Orange, Coconut & Vanilla Overnight Oats

Delicious and healthy, this easy Overnight Oats recipe with orange, coconut and vanilla is sure to put a spring in your step in the morning!

orange coconut vanilla overnight oats We are massive overnight oats fans in my house. Every since I started making this Cocoa Banana Overnight Oats last year my fussy eater asks for it at least once a week. And it seems like we’re not that only ones loving it as it was my top most viewed recipe in 2014! I’ve had a few requests for some more overnight oats recipe so here’s my latest concoction… Orange, Coconut & Vanilla!

If you are new to overnight oats then I really urge you to give them a try. As with most people, mornings tend to be pretty hectic here and it really takes some of the stress away knowing that breakfast is already prepared and ready to go. And they don’t require lots of prep the night before either. The ingredients can literally be thrown together in a couple of minutes. If the thought of cold oats in winter is unappealing then don’t worry, they can easily be warmed up in the microwave.

orange coconut vanilla overnight oats Before I share the recipe I have a few quick notes:

  • My measurements are in cups simply because there’s no need for exact precision with overnight oats. The basic recipe is 1 part oats to 1 part liquid. You can alter the milk/yogurt ratio to your liking. Use any cup or mug you wish, as long as you measure both the oats and liquid with the same mug.
  • For a vegan version, swap the milk and yogurt for 2 cups of coconut milk.
  • The recipe calls for rolled oats which is your basic packet of oats or porridge that you’ll find in a supermaket or shop. I haven’t tried this recipe with steel cut oats or those packet of instant oats so I cannot tell you if those would work just as well.
  • You don’t have to finish your oats off with toppings but I find something slightly crunchy like nuts or maybe some chopped fruit really compliments the soft oats.

orange coconut vanilla overnight oats Health wise these overnight oats make a great breakfast for adults and kids alike. The carbs in the oats are slow releasing, providing sustained energy throughout the morning while the fats and protein will help keep you full (I always use full fat milk and yogurt).

So have I convinced you to give them a try yet?

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Delicious and healthy, this easy Overnight Oats recipe, with orange, coconut and vanilla, is sure to put a spring in your step in the morning!
Serves: 2
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1.5 cups milk (dairy or non dairy)
  • 0.5 cups plain yogurt
  • 1 tbsp desiccated coconut
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • zest and juice of 1 clementine or mandarin
  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl or jar and place in the fridge overnight or for at least 1 hour.
  2. When you are ready to tuck in, remove from the fridge and top the oats with any toppings of your choice. The oats can be eaten cold or warmed in the microwave for 30 - 60 seconds.
  3. The oats will keep in the fridge covered for 2-3 days.
For a vegan version replace the milk and yogurt with 2 cups of coconut milk.

If you like your oats a little sweet add some honey or maple syrup either before refrigerating or when you serve.

If you like this recipe you may also like:

Cocoa Banana Overnight Oats

Cocoa Banana Overnight Oats

and Strawberry Shortcake Overnight Oats

Strawberry Shortcake Overnight Oats




  1. Heather says

    Hi Ciara
    Found my way here. (ig heather_ladyh) I’m thinking tomorrow tinned peaches and a dash of the juice they come in. Not syrup, with a sprinkle of slithered almonds!
    I used 1/3 cup measures today with fruit etc my fitness app, just short of 300kcsls.
    I’ve lost 15lbs since Cmas + how great to be eating so well… Im doing my idea for lunch for my friend and I.. She won’t know what’s hit her lol… Bea
    ts soup Xx ????

  2. Cynde Gaiser says

    It was frustrating to print your recipes because there are so many video ads running everything took so much time to buffer. I really have no interest in “Ending a relationship” which is what one of the most prominent ads was about, all I wanted to do was print your recipes. It took 30 min. to print three, now that I have them I am looking forward to trying them.

    • Ciara Attwell says

      Hi Cynde, thank you so much for visiting my page and trying out my recipes. I really do apologise for how frustrating those video ads were for you. I am unhappy with them to and I’m currently in the process of changing my ad network for this very reason.

  3. Kara says

    I just put my batch in the refrigerator! I changed it up a bit and made an additional batch with my own spin! I used toasted coconut greek yogurt and vanilla almond in this recipe. I also threw together one with banana cream greek yogurt, some fresh crushed pineapple and juice, and some cocoa powder!!! I can’t wait to try them in the morning!!

  4. Sandy says

    Thank-you for the recipe it looks delicious!

    On Steel Cut Oats: When I first started making overnight oatmeal I read a recipe wrong and picked up steel cut oats (when they had said NOT to use steel cut oats). Using steel cut oats gives you a very chewy texture so I don’t recommend using them.

  5. Tiffany says

    The desiccated coconut in this recipe – is it sweetened or unsweetened? I didn’t even know what desiccated coconut was until I came across your recipe…when I looked it up it says there is both sweetened and unsweetened and using the wrong one can be a huge mistake, either making the recipe too sweet or too bitter, so I want to make sure I order the right kind. Thanks!

  6. Cheri Kuhn-Hagerman says

    I am so looking forward to trying these. I will be using gluten free oats & lactose free milk, however, as my daughter & I can have neither gluten nor lactose. I hope it still turns out. :-)

    • Ciara Attwell says

      Hi Michelle, I don’t count calories so I don’t calculate them for my recipes. No judgement, it’s just a decision personal to me. But if you input the ingredients into an online calorie tracker you will easily be able to calculate them!

    • Hunter says

      Michelle, I just calculated it and added it on MyFitnessPal. Using normal oats, almond milk, and plain Chobani Greek yogurt.. the entire thing totals to 735 calories. I did this before I even read your comment as I am counting calories too! Thank you, Ciara Attwell, for this delclious recipe! It’s saved in MyFitnessPal under “MyFussyEater”! (:

  7. Thurka says

    Hey, looks very awesome the coconut oats recipe. But one question I have. Do I have to mix all Ingredients in a bowl or do I have to use a food processor?

  8. Fiona says

    I love this recipe! I’ve made it twice already and it’s in the fridge again for tomorrow. I love how it’s naturally sweetened with vanilla and orange. I make half the recipe and it’s enough for me and my baby to share for breakfast.

  9. Honest mum says

    So stunning and I really must try this-I’ve never soaked oats overnight and looking at this, I’m missing out! Love dessicated coconut on everything! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

  10. Chloe @ The Loveliest Food says

    Hmm this looks delicious (gorgeous photo’s) and love the idea of freshening it up with orange! I find breakfast the hardest meal of the day so I’m always grateful for a new idea to try!

    Thanks for linking up to Recipe Swap Club x

  11. Lauryn says

    Wow! I am a fan of overnight oats but went off them recently when I got a bit bored of the same old recipe. I am putting this on my to try list now! Thanks Ciara :-)

      • Nici says

        When you say “coconut milk” do you mean the canned full calorie coconut milk or in the carton like nondairy milk substitute? I am completely confused by this. Don’t judge because it is a legitimate question!


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