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This Oat Milk Recipe is delicious, smooth and creamy, and incredibly easy to make at home. Perfect for morning tea and lattes. It keeps refrigerated for a week and takes merely 5 minutes to make… if that!
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Oat milk has joined the ranks of almond, rice, and soy milk. And is a trendy and yes, delicious, vegan alternative to dairy milk.
And versatile? It adds a delicious element to a morning cup of coffee and froths better than either almond or soy milk. If you’re a baker, many prefer replacing dairy with plant-based vegan oat milk because of its more neutral flavor. It’s a simple, 1-to-1 swap.
Learn how to make it at home with this simple oat milk recipe that’s smooth and creamy for adding to coffee, baking, and more.
How Easy Oat Milk to Make at Home?
I’ve been hooked on oat milk for a while. Making it at home has revolutionized my afternoon lattes. It’s ready for me anytime I have that craving.
Unlike other non-dairy milk recipes, oat milk is simple to make at home. There is no need to soak the oats or nut milk bags required. It takes minutes to make with simple ingredients I’m sure you already have on hand.
Oat Milk Ingredients
The exact measurements are in the recipe card at the bottom of this post. Here’s all you need to make this oat milk recipe:
- Old fashioned oats
- Filtered water
- Vanilla extract
- Maple Syrup (or honey): Both work great. Maple syrup is a vegan option I love but honey works equally well when the men in your house used the last of the syrup in a round of Saturday whole wheat waffles!
How Long Does Homemade Oat Milk Keep?
This oat milk recipe will keep in a lidded container in the refrigerator for 5 to 7 days.
What Equipment You Need to Make Oat Milk at Home
One of the benefits of making your own oat milk recipe is that it requires little equipment. Here’s all you need to make your own at home.
- Blender: a powerful blender makes this process super quick and easy.
- Fine mesh strainer: You will need a strainer to remove oat pulp after blending.
- Lidded container for the refrigerator.
Oat Milk Nutrition
If you’re thinking of adding oat milk to your diet, here’s what you need to know about its health benefits.
Oats are 100% whole grain, which means they are filled with fiber, plant-based B vitamins, and minerals like iron, calcium, and magnesium.
They are linked with a reduced risk of heart disease, improved cholesterol levels, and blood sugar control. The fiber also provides prebiotics which helps needed friendly bacteria to thrive and has been shown to improve immunity and gut health.
How to Make Oat Milk
Making delicious oat milk is incredibly easy! Unlike almond milk, there is no wringing the liquid from a nut milk bag. It requires a quick blending and a couple of strains through a fine-mesh strainer.
Tip: When straining the liquid, there will be a bit of liquid and oat pulp left in the strainer. For the creamiest and smoothiest oat milk, do not squeeze and press this through the strainer. Discard it and strain one more time. Otherwise, the milk can end up grainy and a bit slimy.
- Blend. Add the oats and water to a high-powered blender. I don’t have a fancy blender, and it works beautifully in mine. Blend for about 30 seconds, or until the water looks creamy and white. Be careful not to over blend for the best texture.
- Strain. Place a fine-mesh strainer over a large bowl and pour the oat milk through it. Discard any liquid or oat pulp from the strainer. You can also strain the liquid one more time for the smoothest texture.
- Chill. While it can be used the second it’s strained, I think the flavor is best when refrigerated and cold. There is no need to shake the milk before using it. Let any residue settle at the bottom of the container.
Using Oat Milk in Recipes
In baking, it’s best with sweet recipes like muffins, quick bread, cookies, and more rather than savory recipes.
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- 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
- 3 cups water
- 2 teaspoons maple syrup (or honey)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- pinch fine sea salt
- Combine the oats, water, honey, vanilla, and salt in a high-speed blender and blend for 30-60 seconds.
- Using a fine-mesh strainer, pour the milk into a bowl and discard any remaining liquid or oat pulp. For the creamiest texture, strain one more time.
- Taste and adjust the maple syrup (or honey) if necessary. Store in a lidded container in the refrigerator. It's delicious when chilled overnight.
How Long Can Homemade Oat Milk Keep?
Store the homemade oat milk in a lidded container and refrigerate up to 1 week.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 49Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 41mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g