Chocolate Orange Overnight Oats

Start your day with these easy-to-make Chocolate Orange Overnight Oats! Packed with the goodness of oranges and chocolate, these oats are a delicious and nutritious way to fuel your morning. Made ahead of time, so you can grab it and go on your way out the door. Plus, you can customize them to your liking and add your favorite toppings or mix-ins.

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chocolate orange overnight oats in a glass jar.

Chocolate Orange Overnight Oats

If you’re tired of the same old boring oatmeal and plain overnight oats, these Chocolate Orange Overnight Oats are a game-changer. The unexpected yet delicious blend of citrus and chocolate will play with your taste buds and make breakfast feel like a special occasion. The best part is that they’re incredibly easy to make, requiring just a few simple ingredients and no cooking. It’s a win-win for your taste buds and your busy schedule.

Chocolate Orange Overnight Oats Ingredients

Chocolate orange overnight oats ingredients.

Ingredient Notes

  • Milk. Almond milk is the perfect milk for these overnight oats, as the acidity of orange juice can sometimes react with dairy milk.
  • Orange juice. Use freshly squeezed juice if possible.
  • Oats: For this recipe, I love using rolled oats. If you’re following a gluten-free diet like me, look for certified gluten-free oats or wheat-free oats in Australia.

Substitutions and variations

  • Milk: Feel free to use any non-dairy milk you prefer. Almond milk, oat milk, or soy milk would all work well in this recipe.
  • Oats: For quicker and creamier overnight oats, try using quick-cooking oats.
  • Yogurt (Optional): Add a dollop of plain Greek yogurt for extra creaminess and a protein boost.
  • Sweetener: You can substitute maple syrup with honey, agave nectar, or any other sweetener of your choice.
chocolate overnight oats served with fresh raspberries.

How To Make Overnight Oats?

dry ingredients for chocolate overnight oats in a white bowl.

Step 1: In a large jar or mixing bowl, combine the oats, chia seeds, cinnamon, and cacao powder.

pouring milk into the white bowl with dry ingredients.

Step 2: Add the almond milk, maple syrup, and orange juice.

chocolate orange oats in a white bowl.

Step 3: Stir thoroughly to ensure all ingredients are evenly distributed, paying special attention to the chia seeds so they don’t clump together.

chocolate orange overnight oats in a Masson jar.

Step 4: Pour the mixture into an airtight container or a mason jar. Seal tightly and refrigerate overnight, or for at least 2 hours if using quick-cooking oats.

Step 5: In the morning, give your oats a good stir and enjoy as is, or top with your favorite toppings like fresh fruit, nuts, or seeds.

Expert Tips:

The general rule of thumb for overnight oats is a 1:1 ratio of milk to oats. However, your ideal consistency might vary depending on your preferences. If you like your oats creamier, add a splash more milk. If you prefer them thicker, use a little less. You can always adjust the amount of milk after the oats have soaked overnight.

Recipe FAQ

Are these overnight oats vegan?

Yes, these chocolate overnight oats are vegan. It is made with almond milk instead of dairy milk and thanks to the chia seeds, it doesn’t require yogurt.

Do you eat overnight oats hot or cold?

Usually, overnight oats are enjoyed cold straight out of the fridge. However, if you like your oats warm you can easily do it by microwaving them for 30-40 seconds or warming them up in a small saucepan on the stove.

Can I make chocolate overnight oats with chocolate milk?

Absolutely! Simply replace the almond milk in your recipe with an equal amount of chocolate milk. If you’re using sweetened chocolate milk, reduce the amount of maple syrup in the recipe to avoid making the oats overly sweet.

❄️ How to Store Chocolate Orange Overnight Oats


Use an airtight container or a mason jar with a tight-fitting lid to prevent the oats from absorbing any odors in the refrigerator and help maintain their texture. Store your overnight oats in the fridge for up to 5 days. The oats will continue to soften over time, so if you prefer a firmer texture, enjoy them within the first 2-3 days.


If your oats seem a bit dry after storage, simply stir in a splash of milk or yogurt to restore their creamy consistency. Serve with your favorite toppings and enjoy.

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chocolate orange overnight oats in a Masson jar.

Chocolate Orange Overnight Oats

Elena Elliott
Your morning is just about to become 100% healthier and better. Add these delicious chocolate overnight oats with chia seeds and cinnamon to your morning routine for a better start to the day!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine German
Servings 4 serves


  • 1 cup gluten-free quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon double it if you love cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoon raw cacao
  • 2 cups almond milk or any other milk of your choice
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 4 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice, appropriately ½ an orange
  • 4 tablespoons chia seeds


  • In a large jar or bowl, mix the oats, chia seeds, cinnamon, and cacao powder.
  • Pour in the almond milk, maple syrup, and orange juice.
  • Stir well to combine, ensuring the chia seeds are evenly distributed.
  • Cover the jar or bowl and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or preferably overnight.
  • In the morning, stir the oats and add your desired toppings. Enjoy!


  • Adjust the amount of sweetener to your taste preference.
  • Add a dollop of Greek yogurt for extra creaminess and protein.
  • Experiment with different toppings like chopped nuts, fresh fruit, or granola.
  • Double or triple the recipe for meal prep throughout the week.
Keyword chocolate overnight oats, Overnight oats
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