Are you tired of paying high prices for store-bought oat milk that's filled with gums, artificial junk, and ingredients that make you scratch your head? Well, I have a solution for you - make your own oat milk at home! Not only is it super easy to make, but it's also a fraction of the cost of store-bought options. Plus, you can customize it to your taste preferences and know exactly what's going into your milk.
What You'll Need *makes 48 ounces*:
- 1 cup gluten-free oats (we get these for a great price from Costco- One Degree Organic Farms, *linked here*)
- 6 cups filtered water
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey (tip: spray measuring spoon with olive/avocado oil to avoid the maple syrup or honey from sticking)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon Himalayan sea salt
- In a blender, blend 1 cup of gluten-free oats with 6 cups of filtered water.
- Use a nut bag *linked here*to separate the oats from the milk.
- Rinse the blender and dump the milk back into the blender.
- Add in 1 tablespoon of maple syrup or honey, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, and 1/4 teaspoon of Himalayan sea salt.
- Blend again.
- Pour the oat milk into a desired container and store it in the fridge. *linked a glass container option here*
Note: The oat milk will keep for about 4-5 days in the refrigerator so you can make a smaller batch if needed by cutting the above in half
But there's more! Want to add some pizazz to your oat milk with flavors? You can easily do this! One of the great things about making your own oat milk is that you can customize it to your liking, for example:
- Add in cocoa powder for a chocolate flavor
- Add in fresh strawberries, bananas, or blue to make it fruity
- Use more or less sweetener to satisfy what you're craving
In less than 10 minutes, you'll have 48 ounces of delicious, clean, and homemade oat milk. It's the perfect addition to your morning coffee, smoothies, and baking. Plus, it's a great option for anyone with dietary restrictions or allergies.
Lastly, here are a list of ways you can use your homemade oat milk:
- In your coffee or tea as a dairy-free milk alternative
- As a dairy-free option in recipes such as baking, smoothies, and soups
- As a dairy-free alternative in cereal
- Drink it straight as a refreshing and nutritious beverage
- Use it as a base for making oat milk latte
- Use it in oatmeal instead of water for a creamier texture
- Use it in pancakes, waffles, and other baked goods
- Use it in savory recipes such as mac and cheese and creamy soups
Homemade oat milk is an easy, versatile, and delicious option that can be used in a variety of ways to fit your dietary needs and taste preferences. So, next time you're in need of oat milk, give this recipe a try. I promise it's super easy and you'll love the taste and cost savings. I actually think it tastes better than store-bought oat milk!