Save money & avoid unwanted additives with this easy-to-make homemade oat milk
Oat milk is my favorite non-dairy milk option not only because of how creamy and simple it is, but also because it's very easy to make (it only requires 2 ingredients and 5 minutes to throw together)! There are many benefits to making your own non-dairy milk (when possible), one of which is the important health benefits. Many store-bought options for both dairy and non-dairy milks include added oils, sugars, and/or other additives, so making your own nut milk is a great way to avoid these unwanted ingredients and help your health. By creating your own milk, you are also saving money, and helping the environment by limiting plastic packaging!
Keep scrolling for the simple 4-step process:
1 cup oats
3-4 cups cold water (3 for creamier milk and 4 for thinner milk)
2 tsp vanilla extract (for vanilla oat milk)
1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder & 1 tbsp maple syrup (for chocolate oat milk)
Step by step:
Add your oats and cold water to a blender (along with any other optional ingredients)
On a medium speed, blend the ingredients together until the oats have been broken down and the milk has reached a creamy texture (this should take about one minute)
Using a thin strainer (or nut milk bag) strain your milk and pour into desired container
Store in an airtight container and keep for up to 5 days!
Tip: Save the oat pulp to use in smoothies or baked goods!
For a baking recipe to use up the oat pulp: