How to Make Oat Milk

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Learn how to make oat milk with this easy recipe! Oat milk is delicious and inexpensive. It’s also vegan, dairy free, nut free and gluten free.* Recipe yields about 4 3/4 cups oat milk.

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  1. First, we’re going to soak the oats for 15 minutes so they blend and strain more easily. Place the oats in a pitcher or bowl, and add enough water to cover by a couple of inches. Set aside for 15 minutes.
  2. Drain the soaked oats in a fine-mesh sieve, and rinse them thoroughly under running water.
  3. Next, transfer the oats to your blender. Add 2 cups of the water, plus the maple syrup, vanilla extract and tiny pinch of salt. Blend on high speed until the oat milk is smooth, about 1 to 2 minutes. Add the remaining 2 cups water and blend again.
  4. To strain, place the fine-mesh sieve over a pitcher and pour the mixture through. Taste, and add more maple syrup for sweetness, if desired.
  5. Oat milk tastes best after it’s been chilled in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. It will separate over time, so give it a stir before serving. Oat milk will keep well in the fridge, covered, for up to 5 days.


*Make it gluten free: Be sure to use certified gluten-free oats.

Suggested equipment: My Vitamix blender (affiliate link) blends oat milk and nut milks like a champ.

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