This turmeric oatmeal tastes just as great as it looks. With a delicious spice blend and a generous serving of mango on top, it’s a beautiful and delicious breakfast.
These oats might look fancy, but they're easy to make. On top of that, they’re:
Best of all, they come together in less than ten minutes.
My favourite thing about this recipe is how amazing it smells. While I was cooking these oats, my boyfriend asked what I was making. He could even smell the spices from upstairs!
I love spice, and while cinnamon is usually my pick for oatmeal, this blend brings unique flavours to the table. Something about the combination of turmeric and ginger is so warming.
Oats can feel very wintery, but these ones are a nice summertime option. The spices are a little lighter than alternatives like nutmeg and allspice. And thanks to the mango, there is a tropical sweetness throughout this bowl. I can imagine this recipe would work well for overnight oats too.
How to Make Golden Oats
If you’ve ever heard of golden milk or turmeric lattes, the concept here is pretty much the same. By adding a few tasty species to your porridge, you end up with an aromatic yellow-coloured bowl of porridge.
It’s actually really easy: You just add the spices in while the oats are cooking. No extra steps required.
What Is in This Turmeric Oatmeal?
- Oats: I used rolled oats, but you can use whatever variety you like best.
- Chia seeds: I try to always add some chia seeds to my oatmeal to provide some extra nutrients — especially omega 3, which is important for vegans to look out for.
- Cardamom: Cardamom may sound like a weird addition to oats, but I’ve been using it more lately and I’m hooked! It makes them taste a little fresher but still adds a lovely depth.
- Turmeric: Of course, this is what gives the oats their golden colour. Plus, the taste is great combined with the other flavours.
- Ginger: Another one of my favourite spices is ginger, so of course it had to make an appearance. If you have fresh ginger, by all means, use that. I only had powder though, and it still tasted great!
- Vanilla: A splash of vanilla goes a long way in a recipe like this. If you don’t have any, you can leave it out but it does add a little something extra.
- Sea salt: One of my top tips for making great oatmeal is to add a little sea salt. Even if you like your oats sweet, the salt provides a great balance for the flavours. Trust me on this.
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