This Ultra Creamy Homemade Oat Milk is the perfect plant-based milk option and is sure to become the newest craze in your household. Completely versatile and enjoyed in anything that requires milk, this recipe is one that will be the staple for everyone involved. Simply soak your oats for a few minutes, drain, rinse, blend, and strain. Completely Gluten-Free, Nut-free, and Vegan!
This Ultra Creamy Homemade Oat Milk is definitely a recipe that has become a staple for me these days. Lately, I’ve noticed a major trend of homemade milks and I actually can admit that I’ve never attempted to make my own!
Honestly, I think that this is mostly due to the fact that I have 2 main brands that are my go-to when it comes to plant-based milks—Califia Farms and So Delicious and they’re amazing, so why make my own, right? Haha. Whelp. I’ve since given into the trend and I must say that I’m glad I did.
Making my own Oat Milk was such an experience, although the steps are minimal and the ingredients are literally only a handful and the process is SUPER EASY. However, the perfecting of it takes a few tries since the slightest offset can create a completely different outcome when it comes to texture—think ooey gooey milk instead of creamy. I know.
GF rolled oats
If you aren’t familiar, oats are super nutritious! They include a great source of carbs, fiber (the soluble kind!), protein, and fat. In addition, they are loaded with important vitamins, minerals, and antioxidant.
Other great benefits:
When properly stored in the refrigerator, oat milk lasts for up to 1 week, at best. Usually, I like to consume my batch within the first 2-3 days. The great thing is that making a new batch isn’t hard at all.
Of course, it depends on your preference and time. However, making anything homemade gives you more control in the ingredients used. Store-bought oat milk might be filled with added sugars, thickeners, and salts, which aren’t that good for you, depending on the brand.
Absolutely! Dates are a great sweetener option, however, if you aren’t a fan of their taste or might be allergic to them, you can simply adjust the amount of Agave used as a replacer.
Yup! To ensure that your oats blends to an incredibly smooth consistency along with your other ingredients, it’s super important that you let your oats soak in fresh water for 15-20 minutes.
When it comes to most plant-based milks, there is always some form of controversy! The most popular—Almond Milk has now gotten a lot of bad rap for not being as healthy as we thought (that’s a whole other topic!), therefore, Oat Milk as the newest trend has become the New It!
While I still use Almond Milk (pretty heavily in my recipe, I must add!), Oat Milk is definitely a great option for those who are allergic or intolerant to dairy and even gluten (ensuring that you purchase the GF version of your oats).
Oat Milk also has a great source of fiber (obviously from the oats) and B Vitamins, and other great minerals. Lastly, they are great at providing energy since they are higher in carbohydrates.
Lately, I’ve been asked for advice on keeping things interesting, especially when eating a plant-based or vegan diet. While I’m not a total Herbivore, my family and I make a commitment to eating most things that are Vegan. To start, I’d recommend reading our latest article, How to Best Transition into a Plant-Based or Vegan Diet, which best explains how to keep your focus and continue on with eating healthy.
Ultra Creamy Homemade Oat Milk.