Learn how to make oat milk at home in under 5 minutes with this easy, plant-based recipe. Taste the difference in quality when you make oat milk from scratch. The fresh taste will have you making your own vegan milk at home and ditching the store-bought kinds of milk that are often full of oil and preservatives, depending on the brand.

Alternatives: Don't like oats but only drink plant-based milk? You can use this same recipe for any nut, seeds, or grain. Just swap out oats for almonds, cashews (make sure to soak them!), sesame seeds, and much more.

Helpful tip from the recipe developer: if you don't have a nut milk bag you can use a very thin t-shirt, towel, or pair of tights to strain.

Health Benefits:  Oats are high in fiber, vegan protein, vitamin B, and healthy minerals including iron, magnesium, and calcium. This particular recipe has 3 grams of plant-based protein and 2 grams of fiber.

Make it for: This oat milk will stay fresh in the fridge for up to 5 days. You can enjoy the healthy flavors mixed in your coffee, tea, smoothie, or breakfast cereal. Kids also love the light, creamy taste. Here's a tip from the recipe developer: To avoid slimy oat milk, blend ingredients for no longer than 30 seconds.

Recipe Developer: Hannah Sunderani @twospoons.ca

Prep Time: 5 Minutes

Total Time: 5 Minutes

Oat Milk

Makes 4 cups

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup large flake oats
  • 1/4 cup raw cashews (preferably soaked overnight)
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil or other neutral oil
  • pinch sea salt
  • 4 cups of water

Instructions:

  1. In a blender add oats, raw cashews, maple syrup, coconut oil, sea salt, and water. Blend on high for no longer than 30 seconds.
  2. Place your nut milk bag over a large bowl and pour the oat blend into the bag. Squeeze the bag to strain the milk from the pulp.
  3. Pour the freshly squeezed milk from your bowl back into your blender (this allows for easy transfer into a bottle). Transfer the milk into an airtight bottle and store it in the fridge.