This creamy and delicious homemade oat milk recipe is made with 2-ingredients, ready in minutes, and delicious in tea or coffee or poured over cereal.
It’s so easy to make your own homemade oat milk!
It has a lovely neutral oaty taste that is delicious to drink as is or to use in smoothies, over cereal, or in your coffee and tea.
All you need is some rolled oats in your cupboard and you’re good to go. Rolled oats blended with water = oat milk!
You can also add a little maple syrup, vanilla extract and a pinch of salt for some optional extra flavoring, but the main ingredients are simply rolled oats and water.
How To Make Oat Milk
You will find full instructions and measurements in the recipe card at the bottom of the post. This is a summary of the process to go along with the process photos.
- Add all the ingredients to the blender jug and blend for around 1 minute until well blended.
- Strain it through a nut milk bag and you have a creamy and delicious homemade plant milk to use as you please.
Tips For The Best Homemade Oat Milk
- Don’t soak the oats first. A lot of recipes recommend soaking your rolled oats first and then rinsing them very well to remove any sliminess before blending. Yes, oats get slimy. It’s weird. But I actually found in experimenting that the best results came about from not soaking the oats at all. It’s also quicker this way. So just add your oats and water to the blender (plus optional flavorings) and blend!
- Don’t over-blend. Over-blending can also cause the oat milk texture to feel slimy. So you just want to blend it well enough and then stop blending. Usually 1 minute of blending will be more than enough.
- Strain your oat milk. I strain it through a nut milk bag (also sometimes called a nut mylk bag). This is the nut mylk bag I have and am very happy with. To get really smooth oat milk you may even want to strain it twice. You can also strain it through a thin tea towel.
- Don’t heat your oat milk. This homemade oat milk is great in tea or coffee or over cereal. However, it’s not great heated as it tends to get quite thick and clumpy when you heat it. So you can add it to hot drinks and that’s fine, but don’t heat it up before adding it to hot drinks.
What To Do With Leftover Oat Pulp?
A reader commented that they add it to pancake batter to create a nuttier tasting version (awesome idea, thanks Susan!).
You can also use the pulp to make cookies. I found a great recipe for Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Pulp Cookies that does exactly this.
This recipe doesn’t result in a huge amount of leftover pulp so you’re also fine to just throw it away unless that is something that goes against the grain for you. If that’s the case then bake some cookies or throw it into some pancakes.
Keep it stored in the fridge where it will stay fresh for up to 5 days. Shake it up before use as it tends to separate in the fridge, don’t worry this is normal, give it a good shake and enjoy.
More Easy Vegan DIY Recipes
- How To Make Almond Milk
- How To Make Cashew Milk
- Vegan Buttermilk
- Vegan Condensed Milk
- Homemade Vegan Butter
- Vegan Heavy Cream Substitute
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Homemade Oat Milk
- 1 cup Rolled Oats (90g)
- 4 cups Water (960ml)
- ¼ teaspoon Salt Optional
- 2 Tablespoons Maple Syrup Optional
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract Optional
- Add all the ingredients to your blender and blend until well blended. Don't blend for more than 1 minute.
- Strain through a nut milk bag or a tea towel.
- Store the milk in the fridge where it will stay fresh for up to 5 days. Shake it well before use.
- Use in your tea or coffee or pour over cereal.
- Don’t soak your oats first, I found this caused sliminess, no matter how much they were rinsed.
- Don’t overblend as it can also cause the oats to become slimy. You shouldn’t need to blend for more than a minute.
- Don’t heat the milk as it causes it to get very thick and clumpy. It can be added to hot drinks like tea and coffee though.
- This recipe is gluten-free as long as you use gluten-free rolled oats.
This was really good thank u! 😊 I used all of the leftover pulp from my plant milks for my baby chicks. Dry the pulp and mix it with the starter feeds they love it.
Alison Andrews says
Oh that’s awesome! Thanks for sharing Mariah-Jo!
My go to recipe for making vegan nut free butter. Wondering, can you freeze oat milk? Can you freeze nut milks?
Alison Andrews says
Hi Carla, I haven’t tried freezing it but I believe it’s fine to do, it just may become a little grainy after thawing. 🙂