By: Katie Abramowitz
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
- Combine oats and water in a pot and place on the stove at medium heat.
- Shake in turmeric, cinamon, and nutmeg and add a pinch of black pepper.
- 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.
- 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.
Gunnars, K. (2018, July 13). 10 Proven Health Benefits of Turmeric and Curcumin Retrieved July 27, from https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/top-10-evidence-based-health-benefits-of-turmeric
Olendzki, B., & Chaiken, J. (2019). Using Black Pepper to Enhance the Anti-Inflammatory effects of Turmeric. Retrieved July 27, from https://www.umassmed.edu/nutrition/blog/blog-posts/2019/6/using-black-pepper-to-enhance-the-anti-inflammatory-effects-of-turmeric/