Plant-based milks aren’t reserved just for trips to your local cafe. Turns out, they’re super easy to make at home if you have a blender.
Recently oat milk has been gaining popularity among plant-based milk alternatives. It has a more neutral flavour than other dairy alternatives, making it ideal for adding to your coffee, cereal, chia pudding, or smoothies. You can swap it cup-for-cup as a milk replacement in any recipe. Oat milk is also rich in fibre, and other nutrients like calcium, iron and vitamin A, giving you more reasons to make the switch.
Making it at home gives you more control over the ingredients, sweetness, and texture of the final product. Here’s a recipe for homemade oat milk. You’ll be surprised at how easy (and delicious) it is.
Homemade Oat Milk Recipe
- 1 Cup Rolled Oats, Gluten-Free (if needed)
- 2 Cups Filtered Water
- Pinch of Salt, optional
- Splash of Maple Syrup, (optional)
- Dates (optional)
- Large bowl or jug
- Nut mylk bag, fine mesh strainer or dish towel for straining
- Add oats, filtered water, and desired sweetener(s) to a blender. Maple syrup is an easy way to sweeten your milk with an ingredient you likely already have in your pantry. You can also blend in some dates for a nutritious and natural sweetener.
- Blend all the ingredients until smooth and no chunks remain.
- Next strain the liquid from the blender through a fine-mesh strainer, nut-milk bag, clean dish towel, or triple-layered cheesecloth, placing a bowl or jug underneath to catch the liquid.
- Store it in the fridge between uses. It keeps for up to one week. Make sure you shake it before use.