Golden Oatmeal

By: Katie Abramowitz

Katie Abramowitz

Serves: 2

Prep Time: 5-7 minutes

Your classic oatmeal with a few kicks. This recipe, packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, will keep you full and satisfied for your morning (Gunnars, 2018). It stores well in the refrigerator if you want to double or triple the recipe and make a big batch for the week. Don’t forget the ground pepper—it is said to magnify the anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric (Olendzki & Chaiken, 2019) and also adds a nice little kick to your morning meal! 


  • 1 cup rolled oats (either old-fashioned or quick-cooking, but NOT instant)
  • 2 cups water
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon (Ceylon cinnamon, if possible)
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg 
  • Secret ingredient: pinch of ground black pepper 


  1. Combine oats and water in a pot and place on the stove at medium heat. 
  2. Shake in turmeric, cinamon, and nutmeg and add a pinch of black pepper. 
  3. Cook oatmeal for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until desired consistency and golden in color. For thinner consistency, add a little more water or milk of your choice. 
  4. Pour into bowls, and you’re ready to serve! Top oatmeal with your favorite fruit (I always do strawberries and blueberries!) and/or granola. OPTIONAL: For a sweeter oatmeal, mash a banana on a plate and mix into your golden oatmeal before adding toppings! And there’s always honey or agave it you’d like it even sweeter.

Reference List:

Gunnars, K. (2018, July 13). 10 Proven Health Benefits of Turmeric and Curcumin Retrieved July 27, from

Olendzki, B., & Chaiken, J. (2019). Using Black Pepper to Enhance the Anti-Inflammatory effects of Turmeric. Retrieved July 27, from

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