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Golden Milk Bircher with Persimmon Ginger Compote

This warm, soothing spin on a traditional bircher brings warmth, light, and richness to cool mornings. Ginger-perfumed persimmons on top add sweetness, and coconut for crunch make this a breakfast to remember. Change the toppings, serve hot or cold, and customize to your heart’s content for a nourishing and beautiful bowl!

Golden Milk Bircher with Persimmon Ginger Compote


Golden Milk Bircher

  • ½ cup / 50g hemp seeds
  • 2 Tbsp. unsweetened flaked desiccated coconut divided
  • ½ Tbsp. golden milk mix
  • ½ Tbsp. maple syrup optional
  • ½ Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 ½ cups / 375ml water
  • pinch salt
  • 1 cup / 100g rolled oats
  • 2 Tbsp. chia seeds

Persimmon Ginger Compote

  • 8 fuyu persimmon (about 1 ½ kg / 3 lbs.) peeled and cut into bite-sized pieces.
  • 6 Tbsp. filtered water
  • 1 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • ½ tsp. / 17g minced fresh ginger
  • ¼ tsp. flaky salt
  • ½ Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice


  • To make the bircher, combine hemp seeds, 1 tablespoon coconut, golden milk powder, maple syrup, lemon juice, and water in a blender. Blend on high until smooth.
  • In a bowl or jar, combine the oats, chia seeds and remaining coconut. Pour the wet mixture over and mix well. Set aside to soak for at least 4 hours, up to 24. Enjoy warm or cold, with fresh or stewed fruit, nuts, seeds, and or a sweetener of your choice.
  • To make the compote, combine all of the ingredients, except for the lemon juice, in a small saucepan, and bring to a simmer. Cook on low-medium until the persimmons have softened, and the liquid has reduced to a syrup. This should take about 20-25 minutes. 
  • Remove from heat and stir in the lemon juice. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired. 
  • Enjoy immediately, or store cooled compote in an airtight glass container in the fridge for up to five days. Reheat as desired, or enjoy cold – it’s great over vanilla or coconut ice cream! 


Serves 2
Golden milk – also know as haldi ka doodh, dates back thousands of years in Ayurvedic tradition where it has been used widely to promote optimal health and restore balance to the body. This is a stellar way to integrate the Big Batch Golden Milk mix from the blog into something new! Pro tip: sweetening the bircher before serving will really bring out the flavours. I also love serving this with my Ginger Persimmon Compote.