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Moon Milk Farina

Perfectly spoonable moon milk porridge brightened with turmeric. Get this warm breakfast on the table in minutes. For gluten free option see Recipe Notes. 
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time3 mins
Total Time4 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: North American
Keyword: breakfast farina, breakfast porridge, brown butter, easy vegan brown butter, golden milk farina, golden milk porridge, moon milk farina, turmeric porridge, warm breakfast
Servings: 2
Author: Sylvia Eastman


  • 1 tablespoon oil, butter, butter substitute, or brown butter (See instructions for links.)
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • optionally include other herbs and spices to taste, such ginger, cinnamon, and ashwagandha {For some ideas, see the flavour combos below the recipe}
  • 1 teaspoon sweetener {maple syrup, honey, sugar}
  • 2 cups water or milk {any kind of plant or animal milk}
  • 1/3 cup farina {aka cream of wheat. See Recipe Notes for gluten free option}

For serving:

  • milk of choice
  • sweetener of choice
  • additional butter, butter substitute or brown butter, for serving
  • chopped dried fruit {Check out the flavour combos below}


  • In a medium-sized sauce pan, melt the coconut oil (or butter, vegan brown butter or dairy brown butter) and then stir in the turmeric and sweetener. If you are making the blue moon option, add the ginger now too. (Or if you are adding other spices, now is the time.)
  • Stir in the water/milk and bring it close to a boil. (You can throw in any dried fruit you are using too now if you want it a bit softer.)
    Slowly pour in the farina/Cream of Wheat while stirring.
    Simmer for 3 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Serve hot with your choice of toppings.


Recipe Notes

Gluten Free Option

To make a gluten-free version of this, you can use Brown Rice Farina. Follow the cooking instructions on your package. (I used Bob’s Red Mill for testing and that farina cooks in 8 minutes and you use a ratio of 3:1 water to farina, so 1 1/2 cups of water/milk and 1/2 cup brown rice farina for 2 servings. 

Flavour Combos

  • Blue moon: vegan butter, oat milk, dried blueberries, 1 tsp ginger, maple syrup
  • Tropical moon: coconut oil, plant milk, bananas, dates, coconut syrup
  • Over the moon: brown butter, cow milk, dried peaches, honey