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This Orange Cranberry Overnight Oats recipe is the best make-ahead breakfast. It’s creamy (without any dairy) and bursting with seasonal orange, cranberry and pecan flavor. This vegan-friendly and gluten-free overnight oats recipe packs a lot of fiber into your breakfast to leave you satisfied all morning long!
Orange Cranberry Overnight Oats
This Orange and Cranberry Overnight Oats recipe is the perfect start to the day, made the night before! It’s slightly sweet, full of fiber and bursting with seasonal fall flavor thanks to the cranberries and orange. Overnight oats couldn’t be easier to make. You simple place all of the ingredients in a jar, mix it up with a spoon and it’s ready to go the next morning. The oatmeal tastes so creamy without ever adding any dairy at all! Plus, it takes 5 minutes to throw together!
- Rolled Oats
- Milk (dairy-free or dairy)
- Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
- Orange Zest
- Chia Seeds
- Dried cranberries
- Vanilla Extract
What Type of Milk to Use
You can use any milk to you typically enjoy! We’ve tried this with almond milk, oat milk, boxed coconut milk and regular diary milk. If you are using canned coconut milk you may need to cut it with water, otherwise it will be too thick. We’ve also tried this with greek yogurt as well, though that too is quite thick so we suggest adding in a bit of water to thin it out.
How Do You Make Overnight Oats?
It’s so super simple to make overnight oats! Simply measure out the oats, milk of choice and additional flavors and place in a mason jar. Give it a shake and close it up and place in the refrigerator. You can leave it to sit overnight, as the name suggests, but really it is ready to consume after about 3 hours.
Do you eat overnight oats hot or cold?
Overnight oats are a great and easy on-the-go breakfast! Grab it out of the fridge, cold or if you really want to heat it up place it in a small pan and warm it up with a little extra almond milk on low heat (or in the microwave if you use one).
What type of oats do you use for overnight oats?
We recommend using gluten-free rolled oats for this recipe. You can use quick oats, but they might have a slightly softer texture when compared to old-fashioned rolled oats.
How long can you keep overnight oats in the refrigerator?
I keep my overnight oats for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.
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Orange Cranberry Overnight Oats
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 3/4 cup milk of choice
- ¼ cup fresh squeezed orange juice
- 1 teaspoon orange zest
- 2 teaspoons chia seed
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons chopped pecans optional
- Place all ingredients into a jar and mix well to combine.
- Place in the refrigerator, covered, for at least 3 hours or overnight. Serve cold with garnish of choice.
I can’t do orange juice, is there anything else I could sub for it?
This was very good. I added cinnamon, nutmeg and a pinch of salt. I also used fresh cranberries that I roasted in the oven in a dish with a little water at 400 for about 10 minutes – until softened.
Is here a chia seed you would recommend to use?
Like a brand?
What size jar do you suggest?
Thanks Lexi for all you do, we celiac need all the help we can get, Thanks Susan
Delicious and super easy to make! I was able to split the oats into multiple servings, not just one. Also very easy to double the recipe.