Make the switch from packaged oat mylk to a more cost effective, plastic reducing natural alternative. This quick and simple recipe is just the thing!
Homemade oat mylk is not only inexpensive, but also requires no soaking and saves lots of time. Remember to always use certified organic rolled oats. Commercial oats contain high levels of glyphosate, a commonly used herbicide in farming. Glyphosate has been shown to disrupt healthy gut bacteria (an underlying factor in many chronic illnesses) is toxic to aquatic life, and may heighten cancer risks. At Alfalfa House, we stock certified organic locally grown rolled oats.
Enjoy this quick and easy homemade mylk recipe below. Use it in your coffee or porridge bowls this winter. During the warmer months, use this mylk as a base to make chia puddings or smoothies.
Homemade Oat Mylk Recipe
- Strainer or cheesecloth
- Spatula or spoon for straining (if you're using a strainer)
- Glass bottle
- 80 grams rolled oats
- 2 cups icy water (room temperature water will produce thick and slimy mylk)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract optional
- 1 pinch salt optional
- Add the oats, icy water, and any additional flavourings into the blender. Blend for 20-30 seconds (blending it for too long can warm up the mylk making it slightly thick(unless that's what you're going for).
- Pour the blended mixture through a strainer or cheesecloth over a jug. If you're using a strainer, use your spatula or spoon to stir and flatten the mixture into the strainer to really juice it out. An optional step is double straining the mixture to ensure all the oat sediment is removed.
- Transfer your delicious oat mylk into a glass bottle and store in the fridge.