Homemade Oat Milk [Non-Slimy Recipe!]

Homemade Oat Milk [Non-Slimy Recipe!]

Have you ever wondered how oat milk is made? This homemade oat milk recipe is easy to make with step-by-step instructions that teach you how. Oat milk has never been easier with this nutritious and good-for-the-planet recipe.

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Oat milk is very much in trend these days. And for good reason! It’s a delicious, plant-based option that’s easy on the digestion and the planet. Now don’t get me wrong, I love me some good almond milk (try these Homemade Almond Milk!) But did you know that almond is one of the most water consuming crops? The almond business is booming here in California, but it’s also putting a huge strain on our already fragile water supply.

So I decided it is time to explore some other options out there. There are some store-bought versions out there – namely Otley- but they can be expensive and almost always have some sort of added oil (usually canola) to act as an emulsifier and lots of sugar. Homemade oat milk definitely doesn’t require an emulsifier and is actually extremely easy and cost-effective. But before I share some tips to make this oat milk recipe, here are some of your questions answered:

What is oat milk?

The name sounds pretty obvious but basically it’s a delicious, vegan, plant-based milk substitute made from rolled oats. You essentially soak raw oats, grind them with water and then strain them. Since oats are quite cheap and accessible, it is a great option for those who want to reduce their dairy-consumption without putting a big strain on their wallet.

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Is Oat Milk Good For You?

Absolutely! Oat milk has lots of benefits, including fiber, plant-based protein, B vitamins, and minerals including iron, calcium, and magnesium. It’s safe to say that oat milk is the healthiest for you and dairy-free milk. In full transparency, it doesn’t contain nearly as much calcium as conventional milk, but there are plenty of other sources for protein that don’t include cow’s milk. If you’re switching just make sure you know about it.

Ingredients in Homemade Oat Milk

The process is very simple. All you need are rolled oats, water and a few other ingredients to add flavor and a touch of sweetness.

  • Quick Cook Oats – buy the quick cook type to speed up the process + we found it makes a less “sticky” mixture but regular rolled oats are fine in a pinch. DO NOT USE STEEL CUT OATS!!!
  • water – for soaking as well as mixing
  • sweetener – We want Maple syrupbut date syrup either Honey works well
  • Spices – A pinch of cinnamon adds some nice flavor – Don’t forget a pinch of salt too!
  • Nut milk bag/cheese cloth/fine mesh strainer or strainer – to filter your mix

Homemade Oat Milk [Step-By-Step]

Step 1: Soak the Oats

Soak your quick cook oats in water for 30 minutes.

Soaking oats in a bowl for oat milk.

Step 2: Drain + Blend

Sieve the oats and then put them in a blender. Pulse about 20 times in a blender or blend for about 30 seconds. The oats will break down but it will not be a completely smooth mixture.

Blend Oats in a Blender for Homemade Oat Milk

Step 3: Strain

Strain your oat milk through a nut milk bag, cheesecloth, or fine mesh strainer into a large bowl.

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Step 4: Sweeten + Store

Stir in sweetener and/or spices, if desired, to taste and pour into a glass bottle or mason jar for storage.

Avoid Soggy Milk + Other Tips for Homemade Oat Milk

Make sure to use quick cook oats and not steel-cut or rolled oats. You can use rolled oats instead of instant cooking but you will need to soak a bit longer and we find it makes for a “thin” mixture.

-For gluten-free people, this oat milk is completely gluten-free as long as you use gluten-free oats

,don’t overdo it, It’s easy to go crazy over blending but this will create a really sticky texture so try to keep blending to a minimum (instructions below)

-Heating your oat milk? Take care to keep the heat on low and only cook for 3-4 minutes as heating for too long will cook the mixture and become gelatinous (no beano!) – separation is normal. Give your oat milk a generous shake before use.

How to use oat milk

You can use homemade oat milk in place of any dairy or non-dairy milk, but here are some suggestions:


Homemade Oat Milk

Have you ever wondered how oat milk is made? This homemade oat milk recipe is easy to make with step-by-step instructions that teach you how. Oat milk has never been easier with this nutritious and good-for-the-planet recipe.

  • Author: Jess Franks
  • prep time: 35 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 0 minutes
  • total time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1X
  • grade: drinks
  • Way: Mix
  • diet: Vegetarian
  1. Soak oats in water for 30 minutes.
  2. Strain the oats then add the oats to your blender along with 3 cups of water
  3. pulse on medium for about 20 pulses or about 30 seconds (do not over blend)
  4. Strain using a nut milk bag or cheesecloth.
  5. Add or mix with liquid sweetener, cinnamon, salt, or any other spices you’d like.
  6. Store in the fridge for up to 1 week. shake before use. Separation is normal.

*Note: If you over blend it the milk will turn gelatinous and sticky. It will also turn into a weird texture if you overheat it. Heat it on medium-low heat for about 3-4 minutes.

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One of my favorite ways to enjoy this recipe is with an Oat Milk Latte! I’ll be honest, it took Jess so many rounds to master this because the texture is a little tricky when it comes to heating oat milk. However, if you follow the directions as outlined, you will enjoy the creamiest latte you’ve ever had. Choose from Matcha, Mocha and Chai – there’s something here for everyone!

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