Golden Milk Oatmeal with Pepita Brittle

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Prep Cook Servings
5 min 15 min 4
Golden Milk Oatmeal with Pepita Brittle
Health Highlights
This easy vegan oatmeal recipe is made with turmeric-rich golden milk, which is deeply rooted in Ayurvedic medicine for its anti-inflammatory healing power!


1/2 cup Pumpkin seeds (pepitas) (brittle - pepitas)
1/2 cup Pistachio nuts (brittle)
1 tbsp Chia seeds (brittle)
1 tbsp Sesame seeds (brittle)
2 tbsp Maple syrup, pure (brittle)
1 tsp Coconut oil (melted; brittle)
1 dash Sea Salt (brittle)
1 can (13.5oz) Coconut milk, reduced fat (oatmeal)
1 tbsp Maple syrup, pure (oatmeal - can use honey)
1 1/2 tsp Turmeric, ground (oatmeal)
1/2 tsp Cinnamon (oatmeal)
1 dash Ginger, ground (oatmeal)
1 cup Rolled oats- Gluten Free (oatmeal)


For the Brittle:

  1. Preheat the broiler on low and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the pumpkin seeds (pepitas), pistachios, chia seeds, sesame seeds, maple syrup, melted coconut oil, and sea salt. Toss until evenly coated.
  3. Spread the mixture on the baking sheet and roast under the broiler until toasted, about 4 minutes, stirring once halfway through to prevent uneven cooking.
  4. Allow the seeds to rest on the baking sheet until cooled slightly. Toss to make sure the remaining syrup adheres, then allow to cool completely. Break apart into chunks and store in an airtight container until you’re ready to make the oatmeal.

 For the Oatmeal:

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the coconut milk, maple syrup or honey, turmeric, cinnamon, and ground ginger. Bring to a simmer, whisking until everything is well-combined. Be careful the pot doesn’t boil over - as soon as bubbles form, add the oats and reduce the heat to medium-low. Cook, stirring occasionally until the oats are tender and the liquid is absorbed; about 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Ladle the oatmeal into bowls and top with the brittle. 
  3. Drizzle with extra maple syrup for more sweetness, if desired, and serve with your favorite fruit.


  • If using steel-cut oats or quick cooking oats, check the package instructions and increase or reduce the amount according to their pre-set ratios.
  • The brittle can be prepared up to two weeks in advance and stored in an airtight container.
  • The oatmeal can be made at the beginning of the week and reheated in the microwave in individual bowls. If making the oats in advance, add ½ cup water and cook just until the oats are tender.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 483
Calories from fat 245
Calories from saturated fat 124
Total Fat 27.3 g
Saturated Fat 13.7 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5.6 g
Monounsaturated Fat 7.7 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 184 mg
Potassium 602 mg
Total Carbohydrate 51 g
Dietary Fiber 8.1 g
Sugars 15.4 g
Protein 12.6 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 1.9
Meat Alternative 0.9

Energy sources

  • Linda Lopez Linda Lopez (Aug. 7, 2021, 11:09 a.m.)

    This was really good, but I skipped the brittle process, and modified this for weightloss by using only 1/2 cup of coconut milk mixed with
    1 1/2 cups water and the coconut oil and maple syrup to cook the oatmeal. I also added pepper to make the turmeric more bioavailable (it goes nicely with the ginger and turmeric and cinnamon). I stirred in 1tsp. chia seeds for eac serving and topped each serving with 2 Tbsp pepitas.

    It was simple and easy to batch prep.