Homemade oat milk
I love my homemade muesli or a vibrant smoothie in the morning. And my go to milk for both is generally soya or oat milk. Whilst on the Vegan UK Facebook Group I came across someone who made their own oat milk. So I thought I’d give it a try
Here’s how it worked out
This is a short video of how I got on. All the instructions are also below
- Simply take one cup of oats. If you haven’t got a ‘cup’ it equates to 100g
- tip the oats in to a bowl and cover with water
- leave to soak for at least 2 hours or overnight
- Strain the oats and throw away the water – at this point the liquid is not oat milk!
- Add the oats to a blender, food processor nutribullet (this will have to be done in two batches)
- add 3 cups of fresh cold water – tap water is perfectly acceptable but you can use bottled or filtered, its up to you
- add a pinch of salt and 1tsp vanilla extract
- blend until the oats have disappeared – about 1minute
- strain the mixture through a fine sieve or muslin
- put the oat milk into a clean jar or jug and keep in the fridge for up to 4-5 days
- A leftover commercial oat milk bottle that has been washed out with hot water also makes the perfect container!
- Don’t throw the blended oats away either; they can be used in your porridge, made into delicious oat pancakes, using your fresh oat milk or turned in to a wheat free cheese sauce, using your milk and yeast flakes
The finished product!
And there you go. If you have any other adaptations then please share and let me know how you get on