Homemade Oat Milk Recipe


Homemade oat milk recipe

Making your own milk from plants is super easy. Once we realised how simple it was to make our own milk from nuts or oats we now regularly make milk for our smoothies, tea, and coffees. All it takes is a little bit of planning, but the upside is knowing exactly what you are drinking, and it's slightly cheaper than buying cartons from the supermarket. 

We will be posting a series of plant-based nut recipes ranging from making milk to creams. First from the series is how to make Homemade Oat Milk.

How and Why to Soak Overnight

Most nuts, seeds, grains and beans are covered in natural chemical enzyme inhibitors and toxins that protect them while growing, both from sprouting prematurely and also from predators. Once harvested, those same chemicals, the major one being phytic acid, actually inhibits our digestive system's ability to absorb the essential minerals and nutrients.

The very simple process of soaking, releases these chemicals. In short soaking nuts makes them easier to digest and improves their flavour.

Preparation

  • In a glass container add 1 1/2 cups of Rolled Oats
  • Pour enough filtered water so that it completely covers the Oats, leave overnight but not longer than 12 hours

Equipment

  • Blender (NutriBullet or NutriNinja but others will be fine)
  • Nut Milk Bag (Can be purchased at The Kai Box for $12.00)
Nut milk bag
 Oatmilk Recipe
  • 1 1/2 cup of Rolled Oats soaked overnight
  • Pour the oats into a sieve and rinse very well
  • Transfer into your blender
  • Add 3 1/2 to 4 cups of filtered water into the blender
  • Blend for no more than 20 seconds
  • Take a glass container, put the nut bag inside it, and pour the milk from the blender into the nut bag
Squeeze oat milk into bowl
  • Use your hands to gently squeeze the bag, the oats will feel slimy, this is ok
  • Once you have finished straining save the oats in a container (you can use this for granola bars or to make crackers in a dehydrator)

Add Flavour

  • Transfer the milk back into the blender (rinse it out first)
  • Add 1/2 tsp of Cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp of honey, date syrup, or maple syrup
  • Blend for a further 20 seconds
  • Transfer into a glass container and enjoy

 Give it a go! and post up your freshly homemade Oat Milk on our Facebook page.

 


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