Dragonfruit ( Pitaya ) Oats ❁

Pitaya, more commonly known as Dragonfruit, is a superfruit chock-full of antioxidants and fiber. Aside from its health benefits, pitaya’s stunning magenta color gives a whole new meaning to “#no-edits”. Adding this fruit to smoothies, or as I do here, oats, adds vibrant color and subtle flavor.

Nut Butter Nation was kind enough to donate single-packs of their new flavored peanut butters to my Spoon University chapter, so I’ve topped these pitaya oats with Brown Sugar Cinnamon peanut butter (find Nut Butter Nation here).


  • 1/2 cup dry oats
  • 3 slices of dried pitaya, chopped finely
  • 1 tbsp agave syrup
  • 3/4 cup water or plant milk
  • Optional: peanut butter


In a microwave-safe bowl or mug, mix the dry oats and chopped dry pitaya. Add 3/4 liquid (water or plant milk will work!) and stir. Microwave on high for 1 1/2 minutes. Keep and eye on the microwave to ensure the oats do not boil over.

Once microwaved, remove the bowl/mug from the microwave and stir. Let sit for a few minutes to cool and thicken. In this time, the dried pitaya will bleed into the oats and render this bright magenta color.

Drizzle the finished oats with agave syrup, peanut butter, or any other plantbased topping. Enjoy!

Hi! I’m Anna. I’m a student at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. Follow me on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter to find out what I’m dishing up next!

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