Better than Fruitcake Overnight Oatmeal

The thought of fruitcake might bring you nightmares, but the truth is, the fruits and nuts in these festive loaves make for a perfect healthy breakfast. It’s time for a fruitcake revolution at the breakfast table! Include these classic fruitcake ingredients in your next bowl of overnight oats and you’ll sure to chase those fruitcake nightmares away.


  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup gluten-free steel cut oats
  • 2 Tbsp pineapple, dried
  • 2 Tbsp cherries, dried
  • 2 Tbsp pecans, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp agave nectar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon, ground
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 serving Vega One Nutritional Shake French Vanilla
  • ¬Ĺ tsp rum (optional)


  1. Bring water to a boil. Once boiling, add oats and continue to boil for 1 minute.
  2. After 1 minute, remove from heat and add the rest of ingredients and stir until well incorporated.
  3. Cover and let sit for 6-12 hours.
  4. Enjoy either at room temperature or slightly warmed* (on stove for best results).

*Note: If warmed, place desired amount into a small saucepan and warm on low heat. If oatmeal is too thick, thin with almond milk until desired consistency.

Jenn Randazzo

Jenn Randazzo is passionate about building relationships that help people take ownership of their health. As a registered dietitian, she specializes in using client-centered techniques to guide people toward realistic and achievable goals. A strong believer in collaboration, she hopes to change the world through plant-based nutrition.

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