Orange Cranberry Overnight Oats

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!

Bowl of overnight oats with cranberries and orangeOrange 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!

Ingredients Needed

  • Rolled Oats
  • Milk (dairy-free or dairy)
  • Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
  • Orange Zest
  • Pecans
  • Chia Seeds
  • Dried cranberries
  • Honey
  • Vanilla Extract

Pouring milk into overnight oats

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).

Orange Overnight Oats with cranberries

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. 

A bowl of cranberry overnight oats

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Orange Cranberry Overnight Oats

Prep Time 00:05 Inactive Time 03:00 Total Time 03:05 Serves 1

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients into a jar and mix well to combine.
  2. Place in the refrigerator, covered, for at least 3 hours or overnight. Serve cold with garnish of choice.

Recipe Notes

  1. If desired, add more almond milk before serving, but this is the amount we prefer.
  2. Store in the refrigerator for 3 days.
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Strawberry and Cream Overnight Oats (Gluten-Free & Vegan)

These Strawberry and Cream Overnight Oats are bursting with strawberry flavor and super creamy without actually having any cream. They are rich in fiber with an added dose of healthy fats and antioxidants thanks to the chia seed to help fuel you for the morning. This dairy-free overnight oats recipe is quick to make and you can make a few batches so you can grab and go on your way out the door in the morning. Vegan and gluten-free, and the perfect egg-free breakfast!

Strawberry and Cream Overnight Oats

Strawberry and Cream Overnight Oats

This Strawberry and Cream Overnight Oats recipe is just what you want to start your day with! You all have been loving our oat recipes and I think this one will be no exception: It’s slightly sweet, full of fiber and bursting with flavor. We love to use freeze dried strawberries because their flavor is concentrated and they last longer than fresh strawberries for make-ahead breakfasts. This oatmeal tastes so creamy without ever adding any dairy at all! Plus, it takes 5 minutes to throw together!

Vegan Overnight Oats

Where can I find freeze dried fruit?

Freeze dried fruit is now commonly found in most grocery stores. Make sure to read the label to check that the only ingredient listed is the actual fruit and does not include any additives. We love the 365 brand of them at Whole Foods.

Freeze Dried Strawberries

Overnight Oats FAQ’s

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, top with toppings and enjoy!

Can you make overnight oats with milk?

I use dairy-free milk, like almond milk or cashew milk! You can use any milk you’d like.

How long can you keep overnight oats in the refrigerator?

I keep my overnight oats for up to 3 day in the refrigerator. If it has fresh fruit it will keep for 1 day.

Can you make overnight oatmeal without chia seeds?

Of course. I love the texture they add, and the nutrients, but they’re totally optional!

What kind of oats are used for overnight oats?

I use gluten-free raw rolled oats. You won’t want to use quick cooking oats!

Healthy Overnight Oats

Want to try another overnight oats recipe? Try my popular Golden Milk Latte Overnight Oats!

Strawberry and Cream Overnight Oats

Prep Time 00:05 Total Time 03:05 Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 1 cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1 cup milk of choice: almond, coconut, oat, etc (see note)
  • 2 teaspoons chia seed
  • 1/4 cup freeze dried strawberries, divided
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Fresh strawberries, for garnish

Directions

  1. Pulverize half of strawberries to a powder either using your fingers, or placing them in a bag and using a rolling pin to crush them.
  2. Place all ingredients into a jar and mix well to combine.
  3. Place in the refrigerator, covered, for at least 3 hours or overnight. Serve cold with fresh sliced strawberries, or topping of choice.

Recipe Notes

  1. You may add bit more milk to oats when serving depending on your preference, but this is the amount we preferred.
  2. Keep in your refrigerator about 3 days.
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Golden Milk Latte Overnight Oats (with Collagen!)

These Golden Milk Latte Overnight Oats are the perfect make ahead breakfast that is hearty, nutrient-dense, and delicious! They require absolutely no cooking and make for a perfect anti-inflammatory overnight oats recipe. Made in partnership with Vital Proteins.

Golden Milk Latte Overnight Oats   

Golden Milk Latte Overnight Oats

5 Sneaky Ways To Get Your Collagen Protein In:

  1. Coffee or tea
  2. Overnight oats or chia pudding
  3. Soups/Stews
  4. Smoothies
  5. In baked goods

Golden Milk Latte Overnight Oats

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Overnight oats ingredients

How to make overnight oats

Anti-inflammatory overnight oats

I don’t eat oats that often, and when I do, I do it right! They are the star in my famous granola recipe, and are the star of the show in this overnight oat recipe, too! Garnish with your favorite fresh fruit and enjoy! A perfect on-the-go breakfast that you can make ahead and have in the fridge all week long!

Healthy turmeric overnight oats

Overnight Oats FAQ’s

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, top with toppings and enjoy!

Can you make overnight oats with milk?

I use dairy-free milk, like almond milk or cashew milk! You can use any milk you’d like.

How long can you keep overnight oats in the refrigerator?

I keep my overnight oats for up to 3 day in the refrigerator. If it has fresh fruit it will keep for 1 day.

Can you make overnight oatmeal without chia seeds?

Of course. I love the texture they add, and the nutrients, but they’re totally optional!

What kind of oats are used for overnight oats?

I use gluten-free raw rolled oats. You won’t want to use quick cooking oats!

Golden Milk Latte Overnight Oats with berries

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Golden Milk Latte Overnight Oats

Prep Time 00:05 Inactive Time 03:00 Total Time 03:05 Yields 1 jar

Ingredients

Ingredients:

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients into a jar and mix well to combine.
  2. Place in the refrigerator, covered, for at least 3 hours or overnight. Serve cold with toppings of choice!

Recipe Notes

  • Store in the refrigerator for 3-4 days
  • Depending on how thick you like your overnight oats, you may add a splash of milk of choice before serving.
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