Oat milk is going through a massive boom in the dairy milk alternative world and in the vegan world. It is becoming the new favorite plant-based milk, and it is truly easy to understand why.
Why you will love oat milk as much as me
Oat milk, when compared to almond milk cashew milk, and soy milk, is much easier to make, cheaper, and packed with many more nutrients and fats. Oat milk is especially rich in protein, fiber, and calcium.
I mean… Who doesn’t know how great you feel after eating
I pour it into my coffee to make the best latte, my tea, smoothies, cereal… I have even cooked with it. It is creamy and delicious, with a much better texture than other alternatives.
This milk alternative is also perfect more making ice cream. YUM. I’m sure you are going to love it as well. Oat milk is quickly becoming my favorite dairy-free beverage.
How to make flavored oat milk?
And if you like flavored milk, this oat milk recipe is a great base to add flavor to it. You can use a bit of raw sugar to sweeten it up or add some dates with a pinch of salt and a dash of vanilla.
You could also use cocoa powder (affiliate link) or cinnamon when blending it. Any way you decide to flavor it, trust that it will taste delicious.
Will oatmeal make me fat?
No! Quite the contrary. Oatmeal milk, believe it or not, has more calcium per serving than a glass of cow’s milk. It also contains way less fat than dairy.
You can be confident that oat’s milk is nothing but good for you, with a bountiful amount of vitamins(such as vitamin d, vitamins a, and many b vitamins), minerals, and a good balance of carbs(carbohydrates).
tips, tricks & Other recipes
Here are some tips and tricks to make the best dairy-free oat milk.
- It doesn’t matter if you use rolled oats or instant oats. Your milk will be delicious. I personally prefer rolled oats, however.
- Use an old kitchen towel or an old t-shirt to strain the oat milk if you don’t have a nut milk bag. You can also use any cheesecloth.
- It is better if you make your oat milk in a highspeed blender like the Vitamix (affiliate link), but any other blender will work.
- Do not blend for more than 40 seconds, this can make it slimy.
- Here are other recipes with oats that I love: blender oat pancakes, vegan oat bars, oats in granola.
So here is the recipe for this delicious plant-based milk oat milk, I hope you like it as much as I do. If you do, please share the recipe and the blog. Do not forget to take a picture of your oat milk and post it on Instagram with @piloncilloyvainilla and #alecooks. I want to see what you make! Share on Facebook or save it for later on Pinterest.
- 1 cup of rolled oats use certified gluten-free oats if you are gluten intolerant
- 4 cups of water
- Soak the rolled oats in water for 30 minutes to an hour.
- Drain and rinse well.
- Put them in the blender with 4 cups of fresh water and blend for about 1-2 minutes.
- Strain the milk with a very fine strainer, an old kitchen towel or a nut-milk bag.
- Store it in a glass container with a lid in the fridge, it will keep for 4-6 days.
- 1 tablespoon of maple syrup
- 2 pitted dates and a pinch of salt
- pinch of cinnamon
- teaspoon of vanilla
Nutritional information of this recipe is only an estimate, the accuracy for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
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Long before the boom of the plant based milks, my grandma used to make this. Thanks for sharing Ale!
The touch of cinnamon and vanilla just makes you want to drink more and more. Thanks for this lovely recipe. It will brighten up my mornings
So easy to make! It reminded me of the Mexican horchata
This is so good Ale! I’ve been wondering how to make my own oat milk. I’m going to give this a try!