If you love turmeric lattes, you will love this Golden Milk Baked Oatmeal. With warm turmeric, cinnamon, cardamom and ginger spices plus coconut milk. It’s the perfect healthy breakfast meal prep! Gluten free and dairy free, vegan friendly.
We’re taking the flavors of golden milk and adding them into a baked oatmeal recipe for a warm and comforting breakfast dish.
If you enjoy turmeric lattes and baked oatmeal, you will love this healthy breakfast.
What is Golden Milk?
Golden milk, also known as turmeric milk, originally comes from India. Turmeric has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries and has anti-inflammatory properties, thanks to the main active ingredient in turmeric, which is curcumin.
There are many westernized versions of golden milk at coffee shops now, sometimes called a golden milk latte or turmeric latte. Usually they’re a combination of coconut milk (or another dairy free milk), turmeric and warm spices, coconut oil, and traces of black pepper, which is said to increase your body’s ability to absorb the nutrients from turmeric.
If you love already love chai spices, pumpkin spice and ginger but haven’t tried a turmeric latte yet, you should definitely give it a try.
Baked Oatmeal Ingredients
For this golden milk oatmeal you need a simple list of baking ingredients and fridge staples.
- pure maple syrup
- vanilla extract
- gluten free rolled oats
- flaked coconut
- baking powder
For the Golden Milk
For this baked oatmeal dish we’re doing a simplified recipe for “golden milk” consisting of coconut milk and spices you’d find in some golden milk recipes which are: turmeric, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger and a pinch of black pepper.
How to Make This Recipe
We’re first starting off by making the golden milk recipe on the stovetop. You just have to whisk together the spice, milk and coconut oil until warmed. This way your coconut oil gets melted down easily and the milk gets really flavorful.
Just to make sure your eggs sit in a bowl of warm water while the coconut milk is being heated.
Why? Coconut oil solidifies at cold temperatures, so mixing cold eggs with warm coconut oil will cause you to have chunks of coconut oil in the mixture – not good.
In a large bowl combine room temperature eggs with maple syrup and vanilla extract. After the golden milk is heated, gently whisk in.
Add Dry Ingredients
Add in rolled oats, coconut flakes and baking powder; stir until fully combined and transfer to greased or lined baking dish.
Bake for 35 Minutes
Depending on the size of your baking dish (I recommend 8×8 or 9×9 here), the oatmeal should be ready in about 35 minutes. Watch for the edges to get golden and the middle to set.
Ways to Serve
You can serve this golden milk baked oatmeal immediately, portioned into bowls and served with your favorite toppings. For this recipe I like:
- melted coconut butter
- toasted coconut
- served alongside a golden milk latte
You can also allow this baked oatmeal recipe to cool and cut into squares if you’re looking for a more on-the-go breakfast option.
Storing & Reheating
If you have any leftovers, store in an airtight container in the fridge and enjoy within 3-4 days.
To freeze baked oatmeal, transfer completely cooled oatmeal into an airtight container, label and freeze up to three months.
To reheat, allow the frozen baked oatmeal to thaw in the fridge overnight. Then you can reheat the (thawed) oatmeal in the toaster oven at 350ºF for about 15 minutes, depending on the size of the pieces.
If you can warm in the microwave on a plate, about 20 seconds per piece.
Can I use another milk? – You can use another non-dairy milk of choice if you don’t have coconut milk on hand or prefer another option.
How do I make this vegan? – TO make vegan baked oatmeal, replace the two large eggs with two flaxseed eggs (recipe linked) and increase baking powder to 1.5 teaspoons.
Can I omit coconut? – You can omit the coconut flakes, and replace with 1/4 cup rolled oats.
Can I add other mix-ins? – You can add up to one cup of berries in this recipe. Blueberries would work really well here! If you want to add chocolate chips, keep it to a half cup. If you add too many mix-ins, the oatmeal won’t hold together.
Do I have to make the golden milk? – The golden milk adds a lot of flavor to this baked oatmeal, but if you’re looking for other flavor options, I’ve included more baked oatmeal recipes above the recipe card.
More Healthy Baked Oatmeal Recipes
Let me know if you make this recipe by leaving a comment and rating below! It helps others learn more about the recipe too! Xx Ashley
- 1.5 cups coconut milk (from a carton is fine)
- 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil
- 2 large eggs, room temperature
- 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
- 1.5 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups gluten free rolled oats
- 1/3 cup flaked coconut
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- Preheat oven to 375ºF and grease 8×8 baking dish (or similar size) with oil (or line with parchment paper).
- In a small saucepan over low-medium heat whisk together coconut milk, spices and coconut oil. Whisk continuously for 3-4 minutes, until milk is warm; set aside.
- In a large bowl whisk together eggs, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Gently stir in golden milk until combined.
- Add in rolled oats, flaked coconut, baking powder and salt. Stir until combined and transfer to greased baking dish.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes or, until top is golden and middle is set. You can serve immediately bowl style, or wait about 20 minutes to serve as squares.
- Serve with your favorite toppings; add some berries, some yogurt, a little extra maple syrup or honey. Enjoy!
If you’d like to omit the coconut flakes, replace with 1/4 additional rolled oats.
Because this recipe calls for coconut oil, make sure your eggs are room temperature, or set them in a bowl of warm water for 15 minutes before beginning the recipe. You can also replace the coconut milk with avocado oil if you’d like.
To make vegan, use 2 flaxseed eggs and use 1.5 teaspoons baking powder.