Oat Milk has gained popularity in recent years. It is dairy-free and vegan friendly. It doesn’t have any lactose, nor any nuts or soy and can be gluten-free. Not to mention how delicious, super creamy and nutritious it can be.
Though the basic way to make oat milk stays the same. Soaking and blending steel-cut or rolled oats with water and then straining the milk through a cheesecloth. We have curated this recipe for a better than ordinary oat milk finish.
Plant-based milk alternatives are a good option for those facing lactose intolerance as well as for those on certain diets or being allergic to certain commodities. People can also opt for oat milk as a low-fat option.
There are more nondairy options like soy milk, almond milk, cashew milk as well as others based on fruits like banana and coconut. Hemp, Flax, and Peas are also some of the non-conventional varieties.
Store-bought oat milk can be high on sugar and preservatives, and might not be available unflavoured. They are frothier and sell at higher prices than their counterparts.
The good thing is that the oat milk recipe is pretty straight and easy. It is affordable and made with all-natural ingredients and is ready in less than 15 minutes.
Add it to a variety of recipes, or gulp in with unsweetened cocoa. It is light and yet keeps you full satiated.
Is Oat milk healthy?
Benefits of oat milk
Oats are power-packed with a dose of essential minerals like iron, zinc, manganese, and magnesium. The strained milk goes great with a latte and even with your favorite Dalgona coffee sips.
🥛 Vegan option with no nuts, soy or lactose
🥛 Nutritious, high in antioxidants and low on fats
🥛 Great source of vitamin B, including folates, B1, and B5
🥛 Low in allergens and irritants.
🥛 Good for Bone and Heart Health
🥛 May lower blood cholesterol
Oat milk recipe
Perfect oat sip with optionally added flavors. Though the cereal flavor might not be everyone’s favorite, added ones can be a delight.
How to make perfect Oat Milk every time!
- 1 Cup Your choice of oats Use any variety available. Gluten-free oats can also be incorporated.
- 3-4 Cup Water More or less based on your desired level of consistency
- 1 Tbsp Vanilla extract any preferred flavor
- 1 Tbsp Maple syrup or honey
- 2-3 piece Pitted dates Optional
- 1 pinch Salt Optional though suggested
- 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil Optionally for froth making
- Soak the oats overnight or at least let them sit for good 30 minutes. Rinse and strain. This will ensure that the oats are clean before getting blended.
- Transfer washed oats in a blender with other ingredients like salt, maple syrup or honey and dates. These ingredients are going to add a bit of sweetness to the oat milk hereby limit these as desired.
- Pour in 3-4 cups and blend untill smooth. Rolled oats take less time than the steel cut oats. Rolled oats soak fast, while the other is good to be soaked overnight.
- Strain using a cheesecloth or preferably a strainer. Store in fridge to cool down.
Add in a spoon of coconut oil for fat-content to make it frothy like store-bought oat milk.
Rolled oats work better for this recipe and blend fast with less soaking time.
Serving size: 1 cup (250 ml)
calories: 169 | sugar: 31.1 g | sodium: 10.7 mg | fat: 0.8 g | carbohydrates: 41.7 g | fiber: 4.2 g | protein: 2.5 g
Oat Milk turning slimy? Try these tips
- Avoid over-blending the oats.
- Use a fine strainer. Unlike other plant-based milk substitutes, oat milk is prone to being slimy. Avoid pressing and squeezing the mixture while straining. You can choose to sieve the mixture twice with little more water added to the second strain.
- Cold serving suits best. As oatmeal thickens when heated, so does its milk.
- Avoid soaking the rolled oats for a longer duration than 30 minutes and wash off the slimy texture before blending.
- Optional salt enhances the flavor.
- Don’t jump in with a lot of water to start with. Add slow to control thickness.
- Add more maple and honey to sweeten.
- Try using gluten-free oats for a gluten-free sip.
- The leftover pulp can be used in baking oatmeal cookies or to add fiber content to smoothie diets.
Flavors to try?
Vanilla Sip: Most common one with added vanilla extract.
Chocolate Craving? : Try adding a tbsp cocoa powder and quarter the amount of vanilla.
Get Minty: As an add-on to chocolate flavor try incorporating 1/8 tbsp pure peppermint extract.
Mocha Desire: Try a coffee base instead of plain water. Add desired cocoa powder and vanilla extract.
Berry Merry: Add in 1 cup fresh or frozen berries of your choice and blend it thoroughly.
Nutella Love: Blend in some Nutella spread.
Best Served chilled , though can be served hot. Ensure to give it a good stir.
Suggested to be consumed fresh but can be stored up to 5 days in fridge.
Can be used for direct consumption as well as can be added to tea and coffee.
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