Golden Oatmeal Recipe

by Sahirenys Pierce
Golden Oatmeal

This Golden Oatmeal is a tasty pop of color to your traditionally borning oatmeal. With its beautiful pop of yellow and anti-inflammatory health benefits, this might be my favorite oatmeal recipe yet.

Adding Turmeric to my Everyday Routine

I am always looking for creative ways to better my health by making small tweaks to my everyday routine. The best hack I’ve found that accomplishes this goal is by adding turmeric powder to my meals and juices. I’ve experimented with turmeric in a few of my juices and some Indian inspired cuisine. But once I did some research on turmeric, I was sold once learning about its anti-inflammatory health benefits. No wonder they’re in so many juice shot recipes. 

Outside of my juices and Indian cuisines, I wanted to increase my opportunities to add turmeric into my everyday diet. I was introduced to the Golden Milk beverage by one of my favorite Instagrammers @Scoutthecity. This gave me the idea of adding turmeric, the ingredient that literally turns this oatmeal into its beautiful golden color, in my oatmeal. I didn’t google it or see it on Pinterest, I just wanted to experiment and create something healthy and fun. So to my surprise, this Golden Oatmeal is delicious, like so delicious! The recipe is just like making my regular Dominican Oatmeal, but with a bit of turmeric. Making this amazing healthy Golden Oatmeal that will become a family favorite for sure.

Here are the ingredients and directions for this delicious Golden Oatmeal recipe. I personally make this portion of oatmeal for my weekly meal prep for myself and my two toddlers. This portion usually lasts us 3 days max and I reheat it with a little bit of water to loosen up the cold oatmeal.


  • 1 tbs of water
  • ¼ tbs of butter or plant-based-butter
  • ½ tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups of oats
  • 1 can carnation
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 cup of milk or plant based-milk 
  • ¼ tbs of pumpkin spice 
  • ¼ tbs of turmeric powder
  • 2-3 tbs of sugar or sugar alternative (to taste)
  • 1 inch of lime or lemon peel
  • 1 tbs of raisins
  • Optional: chia seeds and flax seeds


  1. Boil a tablespoon of water with the butter, pumpkin spice, vanilla, and turmeric powder.
  2. Once all seasonings are boiling, then add the can of carnation, 2 cups of water, and 1 cup of milk. 
  3. I recommend to lower the cooking temperature all the way down and continue to mix everything together.
  4. Next, add the oats, sugar to your taste, and the optional ingredients like the chia and flax seeds. 
  5. After that, give it some time to cook. Then you can add the raisins and the lime or lemon peel.
  6. Lastly, as a reminder, continue mixing and cooking until the oat is soft. This whole process takes about 10-15 minutes.

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