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Golden Milk Oatmeal with Pepita Brittle

This easy vegan oatmeal recipe uses turmeric-rich Golden Milk as the base, and is topped with pepita brittle. It's both vibrant, healthy and delicious!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Phoebe Lapine


For the brittle

  • 1/2 cup pepitas
  • ½ cup pistachios
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon black sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt

For the oatmeal

  • One 15-ounce can full fat coconut milk (2 cups)
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 cup gluten-free rolled oats (see note)


  1. Preheat the broiler.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the pepitas, pistachios, chia seeds, sesame, maple syrup, coconut oil and sea salt, and toss until evenly coated.
  3. Spread the mixture on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Roast under the broiler until toasted, 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Ladle the oatmeal into bowls and top with the brittle. Serve along side extra maple syrup for more sweetness.

Recipe Notes

If you want to use steel cut oats or quick cooking oats, just check the package instructions and increase or reduce the amount according to their pre-set ratios. You’re working with 2 cups of liquid. You can make the brittle up to two weeks in advance. The oatmeal can be made at the beginning of the week and reheated in the microwave in individual bowls. If you’re making the oats in advance, add ½ cup water and cook just until the oats are tender.