Eating more plant- based is good for your health and also for the environment. The best part is you can be as plant- based as you want to be. Even baby steps make a huge impact.
Today, I will share a foolproof recipe for making oat milk at home that literally takes only 30 seconds to make.
Quick Oat Milk Recipe
Rolled oats – 1 cup
Water – 900 ml
Ice cubes – about 7 or 8
Add the oats, water, and ice to your blender jar.
Blend on high for 25 to 30 seconds only
Pour the milk through the fine mesh filter. Do NOT press the pulp with a spoon. Just allow it to filter through naturally
Once all the milk has gone through, transfer the milk via the smaller mesh filter to another vessel
Now transfer to a glass bottle and store in the fridge for up to 5 days.
- Always use cold water to blend the oats.
- Do not over-blend the oats. Between 20 and 30 seconds is more than enough
- Do not strain the milk through a nut milk bag or a muslin cloth. Don’t use a spoon to press the pulp through the mesh strainer.
- Do not soak the oats prior to blending. Just add directly to the blender.
- Rolled oats work best for this recipe. But, you can try this with quick-cooking oats too. Steel-cut oats don’t work that well.
- All these tips will ensure that the milk stays non-slimy
- When kept in the fridge, homemade oat milk will separate. This is normal since we don’t add any thickening agents or emulsifiers. Just shake the bottle well before use and it’s good to go.
- Like other plant milks, do not heat oat milk. It’s best when used cold. If you want to add it to hot coffee or tea, just warm the milk for 10 seconds and add the decoction to it.
- Use the leftover oat pulp in your baking recipes such as muffins, cookies, brownies or granola (Recipe shared earlier). You can also add them to smoothies, overnight oats or pancakes.