How to make Oat Milk
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Learn to make Oat Milk right at home with just a few simple ingredients and only a few minutes of time! It’s naturally sweetened with Medjool dates and results in the creamiest and most delicious dairy-free milk that you’ll ever make at home!
I’m partnering up once again with Natural Delights which is my GO TO source for fresh and delicious Medjool dates. When making Oat Milk at home, I usually use 1-2 Medjool dates in my recipe for a slight touch of sweetness. This is especially great if you’re using the milk to bake with or in something simple like cereal or oatmeal.
I love how versatile dates are! I’ve been making lots of fun baked goods with them lately (such as THESE Date Nuts bars and THESE Homemade Snicker Bars). However, we also eat them on their own a lot. It’s such an energizing and filling little snack when I want something sweet but am trying to really nourish my body.
Have you tried making oat milk at home yet? It’s SO so easy (like shockingly easy) and a lot cheaper than buying it in stores. Unlike homemade nut milks that require a large quantity of expensive nuts, oat milk simply needs 1 cup of old fashioned oats.
You can easily make a batch of oat milk at home for just about $1 in ingredients! Much better than the $4-5 price tag of a carton of store bought oat milk. AND I love that you can sweeten + flavor it any way that you’d like.
Oat Milk Ingredients:
The ingredients for making oat milk are very simple and easily adjustable depending on your preferences. Here’s what we’re working with:
- Old fashioned oats
- Medjool dates (these are optional but I love the added sweetness!)
- Pinch of salt
- Vanilla extract (optional)
How to make Oat Milk:
This recipe is SO simple which I love it for. There’s no soaking required and the whole thing comes together in just a few quick minutes.
Add all of your ingredients to a high powered blender and blend for just about 1 minute. You don’t want to over blend the oat milk or else you risk it turning out very slimy (bleh!). Once full blended, simply run the oat mixture through a nut bag or lint free cloth to filter out any chunks left. The result will be a thick and creamy dairy-free milk!
If you get your Natural Delights Medjool Dates fresh, you shouldn’t need to soak them at all. I never do and they blend up perfectly into the oat milk with no chunks left over.
How to make Oat Milk Creamer:
I LOVE making oat milk creamer at home! It’s so ultra thick and creamy and by far my favorite thing to put in my morning coffee.
To make a thicker oat milk, simply add LESS water to the blender. For traditional oat milk, I use about 4 1/2 cups of water but for oat milk creamer, I typically use just 3- 3 1/2 cups of water.
It’s that simple! From there, you can flavor it any way you’d like or leave it plain depending on your preferences.
Oats are naturally gluten free HOWEVER, many oats are processed and packaged in facilities where cross contamination is likely. If you want to ensure that you homemade oat milk if gluten free, buy old fashioned oats that are specifically designated as gluten free.
Oat milk is a healthy, dairy free milk option and one of our favorites! Like everything, drink it in moderation. It’s higher in calories than almond milk but since it’s nut-free, it’s a great option for those with nut allergies or if you simply want a dairy free milk that’s creamier and thicker than most nut milks.
The calories in your oat milk will depend slightly on how it’s made. But the average cup of oat milk has about 120 calories in it.
Oat milk has a mild oat-y taste but is largely flavorless (unless flavor is added). The texture is slightly thicker than average milk and it’s very creamy similar to coconut milk.
As usual, if you end up making this recipe, be sure to come back and let me know what you think! Or snap a quick photo and tag me on Instagram @foodwithfeeling! I ALWAYS love to see what y’all are making from the blog!
And thanks again to Natural Delights for sponsoring this post!Print
Learn how to make oat milk at home with just a few simple and inexpensive ingredients that you likely already have on hand!
- 1 cup of rolled oats old fashioned
- 3.5–4.5 cups of water depending on how thick you want it. Use 4.5 for traditional oat milk and 3.5 for a thicker milk like a creamer
- ⅛ teaspoon of salt
- 1–2 Natural Delights Medjool dates, pitted*
- Optional for flavoring: 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- Place all of the ingredients in a high powdered blender and blend for right at 1 minute. I blend mine just until there are no chunks left but some small chunks are fine as we’ll sift them out. You really do NOT want to over blend the oat milk or else it will end up slimy and very unpleasant to drink. 45 seconds- 1 minute is usually perfect.
- Strain the oat milk by placing a nut milk bag or lint free towel over top of a large bowl, pour in the oat milk and carefully lift up the cloth so that the milk can strain through it.
- Discard the pulp and store the milk in an air tight container in the refrigerator for 1 week.
*The dates are optional for sweetness. I really love mine slightly sweetened since I use it mostly for cereal and to put in my coffee. If you’re unsure of the sweetness levels, I’d start with one date your first time.
- Prep Time: 2 minutes
- Blend time: 1 minute
- Category: milk
- Method: blender
- Cuisine: american
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