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How to Make Oat Milk in 3 Easy Steps

April 29, 2021

Follow our easy steps for making oat milk and find out the many health benefits of homemade oat milk.

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Why You Need to DIY

You’ve probably seen oat milk on the menu at your favorite coffee shop and lining the grocery store shelves by now, but did you know that in just a few simple steps you can make your own right at home? Oat milk is a versatile, nut-free and vegan alternative to dairy, and is delicious in hot drinks, smoothies, chia pudding, and — you guessed it — oatmeal! Once you get the hang of this recipe, you can start to adjust the sweetness, richness, flavor and volume based on your preferences.

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The Health Benefits of Oat Milk

Whole-grain oats are rich in soluble fiber, minerals and antioxidants which may have a positive effect on hypertension, according to a systematic review from the British Journal of Nutrition. Oat milk is a healthy alternative to dairy, since it contains no fat or cholesterol, just be sure to buy or make oat milk that is low in added sugars.

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What You'll Need

For this recipe, you will need a blender, measuring cups and spoons, a fine mesh strainer and a 40-ounce storage jar.

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Gather Your Ingredients

For this recipe, you will need:

  • 1 cup whole-grain rolled oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine-grain pink sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups cold filtered water
  • To sweeten, use 1 teaspoon raw honey, which is optional.

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