How To Make Oat Milk

How To Make Oat Milk

Just one cup of oats, which costs pennies at the supermarket, is enough to make two cups of milk.

Oat milk is simply rolled oats and water blended together then strained to leave the pulp behind. The result is easy, creamy, DIY oat milk! A quick and easy 2-ingredient, 5-minute way to make homemade oat milk! Naturally creamy and sweet, and perfect for smoothies, granola, and more!

How to Make Oat Milk

To make oat milk simply add 1 cup rolled oats + 2 cups water to a high-speed blender and blend on high for 30-35 seconds. Then strain through a clean milk bag or  for best results.

We found nut milk bags let too much pulp through. Fine mesh strainers also let too much pulp through, so we don’t recommend using them.

This method yields creamy oat milk every time that’s perfect for adding to coffeematchacerealoatsand more!

If you would like to make a larger amount at once, simply double or triple the recipe.

How to make Flavored Oat Milk

Oat milk will keep for 4 to 5 days in the fridge. It will separate as it sits; stir very well before using. If you’re going to use the oat milk for drinking, rather than cooking, you can sweeten it to taste with a little honey or other liquid sweetener, and flavor it with vanilla, spices, cocoa powder, or fruit syrup.

Oat Milk FAQs

How do you make oat milk not slimy?

  • Over-blending can make the oat milk slimy in texture, which is why we recommend blending for about 30-45 seconds.
  • Soaking your oats can also make the oats more prone to sliminess. Just add to the blender with water and blend!
  • Sometimes heating your oat milk can make it become slimy, so we don’t recommend it. Good news: We have an oat milk recipe coming soon that’s inspired by Oatly Barista milk and is perfect for heating / frothing!
  • We recommend straining twice to remove any of that excess starch which can also lend to a slimy texture.
  • We recommend straining with a towel or clean t-shirt as nut milk bags and fine mesh strainers let too much pulp through.

Can you use steel cut or quick oats to make oat milk?
In our experience, rolled oats are the way to go. Steel cut oats are too unprocessed and make less creamy milk. Rolled oats  are just right and make nice and creamy oat milk. And quick cooking oats are too finely processed and tend to create slimier oat milk.

Is oat milk gluten-free?
This can be controversial as some consider even gluten-free oats to be problematic for those with gluten sensitivity and celiac disease. But in our experience, certified gluten-free oats make oat milk gluten-free

How long does oat milk last?
Well sealed in the refrigerator, oat milk should last about 5 days. You’ll know it’s gone bad when it smells funny.

Why did my oat milk separate?
Separation is totally normal with oat milk and many other dairy-free milks. Simply shake well before use!

Enjoy!

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