Making your own oat milk at home is easy—and what’s even better is that it allows you to choose your own ingredients and avoid additives. You can also make your oat milk guaran- teed gluten-free by using gluten-free oats.

Oat milk, a plant-based milk substitute, has become increasingly popular over the last few years. Vegan, as well as lactose-, soy-, and nut- free—oat milk is an excellent and delicious “milk” option for those with dietary restrictions. Oat milk is easy to make, affordable, low in fat, and is enriched with nutrients like calcium, potassium, iron, fibre, and vitamins A, B, and D.

Homemade oat milk recipe

Get creative and make it yours by adding more or less sweetener, or add cinnamon for an extra kick.

Ingredients

1 cup of rolled oats

4 cups water

2 Tbsps pure maple syrup 1 tsp vanilla extract

1⁄4 tsp salt

Directions

Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend (for no more than 30 seconds, as the oats can become “slimy” in texture). Strain through a nut milk bag or place a cheesecloth over a bowl and strain. Store milk in the fridge in a bottle or jar for up to five days. Shake before each use. Enjoy in your morning coffee or over your cereal.

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