Orange Creamsicle Overnight Oats
Updated Aug 06, 2023
This post may contain affiliate links. See my disclosure policy.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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:
- Berry Baked Oatmeal
- Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats
- Easy Oatmeal Recipe
- Banana Oatmeal Cookies
- Chewy Chocolate Granola Bars
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.
Orange Creamsicle Overnight Oats
- Mason Jars (16-ounce) This is my favorite mason jar for meal-prepping overnight oats!
- 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).
- Add toppings. Top your orange creamsicle overnight oats with more oranges, sliced almonds, and a dollop of yogurt if you'd like!
- 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.
©Downshiftology. Content and photographs are copyright protected. Sharing of this recipe is both encouraged and appreciated. Copying and/or pasting full recipes to any social media is strictly prohibited.