Turmeric , with its history of use in China and India as a powerful anti-inflammatory, is featured in this power “bowl”, a new favorite on our breakfast table. This may become a standard in your weekly breakfast repertoire, especially during the fall and winter months. Happily foggy summer mornings in Maine give us the excuse to indulge during the warmer months. Good comes from everything!
Turmeric Oatmeal Breakfast Bowl
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2 cups dry organic GF oats
1/2 cup almond milk
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 tablespoon turmeric
1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground multi-colored pepper corns (optional)
juice of half a lemon, plus more to pour over the top if you like
Toppings: chia seeds, ground cinnamon, flaked coconut, chopped dates and/or figs, golden raisins, blueberries, golden berries, goji berries, almond butter
1. Soak the oats in 4 cups of water overnight. Alternately, prepare oatmeal as the package instructs, usually 2 cups of oats to 4 cups of water.
2. Drain any excess water, and heat the oats in a medium sauce pan, adding the almond milk as the mixture begins to heat.
3. Add the coconut oil, spices, and lemon juice, and cook until simmering. Cover and set aside whilst you prepare the toppings.
4. Serve with an assortment of any or all of the toppings listed above, as one would with a curry dish.
It is such an odd combination in my mind, that it makes me want to try it even more! Thanks for sharing. 🙂
Thanks for the shout out on my oat soaking post. I’d have never thought to put turmeric in oatmeal – you have me intrigued! 🙂
Hi, I literally just read (somewhere else) about the anti-inflammatory and muscle saving properties of turmeric and here i am now reading this recipe. Needless to say, i shall be making it. I’ll probably re-post your blog and add my thoughts on it after ive tried it. YEY. Thanks glutenfreegus
JUST finished a (mini) Turmeric Oatmeal Bowl: topped it with diced fresh peaches, golden raisins, toasted sunflower seeds, and shaved coconut. Delighted by your enthusiasm!
This is one of the tastiest ways to use turmeric in a tasty Gf breakfast! I love it too! I am so goiong to make it tomorrow morning,…oooh yes!
I’m totally intrigued by this. I like the idea of using natural ingredients like turmeric for their restorative powers; must give this a try.
You’ll be happy you did! 81 year old Mom requested the recipe and a list of toppings after three weeks of breakfasting with chez Gus.
How much turmeric do you need for this to be effective? I read that turmeric has poor bioavailability by itself.
1-3 grams powdered turmeric root/day. Black pepper helps bioavailability; one site suggests 3% pepper to 97% turmeric. (http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/turmeric). Enjoy this special oatmeal breakfast!
I really enjoyed this… thank you! Added blueberries, raisons and a drizzle of honey for the topping. Didn’t have multi colored peppercorns so just used fresh ground black pepper… Delish 🙂
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