We’ve been making our own oat milk for a few months now, we’re really enjoying experimenting and it’s saved us loads of money already! I’ve been telling lots of people about how easy it is to make your own, so thought I’d share my quick and easy recipe on how to make your own oat milk.
Oats are amazing! Not only are they whole grain and gluten-free, they’re also rich in vital vitamins, fibre, antioxidants and minerals. They have also been known to be a great benefit to mothers producing milk breastmilk, big bonus for me at the moment!
– Super healthy and dairy free.
– Save money, we save about £2-3 a week.
– No added extra chemicals. You make it, you know exactly what’s going into your body.
– There’s no waste or cardboard.
– Make it to your own taste adding flavours and experimenting as you wish!
100g Oats – organic if possible
700ml filtered water
Vanilla essence or sweetener if desired
- Soak oats overnight then drain, discard the water they’ve been drained in.
- Rinse oats thoroughly until water runs clear.
- Add soaked oats and filtered water to the blender to make the oat milk base, I blitz for 20-30 seconds.
- Strain milk by pouring it through a nut milk bag (I use a muslin cloth as I have plenty of them at the moment) into a large bowl. When you have strained all the milk out you can get rid of the oat pulp.
- I like a slight vanilla taste to mine, combine the milk and 2-3 teaspoons of vanilla essence to the blender once more for a final blast.
- Pop your oat milk in the fridge, you can keep it fresh for 3-4 days. Remember to shake well before each use!
Of corse you don’t have to just use oats, but these are by far the cheapest. You can experiment with this recipe and all sorts of other plant alternatives such as almond, coconut, walnut, and hazelnut milk (adding coco powder is delicous with this one).
I hope you enjoy making your own! Tag me in @mancmamabee and let me know if you try this – would love to see your creations!