My new favourite milk is oat milk. It tastes amazing in lattes, it's great to pour on top of cereal and perfect for baking. All in all, the perfect milk! Did I mention it was vegan AND gluten free? PLUS, super inexpensive to make.
In an attempt to try to lessen my processed food consumption and simultaneously save money, I decided to make my own milk. Luckily enough a fellow grammer, Brownyn Schillani, posted her oat milk recipe, which reminded me that it was insanely easy and that I must do a tutorial for anyone interested.
With a little tweaking to my friends recipe (hellllllllllo maple syrup ) I managed to make my own version of my favourite milk and it turned out amazing. Check out my step by step tutorial on my highlighted Instagram story and/or check out my post below!
Here's what you are going to need, along with a high speed blender and strainer/cheesecloth.
1 cup oats - I used organic. You can also use steel cut oats.
3.5 cups filtered water
1.5 tbsp pure maple syrup
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
Optional, a pinch of fine sea salt
Optional, 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
Rinse and drain 1 cup of oats.
Place oats into a bowl and cover with water, enough to fill the bowl and submerge the oats.
Soak for 20 minutes. Soak longer, if desired. Soaking helps soften the oats and makes it easier to digest.
After soaking, rinse and drain the oats very well. (Very important!)
Scoop oats into your blender and add 3.5 cups water. (You can add or remove more water, depending on the desired thickness of milk)
Cover and turn blender onto a low speed, slowly increasing the speed. Blend at the highest speed for about 10 seconds only.
Place a strainer over a large bowl and pour the oat milk very slowly.
Using a spoon, gently push down on the oat pulp so the milk flows through to strainer.
Clean out your blender and strainer. (throwing out the oat pulp)
Strainer again, this time pouring the oat milk back into the blender.
Add 1.5 tbsp maple syrup, 1 tsp vanilla and *optionals* to the oat milk.
Turn on the blender for another 5-10 seconds.
You can strain again or simply pour the oat milk into a clean jar
*Make sure to store in the fridge. *The oat milk WILL separate, there are no additives (YAY!) so remember to give it a GOOD shake before use. *Can last in the fridge, in a sealed jar/container for 4-5 days.