Golden Turmeric Bars

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.

Golden Turmeric Bars

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.

What are the Health Benefits of Turmeric?

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.

The Best Way to Take Turmeric

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.

Turmeric Dessert 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!

Golden Turmeric Bars

Print Recipe
  1. In a food processor, pulse almond flour, turmeric, and ginger
  2. Pulse in cardamom and pepper until well combined
  3. Pulse in butter, stevia, and maple syrup
  4. Press dough into a parchment paper lined 8 x 8 inch baking dish
  5. Score dough to make 16 bars
  6. Bake at 350°F for 25-30 minutes
  7. Cool one hour
  8. Serve
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Healthy Turmeric Recipes

To get more turmeric, check out these healthy recipes!

Your Favorite Turmeric Recipe

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!


69 responses to “Golden Turmeric Bars”

  1. Hi hope all is well and everyone is staying healthy at home with this virus. Loved the tumeric bars. I couldn’t leave the house, so substituted with orange peel, nutmeg and cinnamon with the turmeric. They were great! Thanks for your recipes.

  2. These are DELICIOUS!! I dislike Stevia so I used what was recommended in a previous comment: 1 tsp vanilla and 3 tb maple syrup.

  3. These were absolutely delicious! I baked a batch and shared with my daughter-in-law.
    Next time we will try not to eat them all at once! Thanks for such a good recipe!

  4. Hi Elana
    We have loved your recipes for years! Thank you for creating them!
    Unfortunately, we don’t like stevia. I’d like to try this recipe. What would you suggest as a replacement for the stevia?
    Thank you:)

    • Eva, I haven’t tried that so not sure. Thanks so much for letting me know you have been enjoying my recipes!

    • Hi Eva,

      I dislike stevia (intensely!) as well but I did make this recipe as instructed using dried stevia (green) and the maple syrup. I added some vanilla extract as my stevia wasn’t vanilla flavoured and I was surprised that the stevia didn’t bother me at all. Couldn’t tell it was in there. I’d give it a try. I suspect the maple syrup helps eradicate the awful aluminium taste of the stevia (for me). Otherwise, try dried monkfruit powder but you will need to research the conversion of stevia to sugar, monkfruit to sugar and then figure it out from there to get the stevia to monkfruit conversion. Google will help :-) Good luck x

    • I just made these! The house smells amazing! Instead of stevia, I used 3 tablespoons maple syrup and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla, and they tasted amazing! (I should add that I don’t like desserts too sweet.) What a delightful fall treat. Thanks, Elana.

  5. Please can you help I have a nut allergy so would need to substitute almond flour to make the golden turmeric bars what would you suggest regards. Christine

    • Shira, I let them cool on the counter overnight and then wrap in a paper towel, put in a ziploc bag and keep in the fridge for up to one week :-)

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