Creamy Orange Overnight Oats Recipe

Creamy orange overnight oats are here to rescue your morning routine. Easy to make, with only a few simple ingredients, it tastes like dessert and will nourish your body and soul. It is quick, delicious, and just the perfect breakfast for busy mornings.

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overnight oats served in a bowl with fresh orange pieces and roasted almonds

Orange Creamsicle Overnight Oats

Are you a fan of overnight oats? What is your favorite? Is it banana and peanut butter or chocolate and cinnamon overnight oats or perhaps it is pumpkin spice?

Whatever is your favorite you are in for a treat because these creamsicle overnight oats with orange flavor are not your everyday kind of oats. No, no, no! It is really more like a fancy dessert that you could actually have for breakfast every day if you wanted to. Why? Because it is nourishing and is done in 5 minutes the night before. Just open your fridge in the morning and dig in.

Reasons to love this recipe

  • Quick and easy. 5 minutes it all is needed to make this delicious breakfast.
  • Meal prep recipe. A great breakfast to make ahead to free up some much-needed time in the morning.
  • Budget-friendly. Thanks to the short ingredients list, this recipe won’t break the bank.
  • Family-friendly. Make a large bowl of overnight oats and feed the whole family. I promise you young and old will love it.
  • Perfect brunch idea. If you have friends or family coming to brunch on Sunday morning and you have absolutely no time to cook, these overnight oats are THE perfect solution. Whip them up the night before, refrigerate and they will be absolutely perfect the next morning, ready to impress.
orange overnight oats in mason jar

Ingredients for orange creamsicle overnight oats?

The list of ingredients is rather short, only a few wholesome ingredients are all you need to whip this delicious breakfast. Let’s have a look at what is required:

  • Oats: To make overnight oats you obviously need some oats! What oats to use depends on your preferences. You can use old-fashioned oats for a chunkier texture, or use quick-cooking oats for smooth consistency. I don’t recommend using steel cut oats as I found they don’t work as well. 
  • Milk: Any non-dairy milk will work in this recipe; macadamia milk, oat milk, coconut milk, or almond milk, which is my favorite.
  • Yogurt: I use Greek yogurt in this recipe because my boys don’t like the taste of coconut yogurt, but if I make it for myself I would opt for coconut yogurt to make it vegan.
  • Toasted almonds and coconut flakes: This is what makes these oats so special. The crunch from toasted nuts and coconut flakes is essential to this recipe.
  • Pure maple syrup: Maple syrup is our choice of sweetener. It is very versatile and unlike honey, it is very easy to incorporate into anything and it doesn’t need a long time to dissolve. It is also very neutral in taste. Some people suggest that the sweetness of the oats is enough, but this statement is clearly not true for our family 😉 
  • Fresh orange and orange zest: I recommend that you use organic oranges in this recipe because you need orange zest. If organic oranges aren’t available, look for the unwaxed variety. If this is a problem too, use regular oranges, but leave the zest out. 
  • Orange juice: Freshly squeezed if possible.
  • Orange segments: See my tutorial on how to cut an orange into segments if you don’t know how.
ingredients needed to male orange overnight oats

Find the full list of ingredients in the recipe card below👇

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are like me following a gluten-free diet always opt for the certified gluten-free variety. I am personally fine with organic oats, they don’t cause me any trouble, but if your celiac disease is severe, please make sure your oats are certified gluten-free.

How to make orange overnight oats

Making overnight oats is a meal prep. There is no way around it, it is a meal prep recipe and not an instant breakfast. The good news is though that all you need to do is mix the oats, milk, yogurt, and maple syrup, add orange segments, and toasted almonds and coconut flakes.

Now refrigerate it overnight and serve in the morning. I think it looks especially cute served in a mason jar. See the step-by-step instructions in the recipe card below 👇 

Variations

  • Chia Seeds: Incorporate chia seeds for added texture and nutrition in your overnight oats.
  • Dried Cranberries: Add dried cranberries to make cranberry orange overnight oats.
  • Blood Oranges: Squeeze the zesty juice of blood oranges into your mixture for a refreshing bitter kick.
  • Vanilla Yogurt: Swap Greek yogurt for vanilla yogurt if you like, just be aware of the sugar content.
overnight oats with orange pieces in a mason jar

How to store overnight oats?

Orange overnight oats can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for 3-4 days, which makes them a perfect quick breakfast. You can add some more fresh orange slices if you like.

Can you freeze overnight oats?

Yes, you can freeze overnight oats for up to 3 months in a freezer-safe container. Defrost them overnight in a fridge and enjoy a great breakfast in the morning.

FAQ

How long does it take for overnight oats to be ready? 

It will take at least 2 hours for the oats to soak properly. However, I would recommend soaking them overnight for best results.

Can you make overnight oats with instant oatmeal?

Yes, you can. In fact, I am a huge fan of using instant or quick oats in this recipe. It makes the oast so truly creamsicle.

How long do overnight oats last in the fridge?

The overnight oats will stay fresh when refrigerated in an airtight container for 3-4 days.

Are overnight oats gluten-free?

Overnight oats are gluten-free if you choose certified gluten-free oats.

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creamy overnight oats in a bowl with oranges and nuts

Creamy Orange Overnight Oats Recipe

Elena Elliott
These amazing almond and orange overnight oats are creamy, delicious, and easy-to-make. Taste like dessert that is actually really good for you!
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Refrigerate 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine International
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 4 tbsp slivered almonds
  • 4 tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 cup gluten-free quick-cooking oats
  • 4 teaspoons of maple syrup
  • 8 tbsp of greek yogurt
  • 1 1/2 cup of milk I used Nutty Bruce Almond Milk
  • orange zest of one unwaxed orange
  • 4 tbsp of freshly squeezed orange juice

Instructions
 

  • Gently toast the slivered almonds and coconut flakes in a frying pan on medium-low heat until lightly golden. 
  • Segment an orange and cut into bite-sized pieces.
  • Mix all the ingredients in a large mason jar or any other container. Add orange segments and mix gently without squashinf the oranges.
  • Cover the oats mix with an air-tight lid and refrigerate overnight. 
  • Serve with some fresh orange pieces and some extra almonds and coconut flakes.

Notes

If you don’t know how to cut an orange into segments, see my tutorial on how to cut an orange into segments. 
This recipe is adapted from Gwyneth Paltrow’s book It’s all easy

Nutrtion:
Calories 1528 Total Fat 87 g Saturated Fat 17 g |  Cholesterol 6 mg | Sodium 267 mg | Potassium 1397 mg  |  Carbohydrate 146 g  |  Dietary Fiber 29 g  |  Sugars 49 g  |  Protein 53 g  |  Vitamin C 101 %  |  Calcium 45 %  |  Iron 47 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

 
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