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Oat Milk

What you need: 

1/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
2 cups water
1 1/2 tablespoons agave nectar
1 tablespoon oil (I use sunflower oil)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla, optional

What you do: 

1. Put oats in blender and grind to a fine meal.
2. Add all other ingredients, and blend until very smooth.
3. To use immediately, measure 1:1 for nondairy milk in recipes.
4. For later use, refrigerate and shake vigorously just before using.
Works well for baking and gravies; haven't tried it yet in coffee.
Source of recipe: I came up with this when I needed soymilk for a bread recipe, but was out; much to my surprise, it worked great!

Preparation Time: 
5 minutes
Cooking Time: 
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I love it. Strained mine after making just cuz chunky milk is not something lI like. 

I didn't have agave neater but will def be getting some to use next time. I am going to be switching it up between my almond and oat milk from now on. 



i LOVE cheap solutions in the kitchen, and this one is my new fave! used in a corn muffin recipe because soy milk is uber expensive where i live...and now i think i'm just going to use this from now on because it gave the muffins a great texture, and i love that you can just whip up as much or as little as you need. hurray!  ::)


This was the first milk substitute I have concocted, and I can definitely see this easy substitution staying with me for a long time!
Instead of agave nectar, which I often do not have on hand, I have found a tablespoon or two of sugar to work just fine, and also I like to add a little sprinkle of cinnamon before blending.  :)


I use it mainly in sauces & baking, & it works great/ makes up really quickly w/o cooking, & doesn't need to be very thick... But adding cooked oats would probably be a good way to thicken it, if that's the texture you need... also, for ampallang, I was thinking: if you add a little cider vinegar (1/2 to 1 tsp) to a cup of soymilk, it sort of thickens up like buttermilk... I wonder if that works with oat milk? Might be worth a try. Hope you'll post again, if you find something that gives you the thicker texture you'd like!  :)


itd work a lot better if you cook the oats like oatmeal then blend with more water,sugar,flavorings,etc.


Any ideas on how to thicken it up, i used a little more oats but it didnt do anything.

Try raw cashews... I tried 1/4 cup raw (unsalted) cashews along with the 1/4 cup oats; thickened up some, and still had a nice flavor. I may try 1/2 cup cashews + 1/4 cup oats next time, just to see... I think cashews are the solution to many of the world's problems, and this may be one.  :)


Mine wasn't as white and creamy looking as yours in the picture but it was still yum!


I think that if the lumps are bothering anyone, just pour the milk through a mesh seive or some cheesecloth...


I hae done it twice, It seems fine though a  little thin... no matter what i d o with it. I added lucuma instead of vanilla maybe i will make chocolat next time.
Any ideas on how to thicken it up, i used a little more oats but it didnt do anything.


This worked well in a pinch.  I will use it again when out of my usual milk or broke.  Even after several minutes of blending, it was a tad gritty, but that is because of my cheap blender.  It worked very well in the recipe and would do well on cereal I think.  Thanks.



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