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Golden Milk Overnight Oats {gluten-free, vegan}

Easiest breakfast ever, and brimming with spicy flavors of cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, and turmeric. Serve with the seasonal fruit of your choosing; we like nectarines and berries.
Prep: 15 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Author: The Bojon Gourmet


Golden milk:

  • 1 tablespoon honey, more to taste, (15 ml)
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons boiling water, (30 ml)
  • 2 cups plant milk (I like coconut almond milk from Milkman which is essentially equal parts almond milk and coconut water with a little salt and vanilla), (475 ml)


  • 1 1/3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (gluten-free if intolerant), (100 g)
  • 2 tablespoons chia seed, (20 g)
  • 2 tablespoons hemp hearts, (20 g)
  • 1 ½ cups golden milk (above), (355 ml)
  • fresh fruit and honey, for serving


Golden Milk:

  • In a medium bowl, combine the honey, turmeric, ginger, cardamom, and cinnamon. Stir to combine, then stir in the boiling water to dissolve the honey. Stir in the plant milk. Taste, adding more honey dissolved in boiling water if you want a sweeter milk.


  • Combine oats, chia, and hemp seeds in a pint canning jar, stirring or shaking to combine. Pour the golden milk into the jar and stir or shake to combine. Chill overnight or up to 3 days. To serve, top with fresh fruit and honey, if desired.


Variation: Classic Overnight Oats
Omit the spices and water. Use maple syrup in place of the honey, dissolving it in the plant milk with a pinch of salt and a splash of vanilla extract. Proceed with the recipe. 
 You'll have a little golden milk left over for sipping, or to splash extra on your oats the next morning. The golden milk is also delicious on its own, warmed gently and poured into mugs. If turmeric is a new flavor to you, you may wish to start with half the amount, adding more to taste if you like.
To make this vegan, trade in light maple syrup or coconut nectar for the honey.
Nutritional values are based on one of two servings.


Calories: 423kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 332mg | Potassium: 270mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Calcium: 425mg | Iron: 5.7mg
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