 10 minutes

Helpful equipment

  • Immersion blender or blender
  • Metal mixing bowl
  • Jar(s)


  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 2 tsp honey or brown sugar/substitute to taste
  • 1/3 cup loosely packed, mashed, cooked taro
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice (or 1/4 cup milk + 1/4 cup tea, or 3 tbsp. Greek yogurt + 6 tbsp. milk)
  • 1/4 tsp flax seed or chia seeds
  • Garnishes of choice: fruits, nuts, nut butter, coconut flakes, chocolate chips, spices, vanilla extract, jam, protein powder, coffee, ube powder, etc.


Step 1
(Optional) In a metal mixing bowl, add milk and taro. Blend until smooth using an immersion blender.

Step 2
In a cup or jar, add all ingredients, including the blended milk and taro mixture. If necessary, add more milk to ensure the ingredients are well covered and the surface is smooth.

Step 3
Stir and mix the cup/jar contents thoroughly.

Step 4
Cap or cover the cup/jar with plastic wrap and refrigerate from 3 hours to no more than 2 days.

Step 5
When ready to enjoy, uncover and garnish with your desired toppings. Top off with more milk if the overnight oats mixture is too thick.

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