Orange & Anise Overnight Oats


I’m a big fan of the licorice taste that anise has. When you pair it with orange, oh my goodness, it’s so good! Here in Canada, this pairing is made into ice cream and I loved the combination of tastes. I decided to make it into breakfast oats and I am so happy with it! I used coconut charcoal to make it have the true black licorice appearance, but if you don’t have it, it won’t affect the taste! I topped it with sugar free anise nice cream!

When making this, I recommend wearing gloves and use separate spoons when handling the charcoal. The anise will make the whole kitchen smell amazing! Layer the two flavors and refrigerate overnight. If you do use the charcoal powder, just have a peak in the mirror after eating it as it can leave black traces on your lips.

Orange & Anise Overnight Oats

A wonderful pairing of orange and anise
Course Breakfast
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 3 Cups
Author Sareena's Food


Anise Oats

  • 1 Cup Rolled Oats
  • 3/4 Cup Plant-Based Milk
  • 1 Tblsp Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp Pure Anise Oil to taste
  • 1 Tblsp Charcoal Powder optional

Orange Oats

  • 1 Cup Rolled Oats
  • 3/4 Cup Plant-Based Milk
  • 1 Tblsp Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp Pure Orange Oil or 1+ Tblsp Grated Orange Peel

Anise Nice Cream

  • 2 Frozen Bananas
  • 1 tsp Charcoal Powder optional
  • 1/4 tsp Pure Anise Oil


  1. Combine the anise oats in one bowl and the orange oats in another bowl.
  2. Layer in a jar and refrigerate for 6 hours or overnight.
  3. Just before serving, make the nice cream. In a food processor combine the ingredients and serve with the oats.

Recipe Notes

*NOTE: Recipe time does not include refrigeration time.


  1. This is genius, what a great flavor pairing and turned into a breakfast for complex foodie lovers no less. Awesome job!


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