Oat milk is now becoming one of the most popular plant-based milks and therefore, I wanted to see what all of the fuss was all about. Happy to report that I was pleasantly surprised just by how good it was. I will say, however, it did take me a few tries to get this recipe right. The first time I made it, my oat milk had a bit of a slimy texture and a little gritty, but now I am happy to report that this final/revised recipe is much smoother and creamier!
Something to keep in mind is that not all oat milks are created equal. It is important to use organic oats, since conventional oats are heavily sprayed with glyphosate, which they use as a drying agent, ugh! So say bye-bye to Quaker Oats since they are the main culprits! Also, many store bought oat milks contain added sugars, fillers, gums and natural flavors, which is another reason I was inspired to make my own Homemade Oat Milk.
Oat milk is also a great alternative for those who are looking for a nut-free and dairy-free milk, which is why there is a lot of buzz around it, as well!
Oh and have I mentioned how simple it is to make? After making it a few times, as I mentioned above, I realized that by not soaking my oats ahead of time and using a mesh strainer instead of a nut bag, that not only did it save me on time, but it also significantly improved on its texture…Making this recipe even more simple and requiring a lot less time to make! Amen!
The ingredients you will need are extremely are the following:
- Organic Rolled Oats
- Filtered Water
- Sea Salt
- Vanilla Extract
I really hope that you enjoy this recipe and if you do, be sure to comment below or tag me at #healthymommamanda.
- 1 cup organic rolled oats or organic steel cut oats (be sure to get gluten free oats for gluten sensitivities)
- 4 cups filtered water
- 1 pitted date or 2 tbsp maple syrup
- Pinch of Himalayan sea salt
- 1/2 vanilla extract (optional)
- Add your oats, filtered water and remaining ingredients into a high blender and blend for 30 seconds. Over-blending can cause slimy texture.
- Place a fine mesh strainer over a large bowl and pour your oat milk over top. Refrain from pushing the excess pulp through the strainer. You can strain the milk one more time to yield the smoothest final texture.
- Pour oat milk into a glass milk jug or mason jar and store in the fridge for up to 5 days. *Separation is normal, you can give a little shake before each use.