How To Make Oat Milk (It’s So Easy)

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Are you thinking about using Oat Milk? If you use Certified Gluten-Free Oatmeal, this milk will be gluten-free. It’s important that you make this milk the way you want it because it is truly that easy. I have friends that can only use Oat Milk, which really got me into making it myself.

I’m a huge fan of doing things myself, if I can. You can usually do things a lot cheaper on your own. I’m going to show you how to make Oat Milk, it’s really easy. So don’t worry! In case you missed my post: 14 Reasons I Store Cheap Oatmeal For My Health

How to Make Oat Milk

Whether you have an allergy in your family or you just want to save money, you can do so by making oat milk. I don’t know how many of you have tried it before, but it’s actually really easy to make. You’ll want to gather all of the ingredients and then follow my tips for making oat milk. I promise, it’s way easier than you ever thought possible.

How To Make Oat Milk (It's So Easy)

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Ingredients for Making Oat Milk

I can tell you that I didn’t think it would take many ingredients to make Oat Milk and I was right. I will walk you through the ingredients you need to make it and before long, you’ll be able to make oat milk in no time. Here are some of the ingredients you’ll need.

  • 1 cup Old-Fashioned Oatmeal (uncooked)
  • 4 cups cold water
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla, Stevia, Agave, Honey, or Maple Syrup (optional)
  • 5 Dates (pits removed-I used Organic Medjool Dates)
  • Salt (optional), I did not use any
How To Make Oat Milk (It's So Easy)

Add the cold water with your dates into your blender.

Blending The Dates

Blend the dates until smooth before adding the oatmeal because it sweetens the water.

AddThe Oatmeal To the Dates

Add the oatmeal and blend only for about 10-15 seconds if you are using a Vitamix or BlendTec.

Straining the Oatmeal Liquid

Otherwise, your oat milk may become slimy if you blend longer. Less is best, in other words.

Then strain with a nut bag or clean T-shirt piece of cloth, by letting the milk drip into a bowl.

Staining the Oatmeal

Pour into a quart mason jar and add vanilla to taste. Store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. You can make a bowl of oatmeal with the “pulp”, just add cinnamon, sweetener of choice and heat it up.

How To Make Oat Milk (It's So Easy)

Compare Recipe To Store-Bought Oat Milk

I am a firm believer that everything is better made at home. When you make it yourself, you know exactly what is going in it. Whether you buy it or make it yourself, you have to be willing to compare the prices and the ingredients in it. This is just an example of some oat milk that I found at my local store. The prices may vary from a store near you.

Oat ilk Store-Bought

I found that making it myself was a lot cheaper, but I also had a lot of the ingredients on hand already. You may find that it’s cheaper for you to buy. In my opinion, it’s always fun to try something at least once.

Oat Milk Store-Bought Ingredients

This Homemade Oat Milk literally goes with everything. You can eat a bowl of cereal with it or use oat milk in your favorite recipes in place of the regular milk. Keep in mind, if you are allergic to oatmeal this product isn’t for you.

How Healthy is Oat Milk?

Think about this for a second. Oatmeal is one of the healthiest foods you can buy. Oat milk is very healthy. It has around 3-4 grams of protein per serving. You will also find Vitamin A & D in oat milk, which makes it an even better option if you are looking for a regular milk substitute.

Which is Healthier: Oat Milk or Almond Milk?

Honestly, each type of milk out there brings different nutrients to the table. Oat milk brings lots of nutrients, but so does almond milk. Almond milk is also packed with vitamins and protein. You just have to pick a milk that you love and roll with it. You’ll find each type of milk has a different flavor and texture. Go with what meets your needs best.

Is Oat Milk Good for Weightloss?

If you’re looking to lose weight and would like a yummy alternative to cow’s milk, it is low in calories. You’ll love the option of being able to have a low-calorie milk for all of your favorite recipes.

Homemade Oat Milk Recipe

Oat Milk (Old-Fashioned Oats)
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
mins
Total Time
5 mins
 
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 quart
Author: Linda Loosli
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Old-Fashioned Oatmeal (uncooked)
  • 4 cups cold water
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla, Stevia, Agave, Honey, or Maple Syrup (optional)
  • 5 Dates (pits removed-I used Organic Medjool Dates)
  • Salt (optional) I did not use any
Instructions
  1. Add the cold water with your dates into your blender. Blend the dates until smooth before adding the oatmeal, because it sweetens the water. Add the oatmeal and blend only for about 10-15 seconds if you are using a Vitamix or BlendTec. Otherwise, your oat milk may become slimy. Less is best, in other words. Then strain with a nut bag or clean T-shirt piece of cloth, by letting the milk drip into a bowl. Pour into a quart mason jar and add vanilla to taste. Store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Final Word

The next time you’re up for a little kitchen fun, take the time to learn how to make oat milk. It’s honestly one of the easiest milk varieties I’ve ever made. I use it in as many recipes as I can because I know it has a lot of nutritional value. Teach yourself how to make this milk and also pass it on to your friends and family. May God bless this world, Linda.

11 thoughts on “How To Make Oat Milk (It’s So Easy)

  • June 12, 2020 at 9:03 am
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    can you do anything with the pulp? it kills me to throw anything away these days. thanks

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    • June 12, 2020 at 9:09 am
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      Hi Joe, yes, you make oatmeal cereal. Just add some cinnamon or raisins, and heat it up. Linda

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  • June 12, 2020 at 11:45 am
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    What is the reason for the dates? and the vanilla and/or sweeteners? I would think that if I am making this, I would not want any sweetening or flavors added to it until I am making something specific. For example, when I purchase almond milk, I get the unsweetened, unflavored so that I can use it for savory dishes. If I want sweetened and flavored (vanilla for example) I add that when I want it.

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    • June 12, 2020 at 2:27 pm
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      Hi Leanne, this is my daughter’s recipe. She came for the weekend and helped me with the post. She uses dates for a lot of things. You are right, you could skip the dates, shes uses them for the nutrition. I know a lot of people are trying to stay away from dairy and so I was excited to try making it. It was so fun! Linda

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      • June 12, 2020 at 2:31 pm
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        Linda ~
        Don’t get me wrong – I love dates BUT I don’t think I would want to have dates in my “milk” if I am going to use some for, say, macaroni and cheese!! or scalloped potatoes. In a smoothy I would use dates and sweetener though.

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        • June 12, 2020 at 2:39 pm
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          Hi Leanne, oh my gosh, you are so right!!! Making oat milk was so new to me. Now I have the giggles! Linda

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  • August 2, 2020 at 7:58 am
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    Thank you for the recipe, Linda…I will definitely give oat milk a try (without the dates). I am also making almond milk today for the first time. My question is, can these milks be substituted for cow’s milk in recipes that call for milk? Thank you in advance,

    Linda G

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    • August 2, 2020 at 9:05 am
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      Hi Linda, I would think you could substitute any milk, it will change the flavor but it’s healthier than cow’s milk. I don’t drink any milk, but more than half of my family is vegan. so no dairy. I have never made almond milk, I love hearing this!! Linda

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