We are loving these anti-inflammatory Golden Turmeric Bars! If you’ve ever toyed with the idea of making a turmeric dessert this tasty treat is for you.
I decided I had to make Golden Turmeric Bars after seeing this healing spice used in treats ranging from golden turmeric cookies to turmeric sugar cookies. That’s because every recipe I came across used wheat flour. Since all of these turmeric treats were not gluten-free they were not an option for my family. My older son, born in 1998, and now well beyond his teenage years, was diagnosed with Celiac Disease when he was three.
Turmeric is one of my favorite functional foods. Part of the ginger family, research shows turmeric has tremendous health benefits, due to a compound it contains called curcumin.To learn more about the healing properties of turmeric and curcumin check out my post called Turmeric Tea and the NrF2 Pathway.
My colleague Dr. Robert Rountree, one of the founders of the Functional Medicine movement, taught me long ago to pair turmeric with black pepper to increase its absorption and bio-availability,. That’s why you’ll find black pepper in my Golden Turmeric Bars recipe.
Anti-Inflammatory Golden Turmeric Bars are low-carb and full of incredibly healthy fats. I’ve used cardamom in this recipe because of my background in Ayurvedic healing. Like turmeric, cardamom is another healthy spice full of anti-inflammatory properties. This turmeric dessert is made with eight ingredients total so that you can whip up this healthy, gluten-free treat in no time flat!
To get more turmeric, check out these healthy recipes!
What’s your favorite recipe that uses turmeric? leave a comment and let me know. And, if you’d like to to create other recipes that use turmeric I’d love to hear your requests!