Fruitcake Overnight Oatmeal

Serves 2

5 Minute Prep Time

By Jenn Randazzo, MS RD on December 8, 2014 , categorized in Breakfast

overnight oatmeal

Every holiday season, store-bought fruitcakes arise from their annual slumber and present themselves to the world. Speckled with candied fruits, like pineapple and cherries, and riddled with pecans, these fruitcakes “grace” the holiday festivities. However, fruitcakes don’t just have to be the defeated, perfunctory treat at the end of dessert table. In fact, I believe their true place should be at the breakfast bar. This delicious recipe includes those classic fruitcake ingredients while presenting the holiday staple in a fresh, new and fun way!


  • 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 French Vanilla Vega One™ Nutritional Shake
  • ½ 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, MS RD

Jenn Randazzo works at Vega as a National Educator. She 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.