Oat milk has cornered a large portion of the dairy free market recently and with good reason. It tastes great and has a very low impact on the environment. Nutritionally, it’s rich in Vitamins and Minerals as it’s usually fortified. Which is why if you want easy, cheap Oat Milk, this recipe has got you covered. All you’ll need is:
- 1 Cup (240 grams) Oats – rolled oats is best
- 4 Cups (1 Litre Approx) of Water
Throw the oats and water into a blender and blend for 30-45 seconds. Try not to blend too long or you will draw out too much starch and the milk will become thick and gloopy. Once blended, strain through a fine material – I’ve found it’s better to use an old cotton T-Shirt or perhaps a Thin Tea Towel. For best results, strain once, throw away the pulp and then strain again to make doubly sure you’ve filtered as much as possible.
Troubleshooting and FAQ:
Is Oat Milk GF (Gluten Free)?– If you’re looking for a Gluten Free Milk, make sure you buy certified GF Oats as it’s not always certain whether Gluten will be present.
How Long will it Last?If kept in the fridge, you can expect it to last up to 5 days. You’ll know when it’s gone off because it will smell bad.
My Milk is Slimy/Too Thick?There are many reasons why this can happen:
Don’t leave the Oats to Soak. This releases the Starch which will thicken your milk.
Heating your milk excessively can cause it to thicken to an undesirable consistency.
Over blending is the main cause. Try not to blend any longer than 30-45 Seconds
My Milk separates when I don’t use It?This is Completely normal as the Oats are never fully soluble. Simply shake the milk and it will be fine to use.
Oat Milk doesn’t have to be complicated and is a very easy product to make. If you find the flavour is too bland for you, try adding Vanilla Essence, Salt or any Syrup/Sweetener of your choice when blending. You can even get more adventurous and add Cacao for a Antioxidant Rich Cocoa Kick. Let me know what strange Oat Milk Variations you have made in the comments!