Homemade Oat Milk

I spent time trying to figure out how to do that quirky, recipe plug in for WordPress… Obviously I didn’t get very far, and it started to stress me out, so I did this wonderful thing called getting over it and just writing the recipe down in a normal blog post! Haha!

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Before I write down the recipe, let me explain what let me to making our own…

As a family of 5 who very rarely buys dairy (due to Martin being dairy free because it makes him ill, and the rest of us not really buying it because I spent 3 years vegan, so it just wasn’t around…) we were going through 8-10 cartons of the ever so wonderful, but ever so expensive, Oatly Barista Milk, per WEEK.

That’s right, a week!

£1.80 per carton x 10… Yep, £18 a week on oat milk.

It’s mind blowing! So in an effort to significantly reduce our oat milk spending, I thought I’d finally get around to trying to make our own, for a heck of a lot less!

It was SO easy, SO much cheaper and TASTY, I kind of wondered why it took me so long to try, haha!

So now to share the recipe…

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Homemade, Creamy, Oat Milk

Serving Size: 1 Litre.

Ingredients

  • 1.5 Cups of Oats
  • 6 Cups of Water
  • 1 Medjool Date or 1 Tbsp Maple Syrup (optional)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla (optional)

Method

  1. Place all ingredients into blender.
  2. For whole/creamy oat milk, leave ingredients to soak for 5-10mins. (Believe me, this makes all the difference to the creaminess of the milk) For a more skimmed/semi-skimmed type milk, no soaking is required, and you can move straight to step 3.
  3. Blend until its looking relatively smooth, around a minute…
  4. Pour mixture through a cheesecloth/nut milk bag, and strain… (I do this directly into a funnel, which goes straight into whatever bottle or jar I’m storing the milk in, saves on washing up!)
  5. Make sure you’ve squeezed out as much liquid as possible, and then refrigerate!

Hey presto!! Easy, creamy, oat milk! For a fraction of the cost of shop bought!

Side note: Keep the pulp! I’ve been using mine in flapjack!

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I also want to add that it doesn’t have to be all or nothing…

I will 100% still buy myself a carton of Oatly Barista a week. That’s my treat! I LOVE it in my cuppa!

It’s about looking at the changes you can make… £1.80 per week is far more acceptable than £18!

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L xxx

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