How to Make Oat Milk Recipe

How to Make Oat Milk Recipe – This easy oat milk recipe is an easy, creamy, dairy-free, and vegan solution to enjoy with your coffee and more!

How to Make Oat Milk Recipe - This easy oat milk recipe is an easy, creamy, dairy-free, and vegan solution to enjoy with your coffee and more! // addapinch.com

I love learning ways to make recipes that meet special dietary needs or personal preferences for dishes. This homemade oat milk recipe is one of the ones that I tried and tried and tried over the past few months so that I could replicate those delicious Starbuck’s coffees with oat milk! 🙂

Let me just tell you friends, this creamy, rich, dairy-free oat milk adds so much flavor to your coffee, cereal, overnight oats, and really any dish! 

How to Make Homemade Oat Milk Recipe

How to Make Oat Milk Recipe - This easy oat milk recipe is an easy, creamy, dairy-free, and vegan solution to enjoy with your coffee and more! // addapinch.com

There are just a few basic ingredients for this oat milk.

The only required ingredients are oats and water, but you can also add flavor to your oat milk by including vanilla extract and a pinch of kosher or sea salt.

If you like your oat milk on the sweeter side, you can also sweeten with maple syrup. It makes for a delicious oat milk creamer in the mornings!

How to Make Oat Milk Recipe

How to Make Oat Milk Recipe - This easy oat milk recipe is an easy, creamy, dairy-free, and vegan solution to enjoy with your coffee and more! // addapinch.com

To make the homemade oat milk, you begin by adding your oats to a large bowl and then covering them with clean water. I like to let my oats soak for 15 minutes.

Once the oats have soaked, I then pour the soaked oats through a sieve (or strainer) and rinse them repeatedly, but at least 3 times. You want to make sure that your oats are well rinsed so that the consistency of the oat milk is perfect.

Next, you add your rinsed oats to a blender. Add your three cups of clear water to the soaked oats and any of the optional add-ins that you’d like to include such as vanilla extract, salt, and/ or maple syrup. If you are planning to use your oat milk in both sweet and savory dishes, then I would recommend not including the vanilla extract and maple syrup at this point so that you can use in a wider variety of dishes.

Blend your soaked oats and water until smooth, about 1 minute in a high-speed blender. Then, pour the blended oats and water through a sieve to strain away any oat bits. I generally recommend straining about 2-3 times to make sure that your oat milk is as smooth as possible.

If you are using your oat milk in coffee as a creamer, you should be at the perfect consistency. If you’d like it thinner, add up to another cup of clear water to your oat milk.

Pour your oat milk into a container with a tight fitting lid and store in the refrigerator for up to a week.

As you begin to use your oat milk, shake it well before using and then use as you would any other milk called for in a recipe. Realize that the oat milk does have a distinct oat flavor and try to use it in recipes that you know it would taste delicious.

How to Make Oat Milk Recipe - This easy oat milk recipe is an easy, creamy, dairy-free, and vegan solution to enjoy with your coffee and more! // addapinch.com

Here’s my Homemade Oat Milk Recipe. I hope you enjoy it!

How to Make Oat Milk Recipe - This easy oat milk recipe is an easy, creamy, dairy-free, and vegan solution to enjoy with your coffee and more! // addapinch.com
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Homemade Oat Milk Recipe

How to Make Oat Milk Recipe - This easy oat milk recipe is an easy, creamy, dairy-free, and vegan solution to enjoy with your coffee and more!
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade oat milk recipe
Servings: 3 cups
Calories: 124kcal
Author: Robyn Stone

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats

For Soaking

  • water enough to cover the oats

For the Oat Milk

  • 3 cups water

Optional Add Ins for Oat Milk

  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup optional
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract optional
  • 1 pinch salt optional

Instructions

  • Add oats to a large bowl and cover with water. Allow to soak for 15 minutes. 
  • Pour the soaked oats through a sieve and rinse repeatedly, at least three times. 
  • Put the rinsed oats, optional vanilla, optional salt and optional maple syrup into a blender.
  • Cover with around 3 cups water then blend until it smooth, about 1 minute with a high-speed blender. 
  • Pour through a strainer into a large pitcher. Discard the small pieces of oats left in the strainer. Repeat until the oat milk is smooth, about 2 more times. 
  • Pour the oat milk into a container with a tight fitting lid, such as a Mason jar. Store in the refrigerator for up to a week. Shake well before use. 

Video

Notes

If you are planning to use your homemade oat milk in a variety of sweet and savory dishes, I recommend including the vanilla extract and maple syrup only at the time of use. 
Thinner Oat Milk:
If you prefer your oat milk to have a thinner consistency, add up to another cup of water, making sure to blend well. 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 124kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 27mg | Potassium: 112mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1.2mg

Enjoy!
Robyn xo

8 comments on “How to Make Oat Milk Recipe”

  1. I’m sure you said it and I’m missing it, but the water we add to the blender is fresh water?  Not the original strained water?

  2. Doesn’t look very creamy when poured into the coffee. My hopes were up but I guess I just need to give up coffee. LOL

  3. Robyn, this sounds interesting. Can you share some of the recipes where you use the Oat Milk?

    Thank you!

    • Hi Bobbie,
      I love it in my morning coffee, but I also have used it as a replacement for the milk called for in so many recipes. The ones that I started with also contained oats so that the oat flavor wasn’t “weird” in the recipe: overnight oats, steel cut oatmeal, etc as well as my morning smoothies. I’ve been using it in my banana bread and even pancakes lately and absolutely love it!

  4. Looking good thanks for the post.

    • I was so tired of going to the grocery store and having the oatmilk shelf empty again— sold out!  I made this version and I think it is delicious! 1tsp of vanilla is very mild in flavor, i will probably add a bit more next time, and I love the idea of adding maple! Thanks Robin!!

      • I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Paula! Yes, it is so hard to find it in stock at many groceries lately and I especially knowing every little thing that went into it! 🙂

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