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Turmeric oatmeal

Creamy, colourful, and a hint of spice. This warming bowl of oats is perfect for winter!

Course Breakfast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 person
Author Lisa Lansing


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup soy milk (I use unsweetened but sweetened works too.)
  • 1 cup oats, whole or pieces (81 grams)
  • 1 ripe banana, sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger


  1. Add everything to a saucepan and heat on medium-high heat. Mash banana slices into the oats as you stir occasionally. Once it starts to simmer, turn down the heat slightly and keep stirring until the oatmeal thickens. Continue cooking until the oatmeal is nice and thick. It should only take around 3-5 minutes once it starts to simmer. Turn off the heat and stir for 1-2 minutes so it thickens a bit more.

  2. Remove from the heat, pour into a bowl, top with your favourite fruit and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • I like using soy milk in this recipe because it makes the oatmeal creamier.¬†You can use water instead of soy milk if you don't have any available, or try using another non-dairy milk.