Oat milk is a popular dairy-free and vegan alternative for people who are lactose intolerant or allergic to other types of milk. It’s also delicious, healthy, and easy to make! Read on for helpful tips on how to create homemade Oat Milk at home.
You’ll need just 5 minutes, a handful of whole rolled oats, filtered water and an easy-to-clean blender.
A rich drink that’s packed with fiber? This vegan homemade oat milk recipe doesn’t require any special equipment and because it takes only moments to make all you have is the time if waiting for your morning coffee or tea! All this deliciousness has no added sugar so go ahead pour away – guilt free 😉
How to Make Homemade Oat Milk.
I had been making plant-based milks for a while using nut milk bags. I tried out the oat milk and it was like magic!
So you want to make some oat milk? Great! That sounds healthier than anything I’ve ever seen, and it’s probably the best breakfast option. But if you have made other plant-based milks in the past, a word to the wise: it is NOT like making almond milk, where you wring as much liquid as you can out of a nut milk bag.
Step One: Place oats, water and a pinch of salt in blender (these are the basics). Blend on high until it turns into a creamy consistency
Step Two: Pour the blended mixture through cheesecloth or fine mesh strainer to separate the liquid from any remaining solids. Pulsing the pulp with a spoon is sometimes necessary to get all of the juice out, but it will make your oat milk slimy and gritty.
Step three: Strain again for a creamier oat milk. If you want the smoothest texture, strain it twice and discard that leftover pulp both times!
Step four: You can store your oat milk in the fridge for up to three days. This will slow down the fermentation process, and allow you to enjoy it longer.
How to Use Homemade Oat Milk.
Once you’ve made oat milk, use it as you would dairy milk, making oatmeal, cooking with it or adding it to your coffee. Oat milk is a great alternative for anyone who’s trying to cut down on their dairy intake or go vegan.
Oats are also fantastic in homemade granola bars, cookies, and cakes – they add extra taste as well as texture.
Benefits of homemade Oat Milk.
Oats are rich in fiber which is good for your digestive system as well as taking care of cholesterol levels. They also contain iron, magnesium potassium and zinc – all essential nutrients that can help you stay healthy while building muscle strength too. And let’s not forget about protein! This super food contains twice as much protein per serving than an equivalent serving of cow’s milk.
Is Oat Milk gluten-Free and Vegan?
Since Oats are naturally gluten free they can’t contain any traces or allergens either which makes them an attractive alternative for anyone with Celiac disease or other issues relating to wheat consumption as well. There are plenty more reasons why one might opt out from drinking animal milk and choose to enjoy a glass of homemade Oat milk instead.
Kitchen tools you’ll need
- GE Blender, Powerful 1000 Watt Blender
- Cuisinart Kitcheniismo Set of 3 Fine Mesh Stainless Steel Strainers
- Nut Milk Bag – Big (5×10 inches) Reusable Nuts Filter & Celery Juice Food Strainer
- Quality Cheesecloth 43 Sq FtChef Premium FOOD GRADE 60 Fine Mesh Unbleached 100% Cotton
Homemade Oat Milk Recipe.
Homemade oat milk
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 4 cup water
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 whole date,pitted (optional)
- 15 ml maple syrup (optional)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
- 2 tbsp cacao powder (optional)
Add oats, water, salt and any additional ingredients to your blender. Add the lid on top of it and cover that up with a towel so it doesn’t splatter everywhere when you’re blending. You should blend for 30 seconds until everything seems well combined. It’s OK if there still some unmixed bits or pieces in there as long as they don’t get overblended into being slimy like oatmeal would normally be – just make sure not too much time passes between steps because otherwise things might become really mushy from all that liquid going in fast without enough air getting through at the same rate
Scoop out a small sample with the spoon to test flavor/sweetness. If it’s not sweet enough, mix in more dates or maple syrup for added sweetness and taste!
Place a fine mesh strainer over a large bowl and strain the milk without pushing any excess pulp through the strainer.
I find that the oat remnants are always a little bit of a pain to get out. That’s why I like to double strain it through a fine towel, and then you’ll be all set for breakfast in no time!
Transfer to a sealed container or glass bottle and refrigerate.
- For those who may be allergic to gluten, always buy oats that are certified as “gluten free.”
- As the oat milk sits in your fridge, it will separate naturally. If you want to shake it up a bit before drinking that’s fine! I like my oat milk best when there is some pulp at the bottom and more liquid on top for pouring.