Orange Creamsicle Overnight Oats


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Orange creamsicle overnight oats will instantly brighten up your mornings. It’s my original recipe blend of rolled oats, milk, yogurt, chia seeds, and maple syrup — but with a fresh and sweet citrus touch. Grab a few jars, stir it all up, let it sit in the fridge overnight, and breakfast is prepped for the week!

Orange creamsicle overnight oats in a mason jar

Meal prepping overnight oats has become a staple in my breakfast routine when I need something quick and filling. And if you’re in the same boat, there’s no doubt you’ll love this orange creamsicle version that’s creamy, dreamy, and citrusy.

The wonderful thing about overnight oats is that the topping ideas are virtually endless, so have fun with seasonal fruit like mandarin oranges. Bags of “cuties” at the market are little powerhouses of nutrients, they’re naturally sweet, and they’re easy to peel. And bonus – with leftover “cuties” you can alternate these overnight oats with my mandarin breakfast smoothie!

Ingredients for orange overnight oats

Orange Creamsicle Overnight Oats Recipe Ingredients

Similar to all of my other overnight oats recipes, this version is loaded with healthy ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need.

  • Rolled oats: Use old-fashioned rolled oats for the best chunky texture. I use Bob’s Red Mill certified gluten-free rolled oats.
  • Milk: Since this recipe mimics a creamsicle flavor, using a creamy dairy or dairy-free milk will taste extra delicious. I personally love to use oat milk, cashew milk, or macadamia milk.
  • Yogurt: Greek yogurt is my go-to for extra creaminess, protein, and a tangy touch.
  • Fruit: While you can use any variety of oranges, I love mandarin oranges as they’re extra sweet.
  • Chia Seeds: Chia seeds help to make overnight oats even thicker and come with added health benefits.
  • Maple Syrup: Maple syrup or honey are my top choices for natural sweeteners. Use what works for you and adjust the amount to your liking.
  • Vanilla extract: Just a splash enhances the overall sweetness for that perfect creamsicle flavor!

Find the printable recipe with measurements below.

How To Make Orange Creamsicle Overnight Oats

Stir everything together. Add the rolled oats, almond milk, yogurt, mandarin oranges (juice and pieces), chia seeds, maple syrup, and vanilla into a sealable jar or bowl (I love to use mason jars which I’ve linked in the recipe notes below). Stir until everything is mixed well.

Adding orange creamsicle overnight oats ingredients into a jar

Let it soak. Pop the jar in the fridge for at least 2 hours. But it’s best to soak overnight for the best texture.

Stirring orange overnight oats in a jar

Add toppings. You don’t have to add toppings. But for me, that’s the best part about overnight oats. For this version, I like to add freshly chopped oranges, sliced almonds, and a dollop of Greek yogurt!

The top of an orange overnight oats jar

Storage Tips

This recipe makes just one serving per jar or container. But you could also double (or triple) it to make a bigger batch stored in a large bowl. Here are a few ways to store it.

  • To Store: I cannot emphasize how amazing overnight oats are for meal prep! With the oranges mixed in, it will keep for 3 to 4 days. 
  • For Freezing: Did you know you can freeze this for up to 3 months? Just make sure you have a freezer-safe jar to use.

More Oat Recipes

A bag of rolled oats goes a long way! If you’re in need of more recipe ideas, here are some of my favorites:

I hope you enjoy this orange creamsicle overnight oats recipe as much as I do! Once you make it, let me know your thoughts in the comment box below.

A mason jar of overnight oats

Orange Creamsicle Overnight Oats

5 from 16 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Chill Time: 8 hours
Total: 8 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Author: Lisa Bryan


This orange creamsicle overnight oats recipe is the best breakfast meal prep with oats, milk, yogurt, chia seeds, sweetener, and a citrus touch!



Toppings (optional)

  • mandarin orange sections, sliced almonds, dollop of yogurt


  • Stir ingredients and soak overnight. In a sealable jar or bowl, add the rolled oats, almond milk, yogurt, mandarin oranges (juice and pieces), chia seeds, maple syrup, and vanilla. Give it a stir until it's well combined. Then let it soak in the fridge for at least 2 hours (but it's best to soak overnight for 8 hours).
    Mixing orange creamsicle overnight oats in a jar
  • Add toppings. Top your orange creamsicle overnight oats with more oranges, sliced almonds, and a dollop of yogurt if you'd like!
    A jar of orange overnight oats

Lisa’s Tips

  • Overnight oats will expand about 10 to 15% – so it’s best to not overfill the container. 
  • If you make a large batch in a bowl, once it’s set and thickened overnight scoop out about 1 ½ cup for a single serving.


Calories: 413kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 190mg | Potassium: 606mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 1207IU | Vitamin C: 47mg | Calcium: 389mg | Iron: 3mg
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: orange creamsicle overnight oats, orange overnight oats
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Lisa is a bestselling cookbook author, recipe developer, and YouTuber (with over 2.5 million subscribers) living in sunny Southern California. She started Downshiftology in 2014, and is passionate about making healthy food with fresh, simple and seasonal ingredients.

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  1. Made this recipe from your book. Yummy! My husband enjoys them too. Great to grab on the way out the door and so many variations you can make to suit every one’s tastes. And so easy to put together!5 stars

  2. Hello! Can I use store bought orange juice instead of juicing a mandarin? If yes, how many tbsp/cups do you recommend? Thank you :)

  3. Hello Lisa! Your site was recommended to me by a dietitian. I’m now a real fan and I’m always looking forward to the next recipe I can try. These overnight oats are incredibly delicious. My 9 year old daughter loves them too. Thank you so much for all the inspiration, the great recipes and also the great book (Meal Prep). Kind regards from Austria/Europe
    Dagmar5 stars

  4. What can I use instead of chia seeds, I am not allowed any type of seeds. Do I just skip or is there a switchout. Many thanks !

  5. I love this overnight oats recipe. I never had used oranges with oats before but this is delicious and something I looked forward to eating in the morning!5 stars

  6. Just like an Orange Creamsicle! One of my favorite overnight oats now! I zested the mandarin for an extra punch of flavor. Soooo good. Definitely a repeat recipe.5 stars

  7. Perfect blend of flavors and textures and a nice treat to start your morning! Super easy to put together the night before – so good! Thank you for sharing with us :)5 stars

  8. OMG, this is my new favorite overnight oat recipe!! Step aside blueberries. I couldn’t wait to try it in the morning! Absolutely love the fresh combination. Thanks Lisa!! 5 stars

  9. Excellent breakfast. It was so filling and a good sized portion too. I did opt for artificial sweetener over the maple syrup but it was still really good.5 stars

  10. Just a great recipe. I used my hemp milk and my homemade yogurt. Thank you so much, just a great idea. 5 stars

  11. I made the orange pistachio overnight oats thinking I wasn’t sure about the combination and WOW! They are a new family favorite! I am looking forward to trying this variation and still probably I’ll add the pistachios. Perfect combo!5 stars

  12. It’s as delicious as it sounds. This is my new favorite Overnight Oats. Thanks for sharing recipe.
    Mercedes Cunningham5 stars

  13. This sounds amazing and can’t wait to try it! :)

    Without any extra added after soaking this recipe should be freezer friendly, right?

      1. I love trying overnight oat recipes that align with what is in the house; this time it was the Mandarin oranges. This is real good with cocoa powder mixed in. I like a thicker texture so I happened to use half the milk.5 stars

  14. I love this idea! Orange creamsicle oats sound delicious! Does it have to be plain greek yogurt or can I use vanilla?

  15. Lisa-this new recipe could not have come to my inbox on a more perfect day! We just moved and have next to no food in the house, and our grocery delivery for tonight was delayed…BUT I had the ingredients to make one serving of this for tomorrow! I literally had exactly 1/2 cup of oats 🙌🏼 No mandarins but I subbed a normal orange (juiced half and chopped half). I subbed vanilla yogurt for the Greek yogurt, vanilla and maple syrup. It tasted good unsoaked so I’m giving it 5 stars 😆 thoroughly looking forward to breakfast in the morning! Thank you SO much! 🧡🍊5 stars