Oat milk is a delicious and creamy plant-based, non-dairy milk. All you need to make this homemade oatmeal is oatmeal, water and a blender. Making oat milk yourself is so easy! Scroll down and find the recipe, as well as useful preparation tips and tricks and our secret ingredient!
You can make your own oat milk at home! Find out here how…
Homemade oat milk is a healthy dairy-free drink
There are so many non-dairy milk options out there these days, including almond milk, cashew milk, hemp milk, and even homemade banana milk.
But oat milk has taken the world by storm in recent years and its popularity has skyrocketed.
You’ve probably seen them at the market or in your favorite coffee shop. No wonder, as it’s one of the creamiest non-dairy milks around with just the right amount of sweetness and perfect for those with nut sensitivities.
Make oat milk yourself – DIY oat drink and other plant-based alternatives to cow’s milk
Not only is oat milk one of the easiest vegan milks to make at home, it also tastes great. It literally takes 20 minutes to prepare and only requires 2 ingredients and some water. It is the perfect solution when you urgently need a non-dairy milk: both for baking and for drinking. And this recipe contains a secret ingredient for healthier teeth and for a better taste and color of the drink!
Healthy non-dairy milk made from oatmeal
Why should you make your own oat milk?
You don’t have to be vegan or lactose intolerant to make plant-based milk at home. Sometimes it’s good to include non-dairy products in our diet. Homemade oat milk has a pleasant taste and texture and is rich in vitamins and minerals. It is also more allergy-friendly than almond or soy milk. And last but not least, it is very easy to prepare.
What ingredients do you need?
For this recipe, all you need is cold water, rolled oats, and a secret ingredient for a mild sweetness and milky color: xylitol. This is a low carb sweetener, also known as sugar alcohol. Xylitol is believed to support dental health because it does not encourage the bacteria that cause tooth decay to multiply.
If you don’t have xylitol available, you can use another sweetener that dissolves easily in cold water, e.g. B. Maple syrup, which would give your oat milk a brownish tint.
It’s that easy to make oat milk yourself
Preparation tips for best results
The preparation of the oat milk works in two simple steps: processing the oat flakes soaked in water and then straining the milk through a sieve into a jug. As simple as it is, there are a few details you need to pay attention to so that the milk gets the best possible consistency.
The following tips will help you:
Only use cold water, not lukewarm or warm, but cold. Otherwise, you risk the milk becoming slimy, like when preparing oatmeal.
Do not process the oatmeal in the food processor for too long. This could generate heat and make the milk slimy. 20 seconds at high speed ensure a perfect result.
Strain the mixture through an additional sieve. For example, you can use a fine mesh strainer and place double cheesecloth over it.
Ingredients may vary slightly, but by and large you need oatmeal and water
How could you use the leftover oatmeal?
If you don’t know what to do with the leftover oat milk, there are tons of oat recipes you can use it in, such as easy oat bars. You can also add leftover oatmeal to cookies, cereal, or a smoothie for a nutrient boost.
Put all the ingredients in the blender and process briefly
Make oat milk yourself – recipe
- 1 cup/ 90g rolled oats
- 4 cups/ 900ml water
- 1-2 tablespoons xylitol
- Place the rolled oats, water and sweetener in a blender.
- Process for 20 seconds.
- Use a fine-mesh sieve and cheesecloth or a clean t-shirt to strain and squeeze the milk. However, avoid squeezing too much.
In a few steps and in less than 20 minutes you have your homemade oat milk!
Making oat milk yourself is very easy!
Maple syrup can be substituted for xylitol, but this would change the color of the milk. To keep them white and avoid extra carbs, you can also use erythritol.
Store homemade oat milk in a bottle or mason jar for 3-4 days.
Enjoy your homemade oat drink!