I recently started making my own dairy-free milk using oats! I liked using oats because they are less expensive than nuts and it is quicker to make oat milk because there is a shorter soak time. I have noticed that separation does occur so make sure to store in a bottle with a lid and shake before use. Oat milk should last about 4-5 days in the fridge.
1 cup gluten-free rolled oats
2 fresh medoolan dates
1 tbsp cacao powder
5 cups filtered water
- Soak oats in 1 cup filtered water for at least an hour.
- Add soaked oats to a blender. Add 4 more cups of filtered water, medoolan dates (remove pits), and cacao powder. Blend until fully mixed- this takes me about 30 seconds using my Vitamix blender.
- Pour contents of the blender throw a nut milk bag over a clean bowl. I use Ellie’s Best Bigger Better Nut Milk Bag (#ad #sponsored). I have a discount code for 10% off Ellie’s Best (WELLBYMEL) which is listed in the Discount Codes section of my blog.
- Squeeze the nut milk bag until all of the oat milk has filtered through. It will feel a little slimy squeezing the oat milk through the bag in comparison to nut milk.
- Pour contents of the bowl into storage container of your choice and refrigerate. Use within 4-5 days!