Turmeric Golden Oatmeal > In the Microwave

Updated: May 26, 2020

If you haven’t noticed yet, I love to start the day with a warm bowl of oatmeal. This is the third oatmeal recipe I’m sharing. It features a less than conventional ingredient, turmeric.

This golden oatmeal is infused with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties from the turmeric, making it a much healthier version. To compensate for the pungent flavor, add brown sugar or any other liquid sweetener, but in my opinion, the toppings are sweet enough to create a beautiful balance in flavor.

Topped with peaches, hemp seeds, and dried apricots, this healthy oatmeal recipe is delicious, filling, and the perfect addition to your Fall recipes!


Yield: 1 serving

Prep time: 5 min

Cooking time: 3 min

Total time: 8 min


½ cup old fashioned oats

¼ of a peach

5 dried apricots

¼ tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp hemp seeds

¼ tsp turmeric

1 cup of water


1. In a bowl, add the old fashioned oats, turmeric, vanilla extract, and water. Put it in the microwave for 2 minutes and 30 seconds.

2. Chop the dried apricots into small pieces.

3. Add the peaches, hemp seeds, and dried apricots as toppings, and that’s it! Your warm bowl of oatmeal is ready to be enjoyed.


- Add 1 tsp of brown sugar for a sweeter version.

- This recipe is a simple alternative to overnight oats. It’s ready in a few minutes without any prep time the night before.

- Cooking oatmeal in a microwave saves time and results in a very similar texture than cooking it on the stove.

- Top it with granola for extra sweetness and crunch!

Approximate cost:

$2.50. This takes into account the measurements listed in the ingredients section and for the main ingredients only.


*Oats are packed with a variety of vitamins and nutrients. They’re rich in carbs and fiber and higher in protein and fat than other grains. Oats are also high in a soluble fiber called beta-glucan, which helps reduce cholesterol and promotes healthy gut bacteria.

*Turmeric contains curcumin, a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that suppress molecules that play roles in inflammation. Chronic inflammation contributes to many common Western diseases.

Curcumin neutralizes free radicals on its own but also stimulates your body's own antioxidant enzymes. It's also been found to boost levels of the brain hormone BDNF, which increases the growth of new neurons and fights various degenerative processes in the brain.

* Hemp seeds contain over 30% fat. They're exceptionally rich in two essential fatty acids, linoleic acid (omega-6) and alpha-linolenic acid (omega-3). They 're also a great protein source and contain high amounts of vitamin E, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium, sulfur, calcium, iron, and zinc.

Hemp seeds may also reduce symptoms associated with PMS and menopause, thanks to its high levels of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA).

*Dried apricots are a great source of many antioxidants, including beta carotene and vitamins A, C, and E. They're also a good source of soluble fiber, which feeds your healthy gut bacteria and may boost digestive health.

Did you try this vegan turmeric golden oatmeal recipe? Let me know in the comments below and/or tag your creation on Instagram #everyhealthybite


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